Thursday, June 23, 2005

. . . of the people, by the people, for the people . . .

I am forced to bring my head down from the clouds for a moment, and offer a portion of a news story which clearly demonstrates the state of our "more perfect Union":

By Hope Yen

Washington (AP) - Cities may bulldoze people's homes to make way for shopping malls or other private development, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday, giving local governments broad power to seize private property to generate tax revenue.

In a scathing dissent, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said the decision bowed to the rich and powerful at the expense of middle-class Americans.

The 5-4 decision means that homeowners will have more limited rights.

And this decision was rendered by the so-called "liberal bloc" of the Court.

Perhaps this is why George W. Bush is insisting that we all become homeowners and have a "stake in our country."

As Pogo said to Albert, "We have met the enemy and he is us."




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