Friday, June 24, 2005

Kelo and MSM/DNC

1. The MSM/DNC provides plenty of coverage of the Kelo decision, but continuously refers to the decision as that of the "Supreme Court", instead of a narrow majority of liberal justices. [But the Bush v. Gore decision of December 2000 is always referred to as the case where "a-Republican-appointed-conservative-narrow-majority-selected-Bush-even-though-Gore-got-more-votes."] The distinction is important, in that those who rely exclusively on the MSM/DNC for news believe that the Court is somehow conservative and that conservative justices are kicking people out of their homes. In fact, the opposite is true.

2. To repeat myself from yesterday, in the brave new world that our activist courts have given us, you can lose your home to a private developer, but you can have all of the abortions you want and you can euthanize your parents when they get old (or even sooner). Without children or the elderly weighing us down, what do we need private houses for? What do we need extra space for? There is no reason not to move in to that nice federally subsidized apartment that the government has waiting for us. Our lives are one step closer to being completely planned from cradle to grave.

3. We need a meme. Here are some samples:

(a) If you liked the Kelo decision, you'll want another moderate wishy-washy judge on the Supreme Court.

(b) Kelo - brought to you by compromises like those of the gang of 14.

(c) Kelo is what happens when moderates choose our Supreme Court justices.

Those aren't great, but you get the idea. If we let this issue drop, we will see more Justices like Kennedy and Souter on the bench.

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