Thursday, August 25, 2005

Eminent Domain Outrage

The Supreme Court's eminent domain decision in the Kelo case was bad enough, but this new angle takes the cake. The City of New London is charging the residents back rent for having remained in their own houses while attempting via the legal system to prevent the city from transfering ownership of their homes to another private entity.

The residents will thus thus not be paid by the city for their property, but instead have to pay the city for the pleasure of being evicted.

Among other things, this is clearly a warning shot to other homeowners not to attempt to prevent the seizure of their property, but to quietly comply or risk the same fate, being turned out of their homes in deep debt.

Unbelievable.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ugly Naked Guy said...

Where's my shotgun? Is this a reason that the founding fathers allowed for a well-armed militia?

P.S. I have no shotgun, but have been known to shoot my mouth off.

10:45 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

It's pretty stunning, isn't it?! Sometimes I wonder if we're going to need a repeat of 1776 --

11:04 PM  

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