June 23, 2005 General 0

This country is now one step from socialism if we aren’t already there. sure we can vote..and i will continue to do so..but so many ruling like this and laws passing that erode are fundamental rights are now in effect. Research your condidates very very closely now. Make sure they are not part of this socialistic movement that our country is moving too. fi you care about your freedoms do not simply vote party..vote the candidate. do not depend on the MSM to give you the truth..the truth is only in your own research.

Amerika watch continues.

Homes may be ‘taken’ for private projects – U.S. News – MSNBC.com: “WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that local governments may seize people?s homes and businesses ? even against their will ? for private economic development.

It was a decision fraught with huge implications for a country with many areas, particularly the rapidly growing urban and suburban areas, facing countervailing pressures of development and property ownership rights.

As a result, cities now have wide power to bulldoze residences for projects such as shopping malls and hotel complexes in order to generate tax revenue.”

*Update* Other bloggers are on this as well:
Michelle Malkin

There’s a link inside the Michelle Malkin post worthy of independant mention and i quote:
Another keen observation: “While You Were Busy Protesting The Patriot Act…
…the government took your house. I’m sure the residents of New London, Connecticut will be happy to know that while their houses are being demolished, their library records will be safely locked away.

Right Wing Howler
Jeff Jacoby at Jewish World Review
The Institute For Justice has a press release.

*update 2* This also means that non-profits land is especially vulnerable to being taken over.
There are folks calling for a constitutional ammendment but heck the SCOTUS has already said they do not use our constitution as the sole basis for their rulings but use other countries law as well. The only way we are going to get things back under control is to impeach and remove the judges who are not sticking only to the constitution in their rulings.

Vox Day chimes in and as usual..nails it.

Here are some letters Worldnetdaily.com has put on their site:
Supreme treason

The incremental erosion of our rights has now turned into a downward spiral ? all thanks to a few particular Nazis on the highest court of the land.

Those Supreme cowards who favor these anti-constitutional decisions are all guilty of treason and in taking an active role in destroying our nation and our once-free way of life.

We have turned into an unfree, socialistic police state where the rich and politically connected do as they wish to the rest of us, yet no one does anything about it except Worldnetdaily.com

We revolted against the English for far less than this ? what gives sheeple? Have we all turned into a nation of lazy, fat submissive dolts?

Andrew Martinez

What’s next?

What’s next, relocation of whole communities? A Soviet-style police state? Just as Sharon should be overthrown, it’s time for Americans to throw out these five socialist judges in D.C.

Our Bill of Rights is slowly being eroded by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Patriot Act, and anti-American activist judges …

Clyde Becknell

Impeach the judges

Once again a majority of our Supreme Court tramples the Constitution. If the Republican majority in Congress had any guts, they would overrule this out-of-control court. In fact, impeachment of a few of these internationalist justices would be appropriate.

David W. Blake

First taxes, now land

I don’t know why everyone is so surprised about the Supreme Court Of The United States decision regarding eminent domain in Connecticut. The notion of private property died in 1913, with the ratification of the 16th Amendment. (Some dispute the ratification. I won’t get into that argument.) The only difference here is the form of the property ? I’m surprised it took so lon
g for SCO
TUS to formally extend this from liquid assets like income to real property …

This is just one more in a long chain of judicial abuses. We need to see some justices impeached. They have life tenure only under conditions of “good behavior.” I’d say that ruling contrary to what any plain reading of the Constitution says certainly qualifies!

T. Larson

America changed overnight

I am still recovering from the horror of waking up to a Supreme Court decision that essentially erases the fundamental right to property ownership. Apparently in America there is now more official regard for the wishes of the greedy mob and the myth of the “general good” in the form of one more Wal-Mart than there is for individuals and their freedom …

This is an urgent matter. It will not be too far down the road before this new law is used to force churches out of coveted downtown locations in cities that are hostile to their message. It will not be too far down the road before this will expand to include the seizure of private property for any reason at all, even beyond the local level.

Elizabeth Moskowitz

*UPDATE 5* It is already beginning. While this action in Florida was happening before this Scotus ruling..it is now going to become more common. Much more common. It is also being used in Texas along the Brazos river.

*UPDATE 6* The guys at Powerline have commented. John Hindracker’s post adds this very insightful update: UPDATE: Bob Cunningham adds: “[T]he irony is that the case defers to the political process in Connecticut, where the governor has just been convicted of malfeasance from undue influence by….real estate developers!”

Scott Johnson also chimes in. He details how this abuse has been going on in Minnesota for quite a while. it is also disturbing tos ee the SCITUS endorse this behavior. Though, like Scott and Vox, I am not totally surprised.

*UPDATE 7* The Cap’n chimes in as well..:)