November 11, 2009

On Kelo

Possibly the two greatest paragraphs ever written in all of bloggery.

The people who run your city, the politicians who are full of bright ideas for improving your life by infringing on others' rights, and the black-robed genius who is tasked with interpreting our founding documents; NONE of these people are smarter than you.

NONE of these people are gifted with superior insight on how better to run your life or use our native resources. But they believe that they are. So without the brake of morality or explicit law, these geniuses and pols and town busybodies will extend professional courtesy to each other as they go about dismantling your life for some dubious utopian idea.

Read it all.

We're from the government, and here to help. Posted by AlexC at November 11, 2009 11:57 AM

One quibble: "without the brake of individual liberty" would be better.

There's been too much "explicit law" that was well-intentioned but later usurped to undermine freedom, and law specifically meant to. A mere five "black-robed geniuses" cited what they deemed "explicit law" and let New London take Suzette Kelo's house. The health care "reform," if/once passed, would/will be "explicit law."

Posted by: Perry Eidelbus at November 11, 2009 2:17 PM | What do you think? [1]