The Ironic Test of Commitment... Cracks Me UP!

For those of you under a rock, the
  • Supreme Court
  • voted to approve a municipalities right of way to forcibly bulldoze personal property any time the governing authority deems an economic benefit. Think: "A man's home is his castle until someone else wants to put a White Castle hamburger restaurant there."

    That's a small stretch from the 5th amendment's wording:

    No person shall be (omit the unrelated criminal portion) deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

    To the Justice's credit, the "just compensation" wording does imply it is ok.

    The funny part is now Justice Souter's house is a
  • target
  • for being taken for public use... the same week he voted for this exact issue! Now that's IRONIC! I wonder how he feels about it now, and I really wonder what his WIFE is saying. I know what MINE would say!