I blog about third party political reform on another site. Yesterday, I noticed that New London, CT. Ridding the people of New London of the city council which imposed the eminent domain case which still has a good portion of the once-free world pissed off seems to be the driving force of and it’s .seems to have been formed in
Tom from MuD & PHuD has been covering the One New London story. He commented on my entry from yesterday, which led me back to his site, where I found this news from Kelo v. New London victim Michael Cristofaro:
NLDC has hit a new low. They have decided to ignore the Governors morotorium and have sent out letters stating we need to vacate the property’s in 90 days(Dec. 8th) and we must send them starting Sept 1st. $600/month for rent. There are more stipulations but this is the jist of it. I’ve contacted 2 of the councilors tonight to see where they stand on the issue and if they were even aware of this new tactic. I will let you know what their remarks are if they ever call me back.
He [Cristofaro] said the city officials are apparently persuaded the Supreme Court ruling last June is all they need to proceed with their plans to transfer the properties to a private party for development of an office complex.
Cristofaro said he has attempted to contact two members of the city council to see if they are aware of the plans and approve of them.
In the highly controversial Supreme Court decision, the justices ruled 5-4 that the economic development and increased tax revenue resulting from the eminent domain action qualified as “public use” under the Fifth Amendment of the Constitution.
We wish Cristafaro and gang the best of luck in CT, as what happens there helps sets the stage for the rest of the country. From New Orleans to New London, the terms “freedom” and “private property” are becoming increasingly oxymoronic with each passing day.