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To: Tobor

elected governments enact zoning laws and building codes. this SCOTUS issue is about eminent domain and the specific constitutional protection that applies to that. there is nothing in the constitution giving you the right to install substandard wiring in your home, government can regulate that, the same way they can regulate where porno theaters are built.


182 posted on 06/23/2005 10:10:51 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: oceanview
"there is nothing in the constitution giving you the right to install substandard wiring in your home, government can regulate that"

Must be a Commerce Clause thing. It's not "your" home anyway, since it's simply a rented communal asset.

188 posted on 06/23/2005 10:18:18 PM PDT by spunkets
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To: oceanview
"there is nothing in the constitution giving you the right "

That is where your paradigm is wrong !

The Constitution (the Bill of Rights, actually)does not grant me rights. It prohibits the government from violating several specific rights that I was born with. It does not imply that those rights are the only ones I have.

Socialists and other government firsters have perverted our Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The Bill of Rights places limits on the government, not on We, the People.

You seem to see it backwards, as do liberals and government lovers.
202 posted on 06/23/2005 10:33:04 PM PDT by Tobor
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