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Saturday, June 25, 2005 - 9:23pmSanction this postReply
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I mentioned this on the first Kelo thread before I knew you put this here.

To add to that, you won't here this on the net but there are some people from the Minutemen project who want to protect those peoples houses in New London, I haven't heard anything about Texas though although I'd imagine if it happens at all, it'd be there.  This is all hush hush of course and its just a few of the more connected leaders, I'm no in on any of it but I have a lot of friends of friends so I hear things.

It's hard to tell with this situiation though since they're not taking the whole property and of course this case hasn't run all through the courts.  Hopefully they'll be safe but we'll see.




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Sunday, June 26, 2005 - 3:05pmSanction this postReply
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According to the story, the land is not being taken by the feds, it's being taken by the town. They had already been pushing to do this; such cases are typical, as Steven Greenhut reports in Abuse of Power.  What the Supreme Court's decision will do is embolden these guys. The thugs now have less to worry about from the courts, although they might still be stopped in particuar cases by citizens opposed to being robbed. See my post at the LFB Blog, "Green light for stealing your property for any reason."
(Edited by David M. Brown on 6/26, 3:06pm)




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Monday, June 27, 2005 - 12:14pmSanction this postReply
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Who said the feds were taking it? That hardly matter though.



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Monday, June 27, 2005 - 8:41pmSanction this postReply
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>Who said the feds were taking it? That hardly matter though.
 
Cf. DeSalvo's blurb about the story, "There is an $8 million private marina being taken by the Feds."
 
A person whose house has just been bulldozed and who believes he has no recourse hardly cares which level of government is responsible, true. But I think it does matter in certain respects. Much tyrannical power is increasingly being exercised locally rather than federally. Clint Bolick chronicles it in his book Leviathan: The Growth of Local Government and the Erosion of Liberty. It matters in part because despite the high court's decision, there are often still ways to combat these local assaults at the local level (and perhaps also by nationally concerted action, as Scott Bullock agrees in a recent interview--see the LFB Blog at Laissez Faire Books for my latest posting about the case).

(Edited by David M. Brown on 6/27, 8:42pm)




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Tuesday, June 28, 2005 - 5:47amSanction this postReply
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My error. Local govt, not the Feds. But with their reading of the Commerce Clause, it could easily be the Feds.



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