Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remember Kelo?

Yah, the SCOTUS decision which iterated that, basically, your State/Local pols can do anything they damn well WANT to do with your property. That decision was a distant precipitator of the TEA Party phenom, by the way.


While Ms. Kelo and her neighbors lost their homes, the city and the state spent some $78 million to bulldoze private property for high-end condos and other "desirable" elements. Instead, the wrecked and condemned neighborhood still stands vacant, without any of the touted tax benefits or job creation.

That's especially galling because the five Supreme Court Justices cited the development plan as a major factor in rationalizing their Kelo decision.

In fact, Pfizer has decided to abandon the site altogether.

Resistance to State/Local geniuses is not only correct--the intensity should be jacked up a few notches. It'll serve as good practice for resisting the ObamaStatism.

HT: Ace/Laura

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