Australian actor Bud Tingwell (right) died today, but his work (and his blog) lives on – and one of his most well known roles, as the wise old lawyer in film The Castle who rescues the Kerrigan family from being thrown out of their house, is as directly relevant today as it’s ever been. At least it is if you live in Waterview – or value private property rights.
Watch him here in this edited clip from the film, asking the court to consider the meaning of the words “the acquisition of property on just terms,” and how they relate to real people in homes from which they don’t wish to be moved. Turns out it’s more than just the vibe. [The words quoted start around 4:00 in, but the full speech is unfortunately cut short.]
PS: A good American resource on eminent domain abuses like this is The Castle Coalition. Check it out.