Friday, June 24, 2005

And another thing on Kelo

Do you own your riverfront or waterfront home? Are you kind of not well-off? Is the neighborhood a little dowdy? Well, watch out. Only the rich -- excuse me -- "revenue enhancers" -- have an absolute right to that property now. This is what your US Supreme Court said. Sandra Day O'Connor, dissenting, has this exactly right:

Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner, so long as it might be upgraded.


The specter of condemnation hangs over all property. Nothing is to prevent the state from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall or any farm with a factory.


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