Eminent Domain Core Of Democratic Ideology: New London (CT) Day, 2/24/05

Letter to the Editor

By Frederick Charles Shakir

The Fort Trumbull eminent domain issue before the Supreme Court represents the ultimate philosophical consequence of the modern philosophy of the Democratic Party and its socialist ideology.

The wealth redistribution ideology that is the majority ideology in New London and elsewhere says that income and wealth are subject to confiscation for the greater good of society. The eminent domain issue is simply a slight calibration of that same dominant political ideology present in New London and Connecticut.

It is a very small jump to go from income redistribution to asset redistribution. Citizens of this state lost long ago the ability to control wealth redistribution and government size with the enactment of the income tax and binding arbitration. The confiscation of real property is quite simply the next logical step in this ideological march.

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