Government Versus the People

The Supreme Court has ruled that government can raze your home against your will if they want to turn the land into a shopping mall. Property rights be damned, you own something only until the government decides they want to take it and then you have to move on. The government is winning the war against the people with rulings like these. Kudos to Judges Sandra Day O’Connor, William H. Rehnquist, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas for joining in a dissent against this ruling.

In the case at hand the government bogarted a perfectly good neighborhood for the purpose of building an office complex. The theory is that the tax revenue generated by the business will benefit The People. But when The People in the Republic begin losing private property rights, we are moving quickly to resemble a People’s Republic. Hammers and Sickles to be handed out at the front door.

18 Responses to “Government Versus the People”

  1. Phelps says:

    We’re getting real close to needing to start issuing a couple of 2nd Amendment Recalls to some politicians and judges.

  2. Mexigogue says:

    Haha, nice! My dumbass actually looked up the second amendment to look for the recall procedure!

  3. That is a bunch of crap! I read Supreme Court crap this morning and that combined with the no flag-burning legislation that just passed the house scared the crap out of me. I’m neither a flag burner nor do I condone others burning old glory, but I think to be a free society then people should be able to express themselves as they see fit.
    I understand the whole imminent domain argument for freeways, roads and other infrastructure stuff and have no problem with that stuff. I do have a problem with taking prime realestate to build a fucking office park with a workout center that is going to line some developers pockets. Where do I get my Sickle and Red Banner? Tough times in the USA today

  4. Phelps says:

    The founders were well aware that the average life of a free republic is about 200 years. We’re overdue.

  5. Mexigogue says:

    Screw that. I’m gonna start up my own country. I’ll call it ‘America’. I’ll be the Captain.

  6. R says:

    OMG, can I join your guild, Mexigogue? That would be so teh xr0x0rx.

    By the way, start buying your bicycles and shotguns, because when the oil stops flowing and the gubment has rescinded y’all’s 2nd Amendment rights, woe be to those motherfuckers sitting in their Dodge Intrepids without a gun.

    WOE, motherfuckers. Woe…

  7. Phelps says:

    Start buying? Shit, I never stopped. I need to post some photos of my arsenal. I just sold an SKS off to a friend though, so I’m one less now. I’ve got, I think, eight or nine guns now. I lose count.

  8. Phelps says:

    And to clarify, woe to the poor sumbitches who try to serve those warrants.

  9. HMT says:

    but guys, office complex’s with gyms are awesome.. that’s how you know if that hot lil’ gem in the pantsuit can really go the extra mile..

    working out immediately after work rules.

  10. Phelps says:

    That’s when I work out. Its only been like six months since I went twice in a month. And yes, the gym is right across the street from work.

  11. Cosmic Siren says:

    You may or may not want to add this to the list too:

    Pentagon Creating Student Database
    Recruiting Tool For Military Raises Privacy Concerns
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/22/AR2005062202305.html
    “It’s just typical of how voracious government is when it comes to personal information,” said James W. Harper, a privacy expert with the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank. “Defense is an area where government has a legitimate responsibility . . . but there are a lot of data fields they don’t need and shouldn’t be keeping. Ethnicity strikes me as particularly inappropriate.”

  12. Adrian says:

    Sounds a LOT like Zimbabwe!

  13. If I ever become dictator for life I am going to pattern my rule after Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe. That guy is the ultimate dictator. As for the recruiters keeping a database of prospective recruits it is no different than any retail outlet keeping track of customers and knowing how to market to them. That way they can send the us African-American’s recruiting brocheurs in ebonics, the Mexicans get the stuff in Spanish and the rednecks get pictures of tanks and humvv’s painted like NASCAR cars….

  14. Citizen Quasar says:

    Yep. When they come for your guns, give’em the bullets first.

  15. Phelps says:

    I would rather see NASCARs painted like tanks.

  16. Peggy says:

    “My dumbass actually looked up the second amendment to look for the recall procedure!”

    Nu-uh. Tell me you’re kidding.

  17. Phelps says:

    Hey, I looked up Nu-uh on dictionary.com to see if it is a real word.

    (And it’s not, so there.)

  18. In defense of true freedom

    Besides simply sparing our troops from a potential disaster, there’s the hypocrisy factor. Not in a raving moonbattish sense, but in a Boy-Scout-trained-leader sense.