Monday, November 16, 2009

Read This Now - The Government Wants Your Land

Yeah so that Kelo eminent domain decision worked out really well, eh?

Pfizer said it would pull 1,400 jobs out of New London within two years and move most of them a few miles away to a campus it owns in Groton, Conn., as a cost-cutting measure. It would leave behind the city’s biggest office complex and an adjacent swath of barren land that was cleared of dozens of homes to make room for a hotel, stores and condominiums that were never built.
I hate to say it, but man does this make Clarence Thomas look good. Maybe that just goes to illustrate how crazy the Supreme Court ruling was on this case...
Justice Thomas called New London’s plan “a costly urban-renewal project whose stated purpose is a vague promise of new jobs and increased tax revenue, but which is also suspiciously agreeable to the Pfizer Corporation.”
I also didn't know that 43 states changed their laws to bar similar eminent domain takings in the future.

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