Kelo v. New London Rally

It was a monumentally misguided decision by the Supreme Court of the United States that shook many of us out of our slumber. We now know that any local government can take the home or business of any private person and sell, lease, or give it to another private entitiy soley for the pursuit of more money.

On July 5, 2005 a rally was held in New London, Connecticut to support the beleaguered property owners who will now lose their homes to Pfizer Corporation because of that decision in Kelo v. New London

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Just think, if you have a multinational corporation and a morally bankrupt local government, you too can evict the likes of Susette Kelo. All you ever needed was a weasel worded reinterpretation of "public use" to mean "purpose" and 5 out of 9 Supreme Court justices who can't tell difference.

The rally was held at City Hall just before the first City Council meeting following the historic and incredibly foolish Supreme Court ruling in Kelo v. New London. Asked for her reaction to the rally, City Council member Margaret Curtin said "It didn't affect anyone. It wasn't on the agenda."
So there you have it, if it isn't on the councils agenda it doesn't affect anyone. Classy attitude.

Susette Kelo speaking to a local TV reporter.


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