Thursday, June 23, 2005

Eminent Domain or Enema Domain?

Either way it is a pain in the ass.

The U.S. Supreme Court decided that if your city thinks it has a use for your property that may benefit the "public good" even if that public good is just making a profit for a friendly neighborhood real estate developer, your out of luck. My advice? Move next to a Superfund site. You may get cancer but no one will ever take your house. Plus, even if eminent domain applies to your internal organs they will be so twisted and mutated that even city councilors would not be able to use them.

4 Comments:

At Fri. Jun. 24, 02:35:00 a.m. 2005, Blogger alice said...

This is from Tom McClintock, the guy who should have been voted in as governor of California.


Senator Tom McClintock released the following statement on the United States Supreme Court decision in Kelo v. City of New London, Connecticut.

McClintock to introduce an amendment to the
California Constitution to restore the original meaning
of the property protections in the Bill of Rights

“Today the U.S. Supreme Court broke the social compact by striking down one of Americans’ most fundamental rights. Their decision nullifies the Constitution’s Public Use clause and opens an era when the rich and powerful may use government to seize the property of ordinary citizens for private gain.”

“The responsibility now falls on the various states to reassert and restore the property rights of their citizens. I am today announcing my intention to introduce an amendment to the California Constitution to restore the original meaning of the property protections in the Bill of Rights. This amendment will require that the government must either own the property it seizes through eminent domain or guarantee the public the legal right to use the property. In addition, it will require that such property must be restored to the original owner or his rightful successor, if the government ceased to use it for the purpose of the eminent domain action.”

 
At Sat. Jun. 25, 01:52:00 a.m. 2005, Blogger Apesnake said...

McClintock's statement is right on target. (Damn that stupid Just for Men hair gell commercial!)

It will be interesting to see how property values change as some states do the right thing and others do not.

 
At Tue. Jun. 28, 09:01:00 a.m. 2005, Anonymous Sunni Maravillosa said...

"It will be interesting to see how property values change as some states do the right thing and others do not."

Not only that, but how population demographics will swing. A few states have already ramped up their land theft.

 
At Tue. Jun. 28, 05:07:00 p.m. 2005, Blogger Apesnake said...

Florida could turn over the entire state to Disney. People fly in, go on some rides, stay in a hotel and leave. The only people left living in the state will be the people who live in the tunnels, dress like Tigger and molest people.

Kansas could finally become "Intelligent Creation Divine Design land" and replace all the towns with life-size models of Sodom and Gammorah being destroyed. They can flood the corn fields and place models of dinosaurs drowning while Noah's boat hits the surf.

Of course the Mississippi river can be sold to investors as the longest and most boring water slide in history.

 

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