If there were ever an argument to be made against the evils of the state-corporatism which has pervaded our nation, from the corporate bailouts in the halls of Congress to the tax abatements and eminent domain seizures which state and local governments engage in, this ironic outcome in Connecticut has to be a cornerstone of that argument.
For free enterprise to work, we have to remember that business and government must be kept separate. It is the function of business to make money and produce profits. It is government's job to regulate business in a reasonable way, and protect the people. It is not the proper role of government to be a partner in business, or to interfere in how business is conducted, except when it involves protecting the public from fraud and harm. Most of all, government should never take from the citizens to enrich a business, through taxation or through direct seizure of property. These practices, which are particularly favored by the political left, have got to stop, and the rights of individuals must be respected, both at the federal and local level.
Now an empty lot full of broken bottles, rubble and weeds serves as a monument to the folly of government favoring the interests of a business to the detriment of the rights and welfare of the people.