Good question Shos, and one that the President will have to be very quick on. He has got to come out firmly on property rights.
I almost hate to paraphrase a line by Bill Clinton, but "Eminent Domain" should be legal and rare.
This ruling opens a potential flood gate of ED actions across the U.S. that will be so vast that a lot of little people are going to become homeless, courtesy of the Supreme Court.
I don’t listen to Sean Hannity much, he get on my nerves, but yesterday he got it in one when he said that with Kelo the Supreme court amended the 5th Amendment from ” nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. “
To ” nor shall private property be taken for public or private use, without just compensation. “
Piq, ” Oh come on. Try. Just try!
I bet you can do it! ”
I didn’t because you guys, along with your neighbors, have some beautiful property that is close to the water and a golf course. Can’t you just imagine a high rise hotel and convention center on that piece of property? I can and I suspect the taxes would be worth a hell of a lot more to the city of San Diego than a “collection of post WWII dwellings, averaging 50-60 years in age, in varying states of disrepair that have clearly exceed their anticipated maximum lifetime and are now worth no more than 20% of the usable property they occupy. Said dwellings are not considered earthquake proof and represent a danger to the occupants and local community, etc etc”
See much factually wrong there? It took me 30 or so seconds to come up with that and I can guarantee the lawyers will come with much better ammo.
I don’t think
it would happen because I suspect there are some high powered eclectic lawyers living around you that could put up a hell of a fight. But there are other neighborhoods in San Diego that might not be so defensible, you’ve seen them.
I’m trying not to overreact to this whole thing but it really bothers me as nothing else the Court has done recently to screw with the middle class of America and I suspect that protests asides, most of us all fall in the low – upper middle class and at least a few of us go beyond that.
I have to say one of the biggest shockers was to learn that Nicole Marie is a “slum Lord” (Lordess? Lady?) ”(of several properties - I own rentals too)”
To quote Captain Renault: ”I'm shocked, shocked”
just kidding Nicole