Thursday, June 23, 2005

Sell Your Homes, Hide Your Money, the Senile Supreme Court Has Ruled

Do governments need people?

Sell your homes and hide your money under the mattress. The senile neo liberals on the Supreme Court have ruled in favor of corporate take-over of your home.

June 23 (Bloomberg) -- "Local governments have broad power to take over private property to make way for shopping malls, office parks and sports stadiums, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled.

The court said government agencies can constitutionally take property in the name of economic development -- and even transfer it to another private party -- as long as the landowner receives compensation. The 5-4 ruling, which split the court largely along liberal-conservative lines, came in a case involving land near a Pfizer Inc. plant in New London, Connecticut. "

Dissenting Sandra Day O'Connor notes that this ruling gives cities the power to uproot families in order to benefit wealthy devel0pers:

``Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random,'' Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said in dissent. ``The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms.''

See Blake Wylie for more on this outrage.

This is not liberalism, this is not communism, this is tyranny.

"When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny."-----Thomas Jefferson