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High Court to homeowners: Stick 'em up!
Townhall.com ^ | 9/26/2005 | Paul Jacob

Posted on 06/26/2005 5:00:50 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore

It's like a bad dream...But this is real. We live under a regime that can...grab our homes...pays us what it thinks the property's worth, and then hands our property — in finely crafted "sweetheart deals" — to developers...

This is not an isolated case...[t]his is happening all across the nation. Local officials looking to boost their tax take through eminent domain like a vampire looks for fresh neck arteries....

Politicians' lust for money doesn't stop with homeowners and small businesses, though. Churches don't even pay taxes. No revenue stream for politicians at all. Uh-oh....

"We don't oppose churches," Council Chairman Samuel Dean told The Post. "The concern we have is that sometimes churches eat up a lot of land that could be used for other things." ..."None of us are against God." But added: "We're losing tax money and retail." ....

Don't be fooled.. In this case judicial restraint means a general increase in government power....

Certainly, the only meaningful public benefit is more tax dollars collected and spent by politicians. The public gets whatever trickle down benefits come of this government spending. Lucky us.....

They actively expand government power whenever citizens threaten to exert some control over it. And when governments kick John Q. Public in the teeth, the black robes stand aside, in "judicial restraint....."

It reminds us of the fact that while our judicial system has been hijacked, so too have our legislatures and city councils become dens of thieves...

. The Kelo decision tells us how predatory our government has become. The America Dream, cut into and carved up by so many politicians, was this week struck down by the courts. But we're not giving in to them. We must get it back.

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This guy has it right.

Don’t be mislead. Today, the NY Post called it a “liberal land grab”-that’s obfuscation and an attempt to misdirect conservative anger. This WAS NOT a liberal decision, this was an ELITE decision. This was not a constitutional decision, it was a GOVERNING CLASS decision. Unless, we objectively recognize this coup d’etat of the US Constitution for what it was-( i.e. a bi-partisan governing/power elite “tyranizination” of the average citizen-) we will lose ourselves in the partisan rhetoric blame game.

This issue transcends paritisan politics. There exist a multiplicity of issues for which we can legitimately fault LIB/DEMS, ad infinitum- but this is not one. Souter, Kennedy, Stevens may be liberals, but they’re GOP nominees on the GOVERNMENT payroll.

FOLLOW THE SILENCE. My name sake made famous the Legal Maxim, “qua tacet consentire”, silence betokens consent. Where was the separate dissent of Mr. Constitution, Justice Scalia? Where was the outrage from any of the national governing class? How about outrage from a GOP Mayor of a major muncipality? Only silence. Don’t be mislead by the fig-leaf charade of the 5-4 decision- it was every bit as effective as 9-0 in favor of the bi-partisan minions of Government.

It is ironic that this case involved “New LONDON”. Old London tyrannized us in the 1700's. Now the Ruling Monarchs of New London, abetted by its fellow governing elites, attempt to take back what we won in 1776, the right to be free in our possession of property. Frankly, the current corrupted governing elite is coming all too close to becoming King George III and the “new” London.

*** Clean your muskets and sharpen your pitchforks and get ready to ride to the sound of the guns. {KELO) :o}-

***Dems, hello??? We could get out of Vietnam; we can’t GET OUT of terrorism.

1 posted on 06/26/2005 5:00:50 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore
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To: sirthomasthemore
The Kelo decision tells us how predatory our government judiciary has become.

The judicial branch of government has been out of control for years, and what's been done about it? Nothing.

The people could have controlled the judiciary years ago, through their congressmen and senators, when the first activist judges took to their benches, but they did nothing.

So, now we reap what we have sown, and it'll get worse before it gets better.

2 posted on 06/26/2005 5:14:44 PM PDT by Noachian (To Control the Judiciary The People Must First Control The Senate)
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To: sirthomasthemore


Some thoughts on the matter:
http://www.neoperspectives.com/scotuspropertythieving.htm
(articles, links, quotes)

Petition to impeach justices
http://www.petitiononline.com/lp001/petition.html


3 posted on 06/26/2005 5:51:02 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/scotuspropertythieving.htm)
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To: sirthomasthemore

After three days, Georgy Porgy Bush II is still absent.


