"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others." Ayn Rand

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Get Your Dirt to the Supreme Court

Why is it that when I watch the news, I get sick to my stomach. It's been going on for several weeks now. I feel sadness. I feel helpless.

I feel like the Constituion of these United States has been ripped out from under our feet by the Supreme Court. That the needs of the special interest groups far outweigh the needs of the people. That the real estate investment market is dead.

For those of us upset over the demise of the constitution, i.e. the recent Eminent Domain decision by the SCOTUS, Stephen Gordon over at The Free Liberal has a truly wonderful idea.

He sends a nod to a guy who has decided to file for David Souter's property: "One man is attempting to use this decision to force Justice David Souter from his home -- so that he may establish the 'The Lost Liberty Hotel' and 'Just Desserts Cafe�' in its place.

Love the names.

But then, Mr. Gordon has a brilliant idea, in the manner of the Boston Tea Party:

All of us may not have the opportunity to dispossess the Supremes of their fine homes. While humorous, some of us may even have moral qualms about the stealing part – even if it is from the enemy.

However, we have the opportunity to act in a totally moral and lawful manner in order to express our discontent. Let’s throw some serious sand into the gears of the government machine. They have asked for real property, so let us send it to them.

Real property (land) is composed primarily of dirt. The entire incident in Kelo is over who possesses a bunch of dirt.

The people in the area in which I live are proud of their soil – as is the case in most other places. Perhaps this eminent domain issue may be remedied by providing the landgrabbers a lot of dirt – enough dirt so they won’t have to steal it from the poor and the elderly again.

Radio talk show host Neal Boortz recently stated, “All property isn't dirt”. However, in this case, it is. Let’s give ’em some!

Some addresses to which you may mail your dirt are:

Dave Goebel
Chief Operating Officer
New London Development Corporation
165 State Street, Suite 313
New London, CT 06320

Richard M. Brown
City Manager
City of New London
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

Justice John Paul Stevens
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543

Justice David H. Souter
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Stephen G. Breyer
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy
One First Street N.E.
Washington, DC 20543"