It was a decision fraught with huge implications for a country with many areas, particularly the rapidly growing urban and suburban areas, facing countervailing pressures of development and property ownership rights.
What is going on in this country?! We are not a ‘socialist’ or ‘communist’ state. This ruling is absolutely ludicrous.
As Justice O’Connor, stated:
“Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random,” O’Connor wrote. “The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms.”
We do not live in a socialist situation where the government, local or federal can come in and take our property like this.
I am highly ticked off and I think every single homeowner in this country needs to read this article on CNN.com.
Please cast your vote on CNN.com (QuickVote, bottom right corner for poll on when, or if, the Local governments should be able to seize homes and businesses).