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Black-robed Robin Hoods - (picture Ruth Bader Ginsberg in snug green tights, for starters..WOW!)
WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 26, 2005 | BARBARA SIMPSON

Posted on 06/27/2005 10:45:35 PM PDT by CHARLITE

Picture this: Ruth Bader Ginsberg wearing a snug, green outfit, complete with tights. Then picture four of her high-court compatriots, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Anthony Kennedy and Stephen Breyer doing the same.

It's a tough visual, I admit, but given their property-rights ruling, we now know what those members of the U.S. Supreme Court must be wearing under their black robes.

Think "jolly, old England" and the fellow in the green outfit who stole from the rich to give to the poor. He didn't do it alone. Robin Hood had his band of merry men to help.

It wasn't legal, but it was such a nice thing to do and, after all, those nasty property-owning rich people just had too much. And that wasn't fair.

Apparently, it still isn't, and while the concept of "the state knows best for everyone" failed in fascist and communist hands – just ask the people in Russia who are only now learning what it's like to own private property – it appears that our top lawmakers decided it's worth a try for us.

Oh, I know the Supreme Court justices don't make law. Just read the Constitution and you'll know what their role is, and they don't make law.

Or, do they?

In fact, yes they do, and this activist court does. This gang of five handed down a ruling on June 23 that not only undermines the Constitution, it changes the way property is handled and regarded in our country.

Because of these five, it's now open season on private property anywhere and you are the target, whether you're rich or poor. It isn't about taking from the rich, it's about taking from anyone so someone else can get richer and the government can rake in big bucks in new taxes.

It was a 5-4 ruling in perhaps the most important property-rights case ever, Kelo v. City of New London. Justice Stevens wrote for the majority and was joined by Ginsberg, Souter, Kennedy and Breyer.

Under their ruling, there's essentially no such thing as private property in the United States. World government advocates must be smiling.

These five justices have produced a land-use ruling that not only violates the Constitution, but also puts us on the fast track to fascism.

According to them, all the land in this country is essentially owned by the government – local, country, state or federal.

Oh, you can "buy" it, mortgage it, spend years of your life making payments on it, pay taxes on it, maintain and improve it, and yes, love it and share the most personal parts of your life in it. But ultimately, you don't own it because at any moment, for any whim, government at any level can force you out, bulldoze your home, take over every inch of "your" land property and give it to private ventures to develop for their own profit.

Nice deal if you can get it and our Supreme Court made it not only possible but legal, and according to them, constitutional.

Justice Stevens said they didn't "minimize the hardship that condemnations may entail" even though the owners would get "just compensation."

As though the full value of homes and land is just monetary. But now, it all comes down to the power of the state, the influence of developers, the greed of politicians and 30 pieces of silver thrown at powerless "owners."

Private property? Not anymore. Remember the date: Thursday, June 23, 2005. That's when those five Supreme Court justices ruled against 15 homeowners of New London, Conn., and for the city.

It means is that New London can condemn their property, take it under eminent domain and use the land for a private development: offices, a health club and a riverfront hotel – in essence, government taking private property and turning it over to private developers.

The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution states clearly that private property can only be "taken" under eminent domain for public use: roads, bridges, public utilities, etc. which will benefit the public at large.

The kicker in this ruling is that the majority of the court has changed the meaning of "public use."

Shades of George Orwell!

Now, "public use" means "public benefit." In that light, it's a "public benefit" to build a commercial building in which people will work and a "public benefit" to put up expensive structures which will generate higher property and sales taxes for the government.

Let's face it, that riverfront hotel and office building will bring in more taxes than the homes of New London's residents, several of whom have lived in their homes for more than 50 years. How much would be "just compensation" for them, and who decides?

But they'll have no choice. Neither will any of the other owners in the largely low-income area. Some have said they'll simply refuse to leave. Then what?

Writing a stinging dissent, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said "Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner so long as it might be upgraded." (Italics are mine.)

The specter of condemnation hangs over all property. Nothing is to prevent the state from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carleton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory.

Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Chief Justice William Rehnquist joined her in her dissent.

And don't feel smug if you live in a nice house in a nice neighborhood. You're just as vulnerable and so are churches.

Under this ruling, communities can rezone your land for open space and your neighbor's property to create high density, in-fill housing – read that as apartments and condos. Better start packing.

If your land is rezoned under you because of the "public benefit" of more housing, businesses or green-space, and if politicians are lured by state and federal money, you, my friend, are on the road to condemnation.

