Thursday, June 23, 2005

Liberals and their pro-corporation views

Now I've seen it all. Daily KOS has a post applauding the Supreme Court's decision to allow government even more power over private property: The city of New London had used its eminent domain power to condemn a large privately-owned piece of land, giving it to a private development corporation for the purposes of economic development. This article almost seems like it was written just because the justice's that opposed this ruling were O'Connor, Thomas, Scalia, and Rehnquist. When the government condems your house just so a new check cashing place can be built remember who stood against big government. When a pristine habitat could have been saved except for this ruling, will the environmentalists applaud Souter, Ginsburg, Kennedy, Breyer, and Stevens. Governments had the right to use eminent domain for public projects before this ruling, now anybody with enough cash to bribe the elected officials have more power than ever. At least most of the commentators at KOS realize this.

4 comments:

Blake said...

"We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -Hillary Clinton

Wally Bangs said...

Blake, you're really scaring me man. Great job of covering this over at Nashville Files by the way. I found it downright comical to see Daily KOS trying to put a positive spin on something this reprehensible. They always go on so about how evil corporations are and about the power grab that's going on in Washington DC by the Republicans. Of course, it's like my wife said, "Liberals don't believe in private property so the ruling makes sense." At least they don't believe in private property for the average Joe Blows out there.

Anonymous said...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/6/24/1237/04887

Wally Bangs said...

Check that shit in, huh? Nice article. I think this is one issue where the right and left can join together for the true public good.