Thursday, June 23, 2005

Wal-Mart Wants Your Home

The Supreme Court has decided that your community leaders can evict you from your home in order to build shopping malls and hotel complexes in order to increase tax revenues. The Fifth Amendment, which allows the government to take private land for "public use", has taken a beating in the last decade. Wal-Mart, Costco, and numerous developers have persuaded local community leaders that "public use" really means taking away the home you've been paying for and raising your family in, only to increase the community's tax base. I doubt that any of these community leaders have evicted themselves from their homes... (Via Instapundit)

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