Skip to comments.Kelo Home Seized Through Controversial Eminent Domain Taking Now Being Used As A Dumping Ground
Posted on 09/02/2011 4:59:09 AM PDT by icanhasbailout
The Kelo vs. New London case saw the Supreme Court expanding the governments eminent domain powers to include taking property and giving it to other private citizens for the purposes of economic development and enhancing tax revenues. It was a terrible blow to property rights in America.
And now, in perhaps a fitting end to the sad chapter in American jurisprudence, the City of New London is now using the property the fought to seize all the way to the Supreme Court as a dumping ground. Video below, and a letter to the editor noting the irony of the city using this particular property.
It was about expanding government power. Who the heck cares what they do with the land? [/s] They won.
ask the folks who had there properties “stolen” for the “superconductive super colider” here in N Texas how good a deal it was for them.
Everything our bloated, oppressive government touches turns to garbage...and that includes the morons on the Supreme Court who took away property rights in Kelo.
the abusers hate when people remember their sins of the past.
There’s a super-collider in TX? where?
I want to come work there
It would be funny as hell if New London got sued for violating some EPA regulation for using the land as a dumping ground.
Welcome to the USSA, comrades.
Transplant some listed flower or salamander and call the EPA demanding protection of the site including several square miles of border areas around the site....the town would have to close up shop!
My wages are being garnished, the state revenue is taking over $200 a week out of my paycheck. But I am a seasonal worker. They even sent documentation to my employer demanding that they seize all my assets at work.
This is in Alaska and its about the state collecting money to pay for healhtcare for my son which was taken from me by the Office of Children’s Services (OCS).
This is runway over protection, which then cascades out of control, my son who has Aspergers does need help but instead he is the excuse for several local agencies to use him for getting federal grant monies.
When the fed grants dried up they are now coming at me.
So now my job is ending for the season soon and I seriously doubt I will continue to live in Alaska anymore, I already have work lined up outside the country.
I am quite sure this is happening to many many more all across America, our wages being garnished, our asset seized, all to pay for healthcare insurance and out of control liberal over protectionism.
Give me some hope that things will change, man will do despearte and foolish acts when he is backed into a corner while his life is being stolen.
If you own a house within any planned community, incorporated town, county and State - you DO NOT OWN THE LAND, you are simply renting it!!!
There is no longer any so-called ‘Fee Simple property’ (Property law; an absolute interest in land over which the holder has complete freedom of disposition during his life).
Try planting trees, building add-ons, digging holes or putting up a fence without approval from some bureaucracy.
Do not covet your neighbors house. Do not covet your neighbors wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else your neighbor owns.
Communities can bring curses on themselves by stealing others properties.
That's just some good ol boys running their 4x4 trucks into each other at high speed.
Are you not responsible for providing healthcare for your son? If so, why would you complain about having to pay $200/week for his health?
I’m not sure what you’re complaining about.
The state took his child away, and now is demanding he pay for them to take care of his health.
We do it all the time. I put out 29 fruit trees in February and asked no one. I used a big auger on a tractor to dig the holes for them and asked no one. We built miles of fence last year and asked no one. We built structures on the farm and in town without asking permission. I know it is not like that in a big city, but it is like that here.
I live in town and if I don't mow my lawn no one says anything to me. Not even my neighbors. But it is so dry this year that even my neighbors don't have much grass alive on the lawn. hee hee hee
"Free Men need not ask permission"
That's not irony, that's In Your Face
They 'progressively' flaunted the Constitution and now they're just rubbing our noses in it.
My home is in foreclosure, my job is ending soon, my paycheck is rapidly disapearing and winter is coming in Alaska.
And I am supposed to just happily bleed off everything I own to keep some overpriced doctors and shrinks paid off?
And to just not oppose it one fraction of a bit at all?
I don’t think so. Perhaps some time in the future I will post a followup comment about my new successful life in another country after I had to flee from an oppressive out of control state that is so hungry for revenue they are willing to spend more money to pay for people to come after me, take away my tools, my home and my job?
Just so they can spend it foolishly and frivolously elsewhere or to some Unionized groups?
This socialism in its early stages, and I won’t meekly submit.
No, they read the 10th Amendment: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
In the Kelo case the court refused to overrule the decision of the Connecticut Supreme Court that found the legislation authorizing the use of eminent domain in this case constitutional. Now we can argue the wisdom of that decision all day but good law or bad law the 10th Amendment gives states the right to make it. And absent any clear violation of the U.S. Constitution the U.S. Supreme Court shouldn't overrule them.