This one is going to need the blogosphere, I believe, so get ready and prominently link Eminent Domain Watch over on blogspot.com
Read MaxedOutMama for her addition, and let’s take back our freedom. The one statement I don’t really think is right is that Communists are drooling over Kelo. As much as this is redistribution property, it doesn’t even have the trappings of justice that Communism sought to cloak itself with. At least the entitled had to work their way up in that corrupt system. This one? We leave the rich and priviledged untouched, nay empowered, while taking from the hardworking everyday American, and from the citizen who is trying to obtain the American Dream, and from our elder citizens their very home security. This is not America… when you can no longer be assured that your home and life investment is safe from the greedy under the protection of the power of your government.
I am actually having a hard time believing this has taken place. I had hoped the court would side with the ordinary citizen on this one, putting up some barriers-however small to the increased encroachment. But what is the case? Our own Supreme Court throws all to the pig trough. Everything. What is the recourse of any common citizen under the law in this? I would like someone to answer me, because I have seen firsthand how little could be done in the face of eminent domain before this case. What is the appeal for the common man now?
To denude one of their very home is to leave them vulnerable indeed.
There are those who would argue that this will not be used abusively, that it is just more of what we have already lived with. I beg to differ. But it is time and history now that will decide.
I say that we have come to a sad case in this country on the Kelo decision. A very sad case, as our experience with first, Roe vs. Wade, and then with the aborted Restoration of Religious Rights efforts have taught us.
You never care enough for someones loss until you experience it yourself; it would be tragic for Americans to sit idly by while many lose their homes and businesses to vested interests in the name of “eminent domain”. In the interest of more taxes that are so easily spent and so lightly accounted for!
I would like to add one last thought to this: this is a devastating blow to the Conservatives, because Conservatives have favored big business getting their bottom line…but when you have trod upon the common man where he lives… you will not escape without repercussion in the voting booth.