Monday, July 04, 2005

A man's home is Uncle Sam's castle

A man's home is Uncle Sam's castle

Quote from the article:
"...Michigan Supreme Court in its disastrous 1981 Poletown decision [a decision that court wisely reversed last year]. In this case, the court allowed General Motors to bulldoze a whole Polish neighborhood, one containing over one-thousand residences, six-hundred businesses and quite a number of churches, so that the corporation could construct an auto plant on the site. This has become the poster-case for eminent domain abuses, as one dissenting justice on that court warned that,

"No homeowner's, merchant's, or manufacturer's property, however productive or valuable to its owner, is immune from condemnation for the benefit of other private interests that will put it to a 'higher' use."

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