Plain in the city

A plain Quaker folk singer with a Juris Doctorate in his back pocket, salt in his blood, and a set of currach oars in the closet, Ulleann Pipes under his arm, guitar on his back, Anglo Irish baggage, wandering through New York City ... in constant amaze. Statement of Faithfulness. As a member of the Quaker Bloggers Ad Hoc Committee I affirm that I will be faithful to the Book of Discipline of my Meeting 15th Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.

Saturday, June 25, 2005


Well... the Supreme Court has really done it to us... Eminent domain can now be used to take the last real opportunity from the working class. Private property, worked for, by generations of the hard working... can now be taken by the state for private use, like Malls.

So, the old days of the folks holding out for fair price, or to preserve their neighborhood is over. The state can take the property from the small holder for the sole purpose of giving it to the rich...

Each day this world and nation becomes more foreign to me. This is not the nation I learned about in social studies classes or in law school. Forget the Constitution... where is Magna Carter?


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