4 posted on 06/26/2005 5:58:25 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

YUP !


5 posted on 06/26/2005 6:06:01 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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To: traviskicks

Thanks for the links, Travis.


6 posted on 06/26/2005 6:10:27 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: sirthomasthemore
When I first wrote about this subject, I thought it would be of narrow interest. I mean, normal human beings don't get excited about Supreme Court cases, do they?

But it turns out that people of all types (except hard-shell, lib-Democrats) are getting up in arms about this New London case. It is an abomination. But it is terrific to see regular Americans getting their knickers in a twist over the latest judicial outrage.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column: "An Open Letter to Justice Kennedy"

7 posted on 06/26/2005 6:12:55 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Anyone who takes the MSM seriously, deserves the likes of Dick Durbin.)
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To: sirthomasthemore
This WAS NOT a liberal decision, this was an ELITE decision.

EXACTLY. We can't allow ourselves to fall for it when the media tries to get liberals and conservatives to blame each other. This isn't a liberal vs. conservative issue, there are just as many DUers pissed of about this as there are Freepers.

Maybe we could set up the first ever joint Freep/DU event to protest this decision? Nah, that's crazy talk...
8 posted on 06/26/2005 6:13:50 PM PDT by Quick1
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer); Noachian; traviskicks; Recovering Ex-hippie; ...
After three days, Georgy Porgy Bush II is still absent.



It's not just Dubya- its EVERYONE. Ask a GOP Mayor if he wants this decision overturned.

On this one, I know of what I speak. I personally argued my eminent domain case before the Ct Appellate and Supreme Court- and I have an action pending in Fed Court on this.

If it happens to you- this is how it goes. By Legislative act, a Legislative Agency (e.g. Dept of Transportation) takes your land by recording a taking on the town record against your property.

When you respond in suit,or appeal of "just compensation, the Executive Branch (i.e. State Attorney General) defends the Legislative agency. That's 2 branches against you.

Then, you are before the 3rd branch of Government- the Judiciary. The Judiciary is conflicted because it is predisposed to save the State money- You can see why, right?
Judges get their raises based on how much taxpayer money is in the government kitty- why are they going to dip into it for the average Jane or Joe.

At end point, there are no checks and balances in eminent domain. You are fighting the entire government apparatus.
9 posted on 06/26/2005 6:29:14 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: LibertarianInExile

Weigh in, Reb. You with me or again' me?


10 posted on 06/26/2005 6:33:30 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: sirthomasthemore

Of course I'm against this.

There is no such thing as a private use if this ruling stands.

What's a shame is that no GOP Congressman, to my knowledge, has yet introduced articles of impeachment.

Liberals vs. conservatives? To frame this as such would be shameful. It's libertarians vs. authoritarians at the most fundamental level. Do we have the freedom to keep our own property in the face of the government judging that someone else could use it better or more beneficially?

Not just yeah, but HELL, YEAH.


11 posted on 06/26/2005 6:48:47 PM PDT by LibertarianInExile ("Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist." -- John Adams. "F that." -- SCOTUS, in Kelo.)
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To: Quick1; kristinn; Jim Robinson

Maybe we could set up the first ever joint Freep/DU event to protest this decision? Nah, that's crazy talk...
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No, I think its a good idea. Maybe Jim R or Kristinn or somebody else could contact somebody over there. They are all for it, just look at this thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=1574059&mesg_id=1574059

and this one:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=102&topic_id=1575546&mesg_id=1575546


It would send waves through the blogosphere.. and the media... Could you imagine? Even if we just had a 'joint' statement that we both agreed on and posted in on our respective sites. (lol - love to see the replies on that post)

The Washington Elites and media could not ignore both of us. True power to the people.

might be worth a shot.


