Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Another Look At Kelo V. New London, the Constitution, and the Supreme Court

Rex Bell is the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Wayne County, and penned an excellent look at the Supreme Court's recent offensive ruling on eminent domain, and the nature of an 'evolving' Constitution. The column was run in the Muncie Star Press, and other papers. From the column:
The "living document" interpretation by all three branches of government has given us the free speech censorship of the McCain-Feingold Act, over 22,000 gun control laws across the nation, and the near nullification of the entire Bill of Rights by the Patriot Act. It has also allowed Congress to abdicate its responsibility for declaring war, and has allowed the federal government to play doctor in another recent Supreme Court snafu.
Check it out. Rex's thoughts are well-reasoned in explaining important distinctions that seem like semantics to far too many.

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