Updated February 22, 2005
“Supreme Court justices are expressing serious doubts today about if they have the authority to protect New London neighbors who are trying to hang on to their homes. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted New London has fallen on tough times. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor questioned whether the homeowners were asking the court to "second-guess" the power of eminent domain.”
I credit the AP for the news source in that first paragraph. I also saw the results of an unofficial poll taken by KPRC ( Houston’s Local NBC affiliate) in which roughly 90% who took the time to answer their poll thought that the current use of eminent domain was an abuse of governmental power. I would have linked to it except that particular news article vanished and was replaced by news of local homicides before I could get it copied.
Maybe the MIB, as Mark Levin calls them in his book, subtitled, “How The Supreme Court Is Destroying America”, should start paying attention to the signals that are being sent by the citizens of our country. When the government no longer is responsible to those whom they govern bad things happen.
“whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government”, from the Declaration of Independence.
I wonder if Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor have reviewed that portion of our founding documents lately. I am not an advocate of violence or anarchy, not by any stretch; however, I consider myself fairly restrained and to some extent, civilized. These MIB had better wake up and smell what they are shoveling before some of the less civilized start tearing things apart one piece at a time. The Supreme Court would be a good place to start.
Tip of the hat to Unrepentant Individual for staying on top of this important story. Read his blog titled Stengthen the 5th Amendment.