July 06, 2005

Why the Kelo Decision Stinks

Will Collier digs into the dirt on emminent domain development and campaign donations to the Democratic Party. No wonder Nancy Pelosi liked the decision so much.

The human side of the story: Susette Kelo speaks to a large property-rights demonstration in downtown New London.

I've said it before but I'll repeat myself: of all the corrupt to the core one party muncipalities in New England, New London is probably one of the worst. The irony here is that they have a gem of a public asset in Ocean Beach Park, which the city government has run into the ground.

I'm all in favor of having Justice Stevens' Florida estate seized to make way for a museum of judicial arrogance, incompetence, and stupidity.

Posted by Steve at July 6, 2005 11:37 PM | TrackBack

It's not just corruption in New London proper. The hotel is going to serve as an overflow sop for the fake Indians at Foxwoods and the real, but corrupt ones at Mohegan Sun, both of whom are taking advantage of Stonington taxpayers. Not to mention the additional traffic problems they cause for everyone on the I-95 corridor.

Posted by: John at July 7, 2005 07:40 AM

The Mohegans would be taking advantage of the taxpayers of Montville.

Posted by: Steve TLB at July 7, 2005 10:36 AM

Technically yes, but those of us living in or near Stonington and Waterford still live with the traffic headaches, and MS contributes mightily to that. And Norwich has to deal with the low-cost housing shortage caused by both casinos, too, although a lot of that is the doing of greedy selectmen not approving building projects for lower income persons, hoping to use that land for higher income housing. We badly need a county government system up here, but that will never happen.

Hell, they can't even finish Route 11 after nearly 30 years. Since an awful lot of rich people own land in the strip running from Salem to I-395, I doubt Kelo will have an effect on that project.

Posted by: John at July 7, 2005 11:25 AM
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