The State Can Take Your Dreams, Too

Debra J. Saunders writes for The San Francisco Chronicle: "The US Constitution states, 'Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.' The big bench (the US Supreme Court) wrongly ruled that 'public use' could be whatever states want it to be - including private developments designed to expand the tax base. The ruling allowed the City of New London, Connecticut, to seize the land under Susette Kelo's 'little pink cottage' and hand it over to a private developer for a development featuring high-end waterfront homes. And Oakland went ahead with its plans to seize Revelli Tires and Autohouse - a business owned and run by first-generation American Tony Fung - in order to accommodate a private apartment project."

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