Monday, June 27, 2005

Eminent Domain Anthem

Commenter papertiger, channeling Don Mclean, composed the following eminent domain mini-anthem which we'd like to share:

Oh, and while the King was looking down
The jester stole all of midtown
The courtroom was adjourned
The verdict was returned
And while Stevens read a book of Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day that freedom died

Bye bye Constitutional rights
Freedom’s aching from the taking
State power up to new heights
And fascist robes are seizing homes day and night
Singing we need these for retail store sites
We need these for retail store sites