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This land is our land, it is not your land


web posted June 24, 2005

We all remember the song “This land is your land,” but few remember the message carried forth in that song. “This land is your land; this land is my land, this land was made for you and me.”

That may have made a popular 1960’s hit, but the message is your land is not your land it is our land, a message the Untied Supreme Court made in spades yesterday by ruling local governments can take your property from you and give it to wealthy investors or political contributors to develop it in ways to increase tax revenues for the municipality.

Who cares how long you have owned the property, if you do not want to sell to politically connected individuals, for their government buddies can steal your property and give it away to those who contribute to keeping the thieves in power. The Fifth Amendment is now null and void.

How a majority of those sitting to protect the citizens of the Untied States of America from an overzealous federal government dealt such a defeat of private property rights is unimaginable.

The Constitution of the United States was, and still is, a measure to limit government intrusion to the individual. It limits government, not the people. Somehow the Supreme Court has turned that on its head to say that the interest of government outweighs the right of the individual.

In other words, no longer does a developer need to contact you to buy your property, he can approach well placed politicos and have your property taken before you even know someone wants it.

You, the owner, have no more property rights.

The blood is in the water and it will not be long before we see a rash of just such unconstitutional thefts taking place from the developers and the politicos in the feeding frenzy that has been created.

In case the Supreme Court forgot to read the very Constitution they are sworn to uphold they should read the Fifth Amendment in whole. The very ruling is basis for five in their immediate removal from office.

How long before they repeal the Second Amendment to stop the people from taking the advice of the Founding Fathers that when government is what it is today the people should rise up and remove them from office, by force if necessary, and reinstitute a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

The Supreme Court is in need of a house cleaning. It no longer represents the Constitution but ideological leftist views against the individual. The individual is not important. Wealthy contributors are.

When was the last time you heard of a sitting Supreme Court Justice being forced from their home for a Wal-Mart or a developer who wants your neighborhood? Never, and you never will. This land is not your land, this land is their land. You just get to pay for it and the taxes on it till they want it for more taxes.

Contrary to the popular song, this land is my land; it is not your land. The Supremes need to recognize the rights of the individual outrank that of government. If they do not, they need to be removed from office.

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