12 posted on 06/26/2005 6:49:08 PM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/scotuspropertythieving.htm)
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To: sirthomasthemore

I find it amazing that the liberals on the court were so fixated in their exuberance to expand governmental powers that they forgot they were enhancing the business class at the expense of so-called working class (in most of these situations). I realize liberals use the (again, so-called) working class only when they need them and crap on them whenever they don't, but they are usually consistent in their support of this group versus business.

So help me out here: is expanding governmental power the holy grail of liberalism over abortion on demand and all homosexuality all the time, or are these three issues co-equal?


13 posted on 06/26/2005 6:56:38 PM PDT by 1L
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To: traviskicks
Travis, A couple of other ways to fight. Perhaps a boycott of Pzifer; and/or I believe those New London people are going to try to refuse to vacate. Let's be there for them.


Clean your muskets and sharpen your pitchforks and get ready to ride to the sound of the guns.(KELO) :o}-


Dems, hello??? We could get out of Vietnam; we can’t GET OUT of terrorism.

14 posted on 06/26/2005 6:58:49 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: 1L
So help me out here: is expanding governmental power the holy grail of liberalism over abortion on demand and all homosexuality all the time, or are these three issues co-equal?



I think the "expansion of government power": is an end in itself for all those in government. I say it's akin to the globalization- one world order-. It is just part and parcel to all the elite trade agreements and multinational corporations.

Those plebeians in Europe just wised up- and I think this decision is helping the American people to realize that the governing elite is going too far.

Pzifer, ground zero in New London, is already on record that they intend to "farm out" jobs to other countries. So much for helping the New London economy.
15 posted on 06/26/2005 7:06:33 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: sirthomasthemore
My parents almost lost our family home several years ago in California. They wanted to build a new freeway extension and off ramp. There were many meetings and even more lawyers involved. My Mom and Dads home was appraised at $350,000. The company that was building the freeway offered them half that and expected my parents to just roll over. Fortunately they construction company lost and the freeway was voted to another location (across the road) without any homes that would need to be leveled. I think this decision is bulls**t. Most of the malls and the crap thats built in small or large towns don't last long. We are becoming less and less safe on our own turf, even if we own it.
16 posted on 06/26/2005 7:11:39 PM PDT by LadyShallott ("An armed society is a polite society."~Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Quick1

We would have to take off our tinfoil hats, and they would have to take showers (kidding!), but it could work!


17 posted on 06/26/2005 8:06:07 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: sirthomasthemore

This will not stop until those responsible discover that the decision to seize anothers' private property is not survivable.


18 posted on 06/26/2005 8:07:59 PM PDT by Noumenon (Activist judges - out of touch, out of tune, but not out of reach.)
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To: oblomov
We would have to take off our tinfoil hats, and they would have to take showers (kidding!), but it could work!

You should realize that this ruling on property rights (or lack there of) proved the tinfoil hat wearers right in their paranoia against government.

19 posted on 06/26/2005 8:11:26 PM PDT by Paul C. Jesup
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To: Paul C. Jesup

YES, I have been wearing that tinfoil hat for a while. My lefty friends were always shocked when I agreed vehemently with their claims that we were sinking into "corporatism". The writing's on the wall now.


20 posted on 06/26/2005 8:22:43 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Noumenon
This will not stop until those responsible discover that the decision to seize anothers' private property is not survivable.
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From your keyboarrd to God's hard drive. -:)


Clean your muskets and sharpen your pitchforks and get ready to ride to the sound of the guns.(KELO) :o}-

Dems, hello???

We could get out of Vietnam; we can’t GET OUT of terrorism.

21 posted on 06/26/2005 8:22:45 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: oblomov
YES, I have been wearing that tinfoil hat for a while. My lefty friends were always shocked when I agreed vehemently with their claims that we were sinking into "corporatism". The writing's on the wall now.

That's "corporate-socialism", not "corporatism".

22 posted on 06/26/2005 8:26:43 PM PDT by Paul C. Jesup
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To: Quick1
This isn't a liberal vs. conservative issue, there are just as many DUers pissed of about this as there are Freepers.

That's exactly right. As I've said before, they've got a dog in this race, too.

