"Did you see the thread on DU? Talking about a truce with FR over this..."
You've GOT to be kidding, right?
If they are upset, too, then maybe we could start a petition to congress and invite those at DU to sign with us.
One of our legal eagle FReepers, (one that has plenty of Constitutional and legislative legal experience), should write the petition (even without DU support, still needs to be done). IMHO, it should include:
If I've left out anything, add your own thoughts, or offer changes and explanation if you've got good reasons. Keep it specific to property rights and the SC - don't want to chase off any DU support - that is, if they have finally started to wake up.
"I have no reason to suppose that he, who would take away my Liberty, would not when he had me in his Power, take away everything else." -John Locke
"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 defend them in the best manner they can." -Sam Adams
"Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can" -Sam Adams
"Property is surely a right of mankind as real as liberty." -John Adams
"Property is more than the thing which a person owns. It is elementary that it includes the right to acquire, use, and dispose of it. The Constitution protects these essential attributes of property .... There can be conception of property aside from its control and use, and upon its use depends its value." -Supreme Court decision, 1917
"They have erected a system of national land-use regulation that brings minimal ecological benefits and substantial harm to the liberties of Americans." -Richard Miniter
"The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government." -Thomas Jefferson
Here's one: Term limits for judges.