June 23, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Tie an Orange Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree

Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes
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.

Tax revenue, my friends, tax revenue. Not to avoid the costs of policing a third world country, not to keep a promise to the Empire. People's homes and lives and neighborhoods are being destroyed in Connecticut to build a shopping mall.

So forgive me if I don't cry for you, Gush Katif and Neve Dekalim. TrackBack

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