Eminent domain ruling just 'Darwinism': (Jackson MS) Clarion Ledger, 7/28/05

Letter to the Editor

By Robert E. Hays, Pearl MS

June 23, 2005, like Dec. 7, 1941, was another day in history that will live in infamy. That's the day the U.S. Supreme Court said a government can seize the private property of its citizens in order to give title to that property to some other private entity — all in the name of "economic development."

Through an edict, the Supreme Court has once again passed what will become "the law of the land." This "law" says that your town or county can take your home and give it to some other private entity simply because it will produce more tax revenue.

This is the application in law of Darwinism — the survival of the biggest and strongest — and with the help of government officials, the most corrupt.

If ever there were a reason to pray for President Bush to be able to get originalist justices on the court, this must be it. Because of the action of five liberal activist judges, the property of every property owner in the nation is now in jeopardy.

It's time for the American people to say to every elected official in our nation, with one voice: "Come to get my home to give it to some other private entity, and they'll carry you out feet first," and mean it.

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