23 posted on 06/26/2005 8:30:37 PM PDT by Ladysmith ((NRA) Wisconsin Hunter Shootings: If you want on/off the WI Hunters ping list, please let me know.)
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To: sirthomasthemore

This was a misguided decision by SCOTUS.

They simply failed to use cost benefit analysis and only looked at the benefit.

Here the benefit is that investment yields commercial developement, jobs and the homeowners get market prices for their property so there is no cost in the narrow view.

Taking a broader view, because everyone's property can now be taken via emminent domain, everyone's property in the entire United States is now worth a little less.

That is the cost the SCOTUS failed to realize.

This is repeated again and again throughout govt. "if we only spent a little more on xyz program, we could get these benefits" They never tell you about the costs which are higher taxes which diminsh work incentive and reduce economic activity.




24 posted on 06/26/2005 8:33:54 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: sirthomasthemore

Thanks for your post. I had NO idea how bad this is. I listen to Neal Boortz a lot and that's where I first learned about this issue. Boortz talks about starting at the local level and slowly getting a citizens group together....that is, to monitor local officials. What do you think about that? We'll pray for your success. Please keep us posted!


25 posted on 06/26/2005 8:45:49 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Everything I need to know about Islam I learned on 9-11!)
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To: sirthomasthemore

YES, we MUST NOT lose ourselves in the partisan blame game. The judges ruling in favor are authoritarians. They are not liberals in any sense of the word. Neither are they conservatives. This decision was a power grab, of, by , and for the government.


26 posted on 06/26/2005 8:56:27 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
After three days, Georgy Porgy Bush II is still absent.

It's becoming obvious to me that Bush feigns conservatism, but what he really is -- as a previous poster put it -- is an elitist.

27 posted on 06/26/2005 8:58:58 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: staytrue
This was a misguided decision by SCOTUS
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Staytrue,

You make a cogent analysis, and I can't disagree.

Let's just say given my hands on State experience, I've seen first hand where the 3 branches don't check each other, but rather, work in confederation in the service of "government".

As to New London, and just is mere speculation that I've posted before, I wouldn't be surprised if this was a deal by the national governing elite whereby the Submarine Base there would be eliminated, but this "project" would go forward to provide a "lift" to the area and jobs.

Time will tell. But again, good post on your part.



Clean your muskets and sharpen your pitchforks and get ready to ride to the sound of the guns.(KELO) :o}-

Dems, hello??? We could get out of Vietnam; we can’t GET OUT of terrorism.

28 posted on 06/26/2005 9:00:44 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: Paul C. Jesup
You should realize that this ruling on property rights (or lack there of) proved the tinfoil hat wearers right in their paranoia against government.

I'm taking my tinfoil off now. This ruling proves I am actually mainstream.

29 posted on 06/26/2005 9:00:59 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: sirthomasthemore
Voting for incumbents is a major part of the problem.

I have voted for 1 successful incumbent in my life. That person is the current president and my vote after all did not count because I live in a so called "blue state.".

I'll never again vote to reelect anyone to any political office.
30 posted on 06/26/2005 9:02:16 PM PDT by Radix (I was looking for a Tag Line when I found this one!)
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To: sirthomasthemore
High Court to homeowners: Stick 'em up!

Homeowners to High Court: Stick it where the sun don't shine.

31 posted on 06/26/2005 9:04:34 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: oblomov
This decision was a power grab, of, by , and for the government.

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You've got it! :)


Clean your muskets and sharpen your pitchforks and get ready to ride to the sound of the guns.(KELO) :o}-

Dems, hello???

We could get out of Vietnam; we can’t GET OUT of terrorism.

32 posted on 06/26/2005 9:05:31 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: Noumenon

They can have my land, when they take the deed from my cold dead hands, but they'll be looking down the barrel of a S&W (pre PC S&W purchase--and as with anything like that w/ me, used) .38 snubnose before that...

If they start really abusing this newfound power, we may have to do like some brave GIs did in a corrupt Tennessee town years ago--take up arms against the government..

