Skip to comments.Private Property Rights in the USA 7/4/1776 - 6/23/2005
Posted on 06/23/2005 8:37:19 AM PDT by Red Badger
The SCOTUS today pulled the feeding tube of the American Private Property Rights. In so doing, these 5 justices have finally confirmed the total and unconditional power of the government over the people. Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Franklin are turning over in their graves...........
Can't we just throw those 5 out? Tell me again why justices sit for life??
The Constitution says so.........
Just as there should be accountability for teachers and doctors and lawyers (which too is fiction in today's America), so also for judges. A good way to achieve that is fixed terms for less than life.
Might as well get used to it. Your entire existence is to serve the interests of the local, state and federal governments, and if you are impeding progress (read growth of the tax base) then your existence is unnecessary.
I am so disappointed in my country.
That's becoming a lousy excuse ... the justices don't care what the Constitution says, why should we?
Yep. This is pretty much the end.
They pay attention to the Constitution only when it fits their agenda, otherwise it might as well be a living document..........
I know...but sometimes I do think that's one area that the Founders could have done a bit differently.
Only if we can't get the REPUBLICAN controlled Congress to pass an AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION!........
They did something to fix the problem...
They couldn't foresee such greed and misuse of the power of IMMINENT DOMAIN........
This is The Dred Scott Decision of this age............we are all slaves on the plantation now.......
This has been true since the founding of the Republic - it's only recently that governments have started deciding that the "ownership" level of property control gives too many rights to the "owner" when the government has something else in mind for the property.
Up until this age, imminent domain was used for public use of property, now it's being used for transfer of ownership from foe to friend...........
"The first foundations of the social compact would be broken up were we definitely to refuse to its members the protection of their persons and property while in their lawful pursuits." --Thomas Jefferson to James Maury, 1812. ME 13:145
"The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence." --John Adams (1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: first, a right to life; secondly, to liberty; thirdly to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can." --Samuel Adams (1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the American Revolution."
"[A]ll power is originally vested in, and consequently derived from, the people. That government is instituted and ought to be exercised for the benefit of the people; which consists in the enjoyment of life and liberty and the right of acquiring property, and generally of pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety. That the people have an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to reform or change their government whenever it be found adverse or inadequate to the purpose of its institution." --James Madison (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
"The time is now near at hand which must probably determine whether Americans are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. The fate of unborn millions will now depend on God, on the courage and conduct of this army. Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die." --George Washington (1732-1799) Founding Father, 1st US President, 'Father of the Country'
Maybe justices should have term limits for 20 years lets say. Don't forget, the life span was so much shorter in the 1780's that it was incomprehensible that a justice would be on the bench for 30 years or so.
Boortz has been a strong leader on this issue, for all his spiritual warts. He provided an AP link on this from his website:
By HOPE YEN
"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people's homes and businesses - even against their will - for private economic development."
THIS IS WHY WE NEED NEW 'SUPREME' COURT JUSTICES. This is the COURT THAT THE LEFT RABIDLY DEFENDS! 5-4 decision.
We conservatives need to make this crystal clear: WE DO NOT SIDE WITH THIS COURT DECISION!
It's hot as a firecracker on talk radio. Congratulations. Today, you are part of that special group, the tip of the sword!
Tip of the sword ping!
My brother has a bumper sticker on his truck that says: "I am proud of what my country USED to be". So much for the fifth amendment.
"Yep. This is pretty much the end."
On the contrary: this is the beginning. All who side with the Supreme Sandwich Court will be in for a long string of negative press. It will never end, until this ruling is reversed.
We should all have that bumper sticker.
More like they're slashing their wrists!
I am having a hard time thinking of a more serious attack on our way of life, indeed, against the foundations of our country, than this one.
And yes, that would include the national islamic terrorist threat.
The power to tax is the power to destroy. The power to condemn is the power to enslave. What better threat to invidual freedom and individual choice?
I may be wrong, but I believe that even historically fascist states made "condemnation" a difficult process.
That's what Amendments are for
They'll probably cite some international law to support their decision, why can't we find some international law to get rid of them. They can't have it both ways.
Has anyone analyzed the statements, the reasoning and the refutation for this decision?
I am dumbfounded. "Due Process" has been reduced to the asinine concept of simply going through motions; as if the rest of the Constitution no longer exists.
Who were the five pricks that voted for the canceling of the fifth amendment?
"...That's what Amendments are for..."
That's what Amendments WERE for. Now, it doesn't make any difference. The SUPREME COURT can do what ever it wants and the rest of us be damned.
The usual suspects minus OConnor plus Kennedy
1- an unaccountable Judiciary.
2- whose life is it, anyway? Yours, or someone else's?
3- whose Country is it?
There are other vital issues, of course- but these three will determine just who we really are as a nation.
Nothing in the Constitution about lifetime appointments!
Since Clintoon's time, now you must define what good behaiour is............
The one idea all the revolutionaries had through out all their fighting, and reworking the Constitution, and passing it etc etc was property rights.
Property rights, property rights, property rights. They disagreed about a lot of things, but that was the thing they all agreed on.
I am sick to my stomach. I can't believe how upset I am over this.
Look on the bright side. WalMart and Costco etc. will be closer to home. Less distance to drive during these days of high gas prices.
Wait until Rush gets his house taken away from 'eminent domain'. There's no limit to local government abuse. You can level restaurants, flatten farms, silence newspapers, silence radio stations, and destroy political opponents. I predict that this will get very, very ugly.
Silence, America!: for Silence, America!.
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Yes, and the courts are getting arrogant. They did nothing to make nice with Americans with this issue. They bit off more than they could chew. This can be a major issue in 2008: property rights. Who will jump on it? Hillary, I wonder? Talk radio is giving the GOP fair warning about this. They better not ignore the new media, just like with borders. If they drop borders AND land rights, that could be enough for the rats to get back in power.
The term is "eminent" (not "imminent") domain. Both are real words, but they mean two different things. However, the term "imminent" does have plenty of applicability when discussing this eminent domain decision, as in "The end of our Constitutional republic seem imminent". No wonder you got confused . . .
Main Entry: em·i·nent
Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French or Latin; Middle French, from Latin eminent-, eminens, present participle of eminEre to stand out, from e- + -minEre; akin to Latin mont-, mons mountain -- more at MOUNT
1 : standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted : CONSPICUOUS
2 : jutting out : PROJECTING
3 : exhibiting eminence especially in standing above others in some quality or position : PROMINENT
Main Entry: eminent domain
: a right of a government to take private property for public use by virtue of the superior dominion of the sovereign power over all lands within its jurisdiction
Main Entry: im·mi·nent
Etymology: Latin imminent-, imminens, present
participle of imminEre to project, threaten, from in- + -minEre (akin to Latin mont-, mons mountain) -- more at MOUNT
: ready to take place; especially : hanging threateningly over one's head "was in imminent danger of being run over"
- im·mi·nent·ly adverb
If ever there was a time to say "From my cold dead hands" and really mean it, this is it.
One of these abominations is going on in my township. I wish the affected owners had the guts to put out a public call for the militia. They might be very surprised at who shows up to defend their property from the tyrannical government. I really don't think I could live with myself if I didn't answer such a call.
The choice of spelling was intentional.........
You nailed it.
If people aren't willing to defend their nation's innocent babies, then the people aren't ready to challenge tyranny in any way, shape, or form. We must get back to the basics.
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