July 22, 2005

Unitarian Liberals Against Kelo

from - smijer

This is about right. Property "rights" are very artificial (contrary to the Randians), and they aren't quite absolute, but they are very important if individuals are going to have standing as citizens, and not just slaves of the corporation-state. The U.S. system of property rights as outlined in the fifth amendment (read without dissolving the distinction between "private" and "public" use) is pretty good. People should be doing whatever they can, through their legislators, and through judicial challenges, to restore those 5th amendment protections... with out castrating the peoples' ability to purchase land fairly when it is truly needed for public use.

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Posted by smijer at July 22, 2005 04:51 PM
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