July 10, 2005
Hey, 'individual rights' are a big thing ...
... but for some not the biggest thing:
Rep. Harold Ford, one of the brightest young Democratic lights in the House and a Senate candidate in Tennessee next year, stunned colleagues by endorsing the Supreme Court's unpopular Kelo decision. That ruling permitted a Connecticut city to seize homeowners' property and transfer it to private developers.Republicans, please take note, that ostensible "liberals" have shown their knee-jerk authoritarianism under the rubric of "collective good." Kelo has caught the horrified imagination of American citizens. Now's the time for Congressional Republicans to step up to the plate first to act to blunt Kelo.
"We have a lot of properties in my city [Memphis] . . . that are crying out for development," Ford said on a Nashville radio talk show. The congressman asserted, "I've always been one to believe that individual rights is a big thing," but added, "there is some real value to this decision."
A footnote: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also went against the popular tide by defending Kelo. Opposing congressional efforts to nullify the court's decision, she said it was "almost as if God has spoken."
I wonder what the good citizens of Memphis have to say about this?
Posted by Darleen at July 10, 2005 10:05 AM
Darleen, for what we (sane) Memphians think about the Ford Cartel, do a little research on John Ford. That family is corrupt in every sense of the word.
Posted by: Mercury at July 10, 2005 08:28 PM