Monday, July 04, 2005

A man's home is Uncle Sam's castle

A man's home is Uncle Sam's castle

Quote from the article:
"...Michigan Supreme Court in its disastrous 1981 Poletown decision [a decision that court wisely reversed last year]. In this case, the court allowed General Motors to bulldoze a whole Polish neighborhood, one containing over one-thousand residences, six-hundred businesses and quite a number of churches, so that the corporation could construct an auto plant on the site. This has become the poster-case for eminent domain abuses, as one dissenting justice on that court warned that,

"No homeowner's, merchant's, or manufacturer's property, however productive or valuable to its owner, is immune from condemnation for the benefit of other private interests that will put it to a 'higher' use."

Saturday, July 02, 2005 - Patriotism In Action.

Originally from: Patriotism In Action.

Supreme Court over the top!
They just passed a law that extremely VIOLATES the Constitution!

ALERT: Are you as OUTRAGED as I am about the Supreme Court's recent decision, allowing city governments to take land from one private owner and give it to another? In "Kelo vs. City of New London", five Justices (led by David Souter) ruled that "eminent domain" allows any local government to TAKE any one's private property if the government will generate greater tax revenue -- or any other economic benefits -- when the land is developed by the new owner.

If you AREN'T outraged, then you're not paying attention!

These black-robed dictators have now virtually destroyed individual property rights in the United States. Ignoring the U.S. Constitution AGAIN, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that local governments have the "right" to seize private property to make way for private commercial development such as shopping malls.

You read that right. It doesn't matter if your family has lived in your home since you were 11 years old -- if the local government decides that they could make more tax dollars by putting in a mall, too bad for you and your family.

Even Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said in her dissent to the ruling, "Nothing is to prevent the State from replacing any Motel 6 with a Ritz-Carlton, any home with a shopping mall, or any farm with a factory."

But, the Supreme Court has spoken, so that's the end of it, right? Nothing can be done to expose this ruling for the TRAVESTY it really is, right?

WRONG. As a matter of fact, there IS something that can be done -- we can take this ruling to its logical conclusion, and show Justice Souter and his ilk who are sitting there in their ivory towers, far removed from us "common" folk, just what their "legal theories" are doing to US.

So, in keeping with what has now been deemed "constitutional", a private developer has contacted the local government in Supreme Court Justice David Souter's hometown in New Hampshire, asking that the property of the judge be seized to make room for a new hotel, to be named "The Lost Liberty Hotel".

According to, Logan Darrow Clements faxed a request to the town of Weare, N.H., seeking to start the application process to build a hotel on 34 Cilley Hill Road, the present location of Souter's home.

Wrote Clements: "Although this property is owned by an individual, David H. Souter, a recent Supreme Court decision, Kelo v. City of New London, clears the way for this land to be taken by the government of Weare through eminent domain and given to my LLC for the purposes of building a hotel.
The justification for such an eminent domain action is that our hotel will better serve the public interest as it will bring in economic development and higher tax revenue to Weare."

Ah, poetic justice is served. And YOU can help serve it to Justice Souter.

TAKE ACTION: This is not a prank. The town of Weare has five people on the Board of Selectmen. If three of them vote to use the power of eminent domain to take this land from Mr. Souter, Mr. Clements can begin his hotel development -- and we can begin the process of *reversing* this
travesty of justice. He already plans to raise investment capital from wealthy pro-liberty investors and draw up architectural plans. These plans would then be used to raise additional capital for the project.

FINALLY, these tyrants in black can "face the music" and actually EXPERIENCE what they're putting the rest of us through! Click below now to send a message to all five members of the town of Weare's Board of Selectmen at once, asking them to see that "Justice Is Served" by implementing Souter's
decision and putting a hotel on HIS property:

NOTE: Yes, like Clements, we're aware of the apparent conflict of someone who is strongly opposed to the Kelo decision using it to purposely oust an American from his property. "I realize there is a contradiction, but we're only going to use it against people who advocated" the Kelo decision, Clements told WorldNet Daily. "Therefore, it's a case of retaliation, not initiation."

Be sure to send this Alert to EVERYONE you know who wants to help see that "Justice Is Served" in this outrageous decision to destroy private property rights! Thank you!


William Greene, President

Common Sense Poly Ticks

Common Sense Poly Ticks
With the stroke of a pen, the Supreme Court of the United States effectively rejected one of the most fundamental constitutional freedoms guaranteed to all citizens ...

... the right to own property.

We've got to stop this NOW!

We must immediately stand up and demand that Texas Senator John Cornyn's bill, "The Protection of Homes, Small Businesses, and Private Property Act of 2005," be passed in Congress.

Now, we - the ACLJ and YOU - must work quickly to restore our private property rights BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. Join our nationwide campaign urging your Senators and Representatives to pass this legislation by signing your name to our Petition to Protect Private Property Rights.

While we were watching the Supreme Court carefully for important rulings regarding the display of the Ten Commandments - and for the much-anticipated announcement of ailing Chief Justice Rehnquist's retirement ...

... a ruling in Kelo v. City of New London slipped "under the radar" that takes the government's power of eminent domain to a new - and frightening - level.

Before that ruling, the government could only step in and seize property if it was needed for public projects: road-building, parks, and the development of public entities, such as hospitals.

Today, with the Supreme Court's ruling, the government may seize the home, small business, or other private property of one citizen and transfer it to another private citizen - if the transfer would boost the community's economic development.

Simply put, this means your house could be replaced with a shopping mall.

Your church could be destroyed to build a baseball field.

Your small business could be crushed to erect a luxury hotel.

This is an outrage! The people who are going to benefit from this Supreme Court decision are people who have political influence and power, like large corporations. So this Supreme Court decision will allow the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer.

We've got to stop this NOW!

I truly believe it is going to take the voices of millions of Americans banded together to STOP this abuse of our private property rights. And the ACLJ is ready to work for you! Please click here to add your name to our Petition to Protect Private Property Rights.

Thanks to the swift and bold actions of Senator John Cornyn of Texas, a bill called "The Protection of Homes, Small Businesses, and Private Property Act of 2005" has already been introduced to Congress.

Senator Cornyn's legislation would prohibit transfers of private property without the owner's consent if federal funds were used - and if the transfer was for purposes of economic development rather than public use.

We must stand with this brave Senator and decry the Supreme Court's ruling that destroys our constitutionally-protected property rights! We must call for swift passage of the Protection of Homes, Small Businesses, and Private Property Act of 2005.

Please lend your name to our Petition to Protect Private Property Rights.
Your signed petition will be added to tens of thousands of others in this nationwide campaign and sent to members of Congress. We will send a strong message that we will NOT stand idly by and watch our most fundamental rights be stripped away.

The ACLJ will stay on top of this fight ... and many others ... for you.

Thank you.