Thursday, June 23, 2005

Congress Must Act

Today's Supreme Court ruling that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses against their will for private development must not stand. Since the Supremes will not protect individual rights, Congress must. Please write to your elected representative and senators and demand they write a bill prohibiting this. I do not own property in the area that brought this to the US Supreme Court, but if they can do this in Connecticut, they can do this in any state. This violates individual property rights. Eminent Domain should pertain only to forcing sale of property that is needed for the wellbeing of society such as roads, community hospitals or schools.
To allow the seizure of private property for private development to increase the tax base for a community is a threat to all of us.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, but socialists think that increased tax revenue IS for the well being of the community.