"When in the course of human events . . ." begins a very important document in the USA. We are losing out rights very quickly in the good old USA. The Supreme court decision allowing local governments to take property (with compensation) from a private citizen and give that property to another private entity is just plain wrong.
Granted the local government must have a well planned plan for economic development, and it must be to the public good. I wonder how quickly a plan could be developed? A few generous campaign contributions might surely speed the process.
Carried to its ridiculous extreme (something humans are pretty good at) trhe case could be made that a local government must require that all property be used in the way that generates the most tax revenue.
Goodbye home, hello automall. Yeah, that is the absurd extension. I hope we get a little sense back in the court soon.