Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Win For Eminent Domain Could Leave It As A Loser

By Steve Chapman - November 28, 2005 - Baltimore Sun
Local governments that want to use their power of eminent domain to promote economic development won a huge victory last June when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with them that seizing private property for such purposes does not violate the Constitution.

But that triumph brings to mind Oscar Wilde's remark: "In this life there are two great tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst."

With all of this energy and effort aimed at overturning this one case, why can we not get rid of the tyrannical judges who made this decision? Why are all the efforts aimed at getting around the judges instead of getting rid of the judges? Why not impeach all 5 of the obviously corrupt judges who so arrogantly dismissed our Constitutional protections?

Even if their ruling becomes moot through the current efforts to stop the seizure of homes in other ways, in the long run, the supremacists win. Our courts still retain the power to destroy representative democracy, and they are slowly doing it with rulings like Kelo.


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