Skip to comments.A Win for Big Government (Kelo v New London)
Posted on 06/23/2005 10:37:53 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore
Cities may now seize homes and businesses and hand them over to private developers to raise tax revenue. That's what the Supreme Court decided yesterday in Kelo v. New London, a 5-4 ruling that strips Connecticut homeowner Susette Kelo and several others of their homes and land. By siding with New London, the court drastically expands traditional eminent-domain powers beyond highways and fighting urban blight. This is a resounding defeat for ordinary landowners and a threat to property rights. Homeowners now own their homes only if the government wants them to.
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The Battle of New London isn't over yet. Get your muskets and pitchforks, and march to the sound of the guns. -:)
I don't mind moving, but my guns might have another thing to say about it!
Has anyone heard el Presidente's take on this?
First we got used to accepting that we are only allowed to keep as much of our income as the government "lets" us keep. Now they have ratcheted it up to include real property. I don't see how this is materially different than what Mugabe did to white farmers in Zimbabwe.
This is unbelievable. The founding fathers are rolling over in their graves.
So what's the solution folks? After a decade of Republican control of the Congress and a half decade of Republican control of the White House and Congress it's come to this?
Absurd. A socialist policy to further the ambitions of the robber-barons of industry.
The landowners should lock themselves in their house, raise the Gonzales "Come and Take it Flag" of Texas Independence, and arm themselves. Make the government come and physically take their property at the barrel of a gun on national television.
Just what kind of remedy do the people have when the Supreme Court makes an unconstitutional ruling?
Who overrules the judiciary?
--- I don't see how this is materially different than what Mugabe did to white farmers in Zimbabwe.---
Exactly what my wife said. Here it is the courts doing it though. The Dims are getting pushed out of elective office, so now they're using the courts as a last resort. Here's a case where I live:
It's something new every day. The courts are running Fish and Game and Forestry.
Homeowners now own their homes only if the government wants them to.
And they will broadcast that a cult of fanatics are hold-up in their compound molesting children.
Then they will send in the tanks.
While the rest of America watches it on TV and cheers.
Next decision will be about quartering British troops in our homes.
Why start a new thread on this subject?
Well, at least lately, Mugabe doesn't mouth platitudes about how Zimbabwe provides equality under law and protects its citizens' rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, let alone stops private property from being stolen, er, taken for others' private use. So maybe it's a little less hypocritical when it happens there.
That is prime tagline material...
All your property are belong to SCOTUS.
This is quite a tragedy. I certainly hope they were at least required to give Ms. Kelo compensation.
I've been wondering all day why I haven't heard any White House reaction to one of the most outrageous Supreme Court rulings in recent memory. I guess Bush isn't in any real danger of losing his Crawford ranch to a Wal*Mart building project, but he should show some outrage and some compassion for those less fortunate souls who will lose their property because of this horrible ruling.
Opinion of the Court: Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Breyer, Ginsburg
Dissent: O'Connor, Scalia, Rehnquist, Thomas
"Next decision will be about quartering British troops in our homes."
Not one cent for tribute? Whaddya mean? We pay our UN dues and keep those aid shipments goin' to North Korea and Islamist countries!
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