This court ruling will change the face of this country, give unbridled power to politicians, put untold billions in the pockets of developers who demolish, build and move on, and ruin the lives of millions of people who believed they lived in a free country.

Some say we should amend the Constitution to make certain this isn't allowed. Think about it: They're suggesting we amend the Constitution to prevent what the Fifth Amendment already prevents.

Huh?

Our Founding Fathers must be turning in their graves. The real question is do we have what it takes to take back our Constitution from the maw of judicial socialism?


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 54decision; anthonykennedy; constitution; davidsouter; eminentdomain; ginsberg; johnpaul; kelo; meninblack; propertyrights; ruling; ruthbader; scotus; stephenbreyer; stevens; tyranny

1 posted on 06/27/2005 10:45:36 PM PDT by CHARLITE
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To: CHARLITE

"Just think: my house used to sit where that parking deck is now."

2 posted on 06/27/2005 10:53:38 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: CHARLITE
...picture Ruth Bader Ginsberg in snug green tights...

...okay, anybody got knitting needles they can spare? I need to poke my eyes out...

3 posted on 06/27/2005 10:56:10 PM PDT by RichInOC (...there is no place for that sort of ugliness.)
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To: CHARLITE

OK, someone had to do it.

4 posted on 06/27/2005 11:00:52 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CHARLITE

Govt can just put your property up on eBay, set the reserve at slightly higher than your current serf payments to them, and when the reserve is met, throw you out.


5 posted on 06/27/2005 11:02:41 PM PDT by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: Paul Atreides

It's for the "greater good".

Now move it along and get yer skinny little can off that park bench before we have to give you a wood shampoo.


6 posted on 06/27/2005 11:02:48 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("May his trousers fall down as he bows to the Queen and the Crown.")
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To: CHARLITE; Spktyr
Know what! One of my favorite poems is TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men," which has a very potent and interesting ending in its last stanza. It goes like this:

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.

This nation was built on the minds wills and hearts of some of the most amazing men and women to ever grace the face if this earth (to the extent i have the Declaration of Independence on my wall since I just cannot help but marvel at it). And it was always thought that the only way this country can be vanquished is by crushing it with a force so overwhelming that naught could stand before it, and not only that but the force would have to destroy all free-willed people in this country (since no true American, it was believed, would ever let their legacy be extinguished while they did nothing). I thought it would take a huge bang.

However the more I look at things the more I realize that if Ragnarok (from Norse mythology when the heavens are destroyed and the rule of the gods ended ....Ragnarok means 'destruction of powers' even though most popular translations say 'end of the gods') ever befalls the United States it will NOT be with a bang ....nope. It will be accompanied by a barely audible gasp ...a whimper ....as all that this great nation stood for is extinguished while the very people who stand to lose the most sit in situ and do nothing.

True, many will wag their tongues and 'tsk tsk' time away (as I am right now, even when it is way past my bedtime) ....but how many will even do something as simple as writing their congress rep? And the thing is many people think that as long as it doesn't affect them directly then they can afford to offer silent sympathy to those affected and then look away. The fallacy of such an approach is obvious ....it would be akin to a finger saying it doesn't care about an aching tooth because the pain afflicts the tooth and not the digit. The sad thing is that what affects the tooth affects the whole body, and thus affects the finger.

This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.

7 posted on 06/27/2005 11:04:16 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear tipped ICBMs: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol.)
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To: incredulous joe

LOL!


8 posted on 06/27/2005 11:05:27 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Do something nice for a Gitmo detainee: buy him a pit bull, for his cell.)
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To: martin_fierro

Yeah, but nobody else had in-hand photos skipping around the back yard with which to digitally airbrush in Judge Ruth's head.

Hmmm,...well,... that's okay. I have some personal photos that I guess I'd prefer not to explain, too.

Freepers! It takes all kinds! ;0)


9 posted on 06/27/2005 11:11:17 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Different strokes for different folks")
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To: incredulous joe
I swear it's not me.
10 posted on 06/27/2005 11:14:49 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: incredulous joe; listenhillary; ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton; operation clinton cleanup
"It's for the "greater good."


11 posted on 06/27/2005 11:18:42 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I propose a co-Clinton team as permanent reps to Pyonyang, w/out possibility of repatriation....)
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To: martin_fierro

Ooops, sorry!

To be honest though, I weren't all that scared or judgemental about the pic when I thought it was you. But now that I seen the site,....scared and judgemental,...yep, that's what I'm thinking.

Anyway, if this Pixiedude is a conservative let's move him out to the left coast and bump Boxer or Pelosi out of their seats.


