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!
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