Who cares about a ‘Little Pink House’?

I do. However, I didn’t at first. This book is very meticulously researched, as the author pointed out. Initially I bought into the right of eminent domain. The supporters were the right wing gun nuts… but as the book continued to reveal the situation, and the players, I saw the abuses in eminent domain for economic reasons-to get a higher tax paying taxpayer, or for economically depressed jurisdictions. There are many examples of the abuses nationwide, and hopefully government abuses will get reined in, no credit to the supreme court, by concerned citizens. Regarding the local New London situation what made the book a rewarding experience was that the author helped me get to know the characters, on both sides. The knowing made even the ‘villians’ into known quantities who could be booed, just as we cheer for the ‘good guys’. The issue of eminent domain gradually became intelligible, and relevant. It is like we react to a car accident, differently depending on whether we are involved in it, or driving by. Yet we need to consider car accidents as an issue, because we might be involved in one. It spills over into health care, and lawer reform, enforcement, and legislation. The same applies to eminent domain. My point is the author of Little Pink House, Jeff Benedict, wrote this book in such a way as to engage me in the issue. I believe the sub title, "A True Story of Defiance and Courage" also explains why I liked it-I like stories that are about challenging tough situations. The characters in the story were revealed in details as multi dimensional with positive and negative sides. There was no attempt to eqivalency-some characters were revealed as bozos by their actions, or words, but I feel the author tried to be fair He let the chips fall, and stay where they landed.
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2 Responses to Who cares about a ‘Little Pink House’?

  1. LAWRENCE says:

    I\’m interested in time travel, and cosmology, string or M theory, and "Into The Looking Glass" by John Ringo was a good SF story about possible applications of these ideas. "Prepared for Rage", by Dana Stabenow was a good thriller too.

  2. Unknown says:

    Are you nutz!

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