The President's Response--Not Enough
Here's the White House's answer to a question about the Kelo decision:
Q Thank you. Scott, does the President plan to introduce legislation to counter the Supreme Court's decision on eminent domain? Isn't a man's home his castle?That's an okay "first of all," but there was no "second of all." We need a "second of all." We need the President to lead on this issue. Sure, he respects the decision--as he must. But he can also push for a Constitutional Amendment to protect people's homes. Bush has come out in favor of a (stupid) amendment to save flags. Aren't homes and family businesses more important?
MR. McCLELLAN: First of all, on the Supreme Court decision from yesterday, we were not a party to that case. The President has always been a strong supporter of private property rights. Obviously, we have to respect the decisions of the Supreme Court, and we do.