All but outlawed, that is. Today’s 5-4 ruling, with the Socialist wing of the Supreme Court winning, has effectively put an end to private property rights in this country.
From what I can tell, the Left side of the court has left it up entirely to city councils to determine what is or is not a community benefit.
I don’t know about you, but this scares the hell out of me.
If your local council can condemn your property because a develop wants to put up a strip mall, what’s to keep them from condemning it with the hope of attracting a developer to put up a strip mall?
Now do you see why we need new leadership in the Senate? If Bill Frist was incapable of getting W’s appellate court nominees confirmed without help from the seven dwarves, what’s he going to do when Rehnquist steps down and W appoints a good conservative?
He’s gonna buckle like a tin shed in a tornado.
We need someone, anyone with a spine as Senate Majority Leader.
Perhaps one could preempt the local politicians and solicit a developer to purchase their property for development.
Hmmm? I’ll have to think on that one.