BTW, though we're right too, the DUmmies are right also--this is FASCISM. Of course except for the leanings on issues along the political spectrum, fascism and communism are ideological paternal twins. Cast from the same root, but taking divergent routes, that the common man is too stupid to be trusted with their daily lives in their control, needing a philosopher-king (to use the carefully nuanced words of Plato) to rule over them, whether it be the Duce or the Commissar. Both deny the dignity of the individual and put one group or another outside of the relam of acceptability in their respective societies. In fascist Italy it was democrats (small D), in Nazi Germany it was principally (though not limited to) jewish people, in the Soviet Union it was Christians, capitalists, those who believed in a pluralist society, etc.

But anyone that tries to come in to take my property better have a plot ready already.


33 posted on 06/26/2005 9:05:42 PM PDT by Schwaeky ("Truth is not determined by Majority vote"-- Pope Benedict XVI)
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To: Radix
Voting for incumbents is a major part of the problem.
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Radix,
Have you got that right! Here, in Ct, John Rowland was an EXCELLANT man. But, the inherent corruption in government ate him up. It was a damn shame. But, the point is, over and over, the same thing happens to many, many well intentioned people. They just become part of the system.


Clean your muskets and sharpen your pitchforks and get ready to ride to the sound of the guns.(KELO) :o}-

Dems, hello???

We could get out of Vietnam; we can’t GET OUT of terrorism.

34 posted on 06/26/2005 9:11:20 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: oblomov
This decision was a power grab, of, by , and for the government.

I thought this was a land grab for private usage.

A land grab for government usage is what is now considered good around here. Ya know. The more urban renewal projects that are publically(government) owned the better.

Right???

35 posted on 06/26/2005 9:18:42 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: traviskicks

It's just crazy enough to work!


36 posted on 06/26/2005 9:36:45 PM PDT by Quick1
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To: FreeReign

Well, it is a land grab by well-heeled interests through the instrument of local government. It is a power grab by government because they hold the power of eminent domain, and that power has been expanded.


37 posted on 06/26/2005 9:41:08 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie
monitor local officials
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Recovering, Glad you recovered! :)

Ideally, monitoring local officials, would be the solution. Unfortunately, the Court just gave these public officials a "get out of corruption free" card.

That is, say like you openly opposed someone for Mayor of your community. Then, let's assume, the Mayor sees a chance to make more tax revenue for the locality by acquiring property in your neighborhood, including yours.

Up to this point, you might have fought back by arguing that that the Mayor's action was merely a vendetta against you. But now, all the Mayor has to prove is that the project will benefit the tax revenue of the City. It's criminal.

It seems far fetched, but the legal mechanism is now there- and it is serious. People might now not realize it, until they themselves are confronted by it. But honestly, it is the most egregious abuse of elite/governing authority since WACO- and that was, more or less, and isolated occurrence.

But, in any event, thank you in advance for your prayers. As to my cases, I'll need them. :) And certainly, I will remember you and yours in mine tonight.


Clean your muskets and sharpen your pitchforks and get ready to ride to the sound of the guns.(KELO) :o}-

Dems, hello???

We could get out of Vietnam; we can’t GET OUT of terrorism.

38 posted on 06/26/2005 9:41:52 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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To: sirthomasthemore

How about outrage from a GOP Mayor of a major muncipality
Fat chance..All the local politicians are seeing $$$$$
Im sure Home Depot and Marshalls and other BIG store moguls are already checking ou tpossibilities and are out on the golf course as we speak with local mayors and such opportunist , looking to make a deal..Im getting more and more disgusted by our politicians as time goes on..Republicans included..We now have a govt. of professional money grabbers..There are NO statesmen left..Not a one


39 posted on 06/26/2005 9:44:59 PM PDT by hineybona
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To: FreeReign

government usage means private contractors , equals big money for the right person..The possibility for corruption is massive here.Someone close to me works for a myor in a North NJ town..He's ALREADY drooling at the possibilitys here..Dump some local homes and get in the BI BIG BIG $$$$ mall planners ( of course , there is a little SOMETHING in there for the mayor for his cooperation).The mayor wants to retire in 3 years as a rich man ..here's his chance..
You think these local political hacks give 2 flying craps about the"community"?.This is an outrage..


