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Supreme Court's Kelo Decision Trashes Taxpayer Rights as Well as Property Rights, Citizen Group Says
usnewswire.com ^ | 6/23/2005 1:13:00 PM | U.S. Newswire

Posted on 06/23/2005 4:06:04 PM PDT by Destro

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To: jwalsh07

"the power to tax involves the power to destroy"--McCulluch v. Maryland, 1819.

No doubt the power to take your home and property involves the power to destroy.

This is a whopper of a really, really bad decision.


41 posted on 06/23/2005 10:54:55 PM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spans)
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To: jwalsh07

We can only pray that Providence still cares what happens to the United States of America.


42 posted on 06/23/2005 10:56:46 PM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spans)
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To: patriciaruth

The question is Patricia is it bad enough to provoke a groundswell of opposition from the right and left. I think it is but I'm not sure. President Bush can certainly help by speaking about property rights, liberal justices and obstruction by fillibuster. Will he? I dunno.


43 posted on 06/23/2005 10:59:59 PM PDT by jwalsh07 ("Su casa es mi casa!" SCOTUS 6/23/05)
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To: jwalsh07

God has a funny way of weighing in on these things every now and then.

I don't think the President has the power we need for changing this ruling.


44 posted on 06/23/2005 11:03:10 PM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spans)
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To: Mears
I find this one of the most frightening decisions ever handed down from the Supreme Court.

Same here. I think I'm still in shock... can't believe they can get away with this.

45 posted on 06/23/2005 11:04:43 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: patriciaruth

He has the bully pulpit Patricia. The only remedies avaiable to change this is an amendment or the court overturning their own ruling. Won't happen if the fascist caucus stays intact unless, big unless, Congress decides to add a couple of justices to the court. :-}


46 posted on 06/23/2005 11:06:10 PM PDT by jwalsh07 ("Su casa es mi casa!" SCOTUS 6/23/05)
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To: jwalsh07

There used to be a bully pulpit.

There is now only the end run to the 11 o'clock news.

MSM has a lock on broadcast news.

Only by traveling all over the country and speaking in many local media markets can even a little of the message get out.

The Prez has too much on his plate now.

Sticking with Iraq.

Social Security reform.

Energy bill.

Confirmation of judges.

just to name some stuff that he is pounding the pulpit for.

You can't overwhelm the public with more than a few basic new ideas. Too many of them swamp the boat and nothing is taken seriously.


47 posted on 06/23/2005 11:13:22 PM PDT by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spans)
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To: RaceBannon; scoopscandal; 2Trievers; LoneGOPinCT; Rodney King; sorrisi; MrSparkys; monafelice; ...
Connecticut ping!

WFSB Channel 3 News - Special Section: Eminent Domain

Please Freepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent Connecticut ping list.

48 posted on 06/23/2005 11:17:09 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: jwalsh07
You're still up too? Funny how many of us in Connecticut can't sleep tonight...

(well, not funny really)

49 posted on 06/23/2005 11:22:40 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: Destro
If any cause (to protect this man's private property) should muster a citizen's militia - by God! - this is the cause.

I agree.

50 posted on 06/23/2005 11:25:25 PM PDT by Paul_Denton (Get the U.N. out of the U.S. and U.S. out of the U.N.!)
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To: nutmeg

Po'd, I called them all today from my state rep right through Simmons, Dodd and Liberman. But I'm getting tired. I am after all a Grandpa to 5. :-}


51 posted on 06/23/2005 11:25:49 PM PDT by jwalsh07 ("Su casa es mi casa!" SCOTUS 6/23/05)
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To: jwalsh07
I'm heading for bed in a few minutes. I need to make some phone calls tomorrow as well... I spent so much time on FR this afternoon (and firing off emails about this ruling to every non-FReeper friend and relative I know) that I didn't even think of making any calls until it was too late. Probably just as well... I could use the 24 hours to cool down.

I don't know when the wrecking ball is scheduled to demolish these unfortunate people's houses, but I really want to be there when it happens... perhaps standing with a large American flag (upside down?). I'm hoping and praying that somehow it won't ever happen...

Good night, and regards to your family and your lovely grandchildren. ;-)

52 posted on 06/23/2005 11:39:04 PM PDT by nutmeg ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." - Hillary Clinton 6/28/04)
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To: vpintheak
They are only allowing us to retain our firearms legally for right now to keep people calm.

The attempt to remove firearms from private hands will be the signal for the Chinese PLA to invade. They may get some of mine, but they will never get them all.

53 posted on 06/24/2005 1:04:37 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: JCEccles
AS it stands, we are screwed in North Dakota.

32-15-02. Purposes for which exercised. Subject to the provisions of this chapter, the right of eminent domain may be exercised in behalf of the following public uses:

1. All public uses authorized by the government of the United States. -snip-

Time for a Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative.

54 posted on 06/24/2005 1:13:56 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (Grant no power to government you would not want your worst enemies to wield against you.)
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To: Pukin Dog

The only thing laws written to counteract a bad law do is to make it easier to find another loophole, not to mention creating a a labyrinth of baby rulings that are incomprehensible and incoherent.

Give me a bad ruling that has been made better and I will give you lots of bad rulings made worse.


55 posted on 06/24/2005 4:11:03 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Try permaculture and get back to the Founders intent. Mr. Jefferson lives!)
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