"In 2013, you ran on reducing income inequality. Where has it been hardest to make progress? Wages, housing, schools?” Chris Smith asked.
Comrade DeBlasio: “What’s been hardest is the way our legal system is structured to favor private property,” de Blasio said. “I think people all over this city, of every background, would like to have the city government be able to determine which building goes where, how high it will be, who gets to live in it, what the rent will be."Well, damn that Constitution and those pesky founders, not to mention several centuries of English common law.
If somebody decided to water the tree of liberty with Comrade Mayor DeBlasio, I'd give up to half my goods and chattels to his legal defense fund. Assuming they're still my private property, to dispose of as I see fit.
In a just country, he'd be running flat out from the torch- and pitchfork-toting mob, and spend most of this winter picking the feathers and tar out of his singed carcass. And I don't mean that metaphorically.
But this is NYFC we're talking about, where reason and liberty apparently died out years ago.