Saturday, June 25, 2005

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?

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.
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?