Dentist Chains Self to Building to Resist Sirens of Arnold
Not really, but I like the image. Dr. Homer Tourkakis’ fight to keep his dentistry practice going at the location he owns in Arnold is going to the Supreme Court. The full story is in the Suburban Journals. Our own Tim Lee discussed the good doctor’s case in his recent study on eminent domain abuse in Missouri. I urge you to pay attention to this case as it moves ahead. The state Supreme Court took a strong step forward for property rights when it decided in favor of Clayton property owners over Centene Corp. recently. We’ll see if we continue to go further on that path.
Dr. Tourkakis sums up his position succinctly:
According to Tourkakis, his dental patients and the city’s general population have continued to support him.
"They don’t feel that private property should be transferred to another for profit," Tourkakis said.
He added that property is not easy to obtain and that once it is acquired, it just doesn’t seem fair to have the property taken away.
Much, much more on this case, and others like it, to come from the Show-Me Institute.