40 posted on 06/26/2005 9:50:21 PM PDT by hineybona
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To: sirthomasthemore

BTTT


41 posted on 06/26/2005 9:51:00 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: oblomov
Well, it is a land grab by well-heeled interests through the instrument of local government. It is a power grab by government because they hold the power of eminent domain, and that power has been expanded.

The power has been expanded??

The USSC held that "public use" equals "public purpose" many years ago. I believe it was in the 1890's. I'd have to look up the case.

Government power has not been expanded.

BTW, would you feel better if the New London urban renewal project created government owned buildings instead of privately owned buildings?

42 posted on 06/26/2005 9:51:08 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: hineybona
How about outrage from a GOP Mayor of a major muncipality Fat chance..All the local politicians are seeing $$$$$ Im sure Home Depot and Marshalls and other BIG store moguls are already checking ou tpossibilities and are out on the golf course as we speak with local mayors and such opportunist , looking to make a deal..Im getting more and more disgusted by our politicians as time goes on..Republicans included..We now have a govt. of professional money grabbers..There are NO statesmen left..Not a one

As I've said. It's been going on for a century of more.

Most likely there's a lot of corruption involved in most ED plans. Certainly the power of ED has been abused. That said, it's the politicians who should be held accountable not the USSC.

43 posted on 06/26/2005 9:55:05 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign
Yes, I would feel better. At least it would be public, not that I think that we need more lands to be owned by the government. In any case, the government realizes no tax revs from government buildings. If a private developer comes along and extends the promise of greater revs, then the governemtn just becomes a means of transferring property to the developer. It's insidious, and it was not precedent until June 23, 2005.

Before Kelo, the two most recent relevant decisions were Berman and Midkiff. Midkiff was more of a special case, and though abusive, it didn't introduce an element of moral hazard. Berman was the ruling that held that "blight" could be used as justification for condemnation.

This post at SCOTUSblog was the most heartening thing I've read on the subject. It gave me hope that the backlash to Kelo might produce political action, despite the opposing intentions of our rulers. The perfect storm? I hope so.

44 posted on 06/26/2005 10:08:21 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov; FreeReign
Free Reign.

With due respect, you possibly don't see the legal implications here, because they seem far fetched. But the Court's decision, has just given unprecedented power to local officials.

A practical example. I own a 115 year old well maintained Victorian in the middle of Fairfield County Ct. Land is gold here. The average price of a home in Greenwich, for instance, is $1.5M.

Now, on my property, a developer could lawfully erect 6 townhouses. I pay about $9,000 a year in property tax. But 6 townhouses would net the town $54,000.00. Under Kelo, the City now has every right to come in and take my property by eminant domain based on the argument that they are taking down a 115 year old building, and replacing it with 6 new units which would benefit the municipality by the increased tax base of 45K per annum..

Do you really want to defend that?
45 posted on 06/26/2005 10:23:00 PM PDT by sirthomasthemore (I go to my execution as the King's humble servant, but God's first!)
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46 posted on 06/27/2005 1:51:52 AM PDT by Outland (Some people are damned lucky that I don't have Bill Gates' checkbook.)
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To: Outland
That's a perfect picture! Now that the mask has come off, look for the rabid support Wal-Mart enjoys even on Free Republic to melt away. This is truly not Sam Walton's company anymore. The kids have it now, and they don't care who and what they step on to get what they want.
47 posted on 06/27/2005 1:58:59 AM PDT by Uncle Vlad
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To: Outland

lol yea I am one of those 'rabid wallmart supporters' but that pic still is funny.


48 posted on 06/27/2005 4:45:01 AM PDT by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/scotuspropertythieving.htm)
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To: Congressman Billybob
When I first wrote about this subject, I thought it would be of narrow interest. I mean, normal human beings don't get excited about Supreme Court cases, do they?

I know people who haven't given a rat's rear end about anything political in decades who are livid about this.

49 posted on 06/27/2005 4:46:43 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: Uncle Vlad

Wally doesn't seize properties. Local governments do.


50 posted on 06/27/2005 4:47:53 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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