A Heartfelt Liberal Response
I finally found a sincere liberal response to yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on eminent domain. Of course, I had to wade into the putrid sewage that is the Democratic Underground in order to find it:
"I've seen a lot of things go wrong in this country in my life, but for some idealistic reason I though our last best hope was the Supreme Court. I even thought I knew who the "good guys" and the "bad guys" were. But today, my world turned upside down. This supreme court ruling on private property leaves me wondering what the hell America stand for anymore.
I don't expect a lot of responses to this post. But if you do bother to read it, please read this and think about what it means:
The New London neighborhood that will be swept away includes Victorian-era houses and small businesses that in some instances have been owned by several generations of families. Among the New London residents in the case is a couple in their 80s who have lived in the same home for more than 50 years.
Eighty years old. Fifty years of paying property taxes, making a home, and being in a community. Gone. I'm crying now, because America is dead to me today.
And this ruling was the opinion of Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer? Excuse me? Will someone please tell me where to direct my rage?"
That last line confirms my theory of why the left-side of the blogisphere has pretty much ignored the story.
And by the way, I agree with SlipperySlope. We should all be crying. This ruling weakens one of the fundamental principles that this country was founded upon.