13 posted on 06/27/2005 11:22:27 PM PDT by incredulous joe ("Different strokes for different folks")
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To: spetznaz
"......but how many will even do something as simple as writing their congress rep? And the thing is many people think that as long as it doesn't affect them directly then they can afford to offer silent sympathy to those affected and then look away."

Thank you for such an eloquent, heartfelt and very APT reply, spetznaz. I think that citizens ARE awakening. What will show us just how much we are awakening will be the coming '06 midterm elections.......and, as Robert Frost said in "STOPPING BY WOODS" - we have "miles to go before we sleep."

Liberalism, socialism, creeping marxism must be defeated. America, as we knew it and want it to be, must have a true spiritual and intellectual renaissance.

God Bless America.

Thanks for your reply.

Sincerely,

Char :)

14 posted on 06/27/2005 11:24:03 PM PDT by CHARLITE (I propose a co-Clinton team as permanent reps to Pyonyang, w/out possibility of repatriation....)
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To: agitator
Because of these five, it's now open season on private property anywhere and you are the target, whether you're rich or poor. It isn't about taking from the rich, it's about taking from anyone so someone else can get richer and the government can rake in big bucks in new taxes.

I haven't heard of any country club types being condemned. The fat cat developers have to live somewhere.
15 posted on 06/28/2005 12:11:51 AM PDT by carumba
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To: carumba

16 posted on 06/28/2005 1:20:52 AM PDT by Outland (Some people are damned lucky that I don't have Bill Gates' checkbook.)
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To: Outland
Very clever graphic.

The fabric of the universe is being held together by very thin threads of truth and justice right now. God always leaves a few righteous individuals on the planet in an any given age to hold things together.
17 posted on 06/28/2005 1:24:35 AM PDT by Red Sea Swimmer (Tisha5765Bav)
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To: Outland
Gasp!
Dewey, Cheatam, and Howe...can you be sure these guys are on your side?
18 posted on 06/28/2005 1:39:07 AM PDT by carumba
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To: CHARLITE

who appointed these justices???


19 posted on 06/28/2005 5:09:39 AM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (60% of Saudis, 58%of Iraqis, 55%of Kuwaitis,50% of Jordanians married 1st or 2nd cousins. LOL!!!)
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To: martin_fierro


I am speechless.
20 posted on 06/28/2005 5:12:30 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (The theory of evolution is the great cosmogenic myth of the twentieth century - Michael Denton)
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To: CHARLITE

FWIW, I like the Darth Bader analogy better :)


21 posted on 06/28/2005 5:14:10 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: sauropod

mark


22 posted on 06/28/2005 5:15:43 AM PDT by hellinahandcart
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To: reagan_fanatic

I am now blind...


23 posted on 06/28/2005 7:34:30 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: martin_fierro
Martin you're the undisputed master when it comes to jpg's. Is it possible for you to locate a picture of "Rats in Robes"?
24 posted on 06/28/2005 7:44:53 AM PDT by Freebird Forever (Imagine if islam controlled the internet.)
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To: CHARLITE

i don't quite argee with the robin hood analogy, the scotus is more robbing from the middle class and giving to the really rich. which, from most of the stories, was WHY robin hood was robbing from the rich to give to the poor. he was giving it back after the government had stolen it in the first place.


25 posted on 06/28/2005 7:54:53 AM PDT by absolootezer0 ("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
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To: absolootezer0
i don't quite argee with the robin hood analogy, the scotus is more robbing from the middle class and giving to the really rich. which, from most of the stories, was WHY robin hood was robbing from the rich to give to the poor. he was giving it back after the government had stolen it in the first place.





Thanks for pointing that out. Making Robin Hood out to be a socialist "hero" is a common fallacy.
26 posted on 06/28/2005 12:50:44 PM PDT by rob777
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To: spetznaz

It started when people contracted out lawmaking to third parties but got too lazy to keep an eye on them and understand the law their contractors were writing. The next big con was not understanding that administrative law only applies to government itself, not citizens in their private capacity. It was the subversion of a 3 branch republic into a 1 branch tyranny by fiat called administrative law. Virtually nobody understands this, nobody cares, and it's why the courts are now the theater of the absurd. It's only going to get worse.


27 posted on 06/28/2005 10:23:06 PM PDT by agitator (...And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark)
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To: CHARLITE
"Picture this: Ruth Bader Ginsberg wearing a snug, green outfit, complete with tights."

I did.......and I wish I could say I was exaggerating when I tell you the thought made me nauseous.

28 posted on 06/28/2005 10:27:48 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Just up the road a piece.......)
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