Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Justice Breyer now target of eminant domain campaign

As was pointed out here and elsewhere recently, SCOTUS Justice David Souter, who sided with the majority in the shameful Kelo v. New London decision where the SCOTUS ruled that your home is yours only at the leisure of your local government who may want to someday give it to a wealthy developer for "economic development", is the target of a campaign to have his residence in Weare, NH, taken away via eminant domain. The "public use" for his property? The "Lost Liberty Hotel", for starters.

Well, another co-conspirator in the left's decision to empower government and the wealthy over less influential Americans is now in the crosshairs: Justice Stephen Breyer. From World Net Daily:
Justice Stephen Breyer has joined his high-court colleague David Souter in feeling the wrath of the public, specifically the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire, which wants the city of Plainfield, N.H., to seize Breyer's 167-acre vacation retreat by eminent domain.

In its place, Libertarians hope to see a "Constitution Park" featuring monuments celebrating the U.S. and New Hampshire constitutions.

"The point is: What goes around, comes around," party spokesman Mike Lorrey told the Concord Monitor. "This is a way of saying, 'You're going to be held to your own standard.'"
Is it unreasonable to demand that elite, effete pols be held to the same standards as the rest of us? More specifically, if the liberal majority in Kelo felt that some poor people in New London, CT, deserved to have their homes and lands confiscated from them, then surely their consistency demands that they acquiesce in the confiscation of their own property. For comfort, they can read their own rulings again and see if they still believe their own tripe.

Here's hoping that my Libertarian brethren in NH succeed in BOTH of these lesson-teaching endeavors.