homeowner property rights
While on the subject of petitions Steve Spence has written a blurb
about petitioning to change laws about Eminent Domain
. really, I could think of no better picture to post here than what remains of the New London, CT Fort Trumbull district. Over the hill you'd see the huge Pfizer Pharmaceutical complex
. Pfizer was vocal about persuading the city of New London
to bulldoze down the "unsightly" working class homes that surrounded their new castle on the Thames.
Behind the scenes, one of the chief staff at the New London Development Corporation is and has been wedded to a top Pfizer executive at the shadowy giant. Luxury hotels and tourist meccas was more appealing to the execs. After all, what with New London being a destitute city, the hotel sceme might buffer incoming officials from seeing real life. We wouldn't want that now would we?
That battle isn't over yet. Important Planning magazines
as well as other blogs
have been writing about Kelo v. New London
long before I. [What I'm getting at is that I can only hint and what this is all about. Google the subject]
The point though, is that while the decision makers may have done what they did legally, they are still morally bankrupt as people, bad citizens to boot!
Not that they care about public opinion.
So, go sign that petition
and join the over half-million who already have done so.