YOU are EVICTED!!
Last week the Supreme Court made its most insane, twisted, stupid decision ever. Sometimes too many law degrees and court case histories can cloud the vision and make it hard to see something that a 6-year-old could easily grasp.
The property rights case (which had been pending for several months) finally got decided last week. And five out of the nine justices decided that you can be evicted from your own home.
If a developer wants to build a hotel or office building or a house that’s bigger than yours — Goodbye. It’s been nice having you here; run along now. If a wealthier person is able to do something more lucrative with your property, this constitutes “public use,” same as a freeway or national park.
Yes, I’m aware that it was the liberal justices who came up with this “reasoning.” But let’s not turn this bipartisan issue into a pissing contest. Everyone is shocked and revolted by this ruling. Liberals siding up with a wealthy developer against a working-class homeowner? Don’t think so. This is probably the most unanimous issue to come along in decades. It’s time for We The People to do what we have to do.
I first read about this New London case a year or two ago. I took it about as seriously as you'd take someone wearing a tinfoil hat and warning about Martians attacking. I just assumed that as soon as this case reached a judge who had two brain cells to rub together the case would be dismissed and ridiculed and that would be the end of it.
Currently eight states have laws forbidding abuse of Eminent Domain (Washington is one of them, thank God). The other 42 states need to see the writing on the wall NOW. We need state laws to protect homeowners against influential developers working hand-in-glove with sleazy government officials. Or, maybe our coin-operated Congress would pass a federal law preventing developers from seizing people’s homes — hahahahahaha! Riiight.
State legislatures that don’t pass such a law will be embarrassed and humiliated when an identical iniative goes on the state ballot and gets passed ten to one.
Poetic Justice: The town of Weare, New Hampshire, where Justice David Souter lives, might actually seize his house and build a hotel on "his" property. A nice hotel would bring in a lot more tax revenue than David Souter’s house. Certainly that’s what Justice Souter would want; he said so.
You can also join the Castle Coalition if you want to fight this trend of government property seizures. Thanks to The Will To Exist for showing this link.