Monday, June 27, 2005

Where's the riots?

Private property rights suffered arguably their biggest defeat in the history of this country last week when the Supreme Court said that private property can be confiscated (for a 'fair' compensation), in order to hand it over to another private entity for commercial development, and yet, there are very few people who even realize what this means.
Where's the riots? Where's the blood in the streets?
Well, apparently it's summer time and the activists who like to protest against every single thing that would make sense are busy spending time at mummy and daddy's place in the Hamptons, or on Martha's Vineyard. Apparently once school is out, all the protesting is null/void.

The thing that amazes me the most is that every news station I saw this reported on, relegated it to the 4th or 5th story. If this would have been a case where the liberal judges voted in the minority and Clarence Thomas/Antonin Scalia/William Rehnquist would have been in the majority, I guarantee we would have been bombarded with news stories about how this is the end of the world as we know it, and how the conservatives/Republicans only care about big corporations. But since it's the liberal justices that pushed this decision through, we hear only the chirping of crickets from the MSM.

Hopefully it's their homes that are confiscated first to build a mini-mall.

I tend to agree with the California Conservative AND on this one, and I knew I could count on the Emperor for some good comments.

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