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|06/26/05 at 14:56:36|
Two essential aspects of the American Dream are: home ownership and the freedom to create a business of one's own and be one's own boss. Now the American Dream is looking more and more like a nightmare-- thanks to the Supreme Court. Who in America can ever be certain that his or her home or business won't some day be slated for confiscation by the government? Now, elite developers, in conjunction with bought and paid for city governments across America, have been given the green light by the Supremes to legally annihilate the private property rights of American citizens. What this amounts to is: OUR government has unconstitutionally yanked power away from the many, and transfered that power to a small elite group. To make matters worse, these elites and their social re-engineering scheme are now protected by the very government that's supposed to be protecting the private property rights of average Americans!
Here's a link to the complete text of the Supreme Court Ruling
Leave it to Orwell to put this dismal situation into perspective.
Who can forget the famous proclamation by the Pigs who controlled the government in Orwell's classic novel: Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"--George Orwell
The Supreme Court decision was text book ORWELL.
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength and now PRIVATE is PUBLIC (Supreme Court)
The central point isn't how much private property is taken from American citizens by the government in the name of eminent domain for the benefit of private developers. The real and terrifying point is that YOU NEVER KNOW when they might take YOUR property from you. The sense of security that comes with owning one's property is no longer secure. Your new LANDLORD, the government, can evict you at any time.
The End of Private Property " . . . when mom and pop hardware stores are razed to make room for Home Depot, and wonderful union-friendly stores like Walmart can secure land at low, low prices to open stores and crowd out local businesses. The left, who is the "champion of the poor and downtrodden", has just given big business a huge wrecking ball to crush the poor and downtrodden. Good thing that your inability to respect private property is now going to be a major form of corporate welfare. Congratulations!!!"
Supreme Court Begins Dismantling Bill Of Rights
By Sher Zieve
Jun 24, 2005
"June 23, 2005 saw the end of Amendment V to the US Constitution. Although this profound occurrence has been mentioned by our mainstream press, I have been shocked that it hasn't been more vigorously reported and pursued. This decision undermines the very fabric of the United States of America. These are not "dramatic for the sake of drama" statements. This is what has actually occurred. The Amendment V clause to which I am referring is: "nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation." Five individuals have decided that "public" now means "private". Thursday's 5-4 SCOTUS ruling, says that if cities believe that a private developer can erect structures that will raise more tax revenues than citizen-owned homes and/or businesses, these homes and businesses can be condemned and confiscated by the cities".
So, the Supreme Court has ruled that 'CITIES' can use eminent domain to forcefully confiscate YOUR property if the City determines it can garner higher tax revenue by applying the real estate principle known as: HiGHEST and BEST USE, an economic concept used to calculate the highest profit yield for a development at a given location. Translated, it means the city can take your property and resell it at a profit, even though they are required to compensate you for 'fair' market value. Remember, the real estate commission the city isn't paying is theirs to keep. Now they can turn around and resell your property to a wealthy developer (private individual, corporation), again paying no real estate commission, and they can even add a fee or commission of their own for procuring the property for the developer, which still enables the developer to make more of a profit than if he had bought the property directly from you. It's a win-win situation for the city and the developer.
The developer can acquire your property at a bargain price, because he never negotiates DIRECTLY with you. Since the property wasn't for sale to begin with, you could ask for a higher than market value price on that basis alone. And If you asked the developer, or his representative, why he wanted to buy your property (which you surely should), and he told you about his plans to tear down your house or business in order to build a multi-million dollar condimium complex--well, you'd be a fool not to ask for more money. And you'd be wise to hire a real estate attorney to represent your best interests. Of course, now the real-estate developer won't have to bother with above scenario. Instead, he'll bypass YOU altogether and hammer out a sweetheart deal directly with the city. Now, the city fronting for the developer, can legally use force to take your property away from you whether you want to sell or not. And the city will most likely pay the lowest possible market price, since it will determine fair market value without the developers plan factored in. Total fascism: The unsavory merging of big business with government to quash the individual.
And here's the rub: You have NO LEGAL RECOURSE.
Alex Jones sums it up: "....now developers can pay off your local politicians and then come in and steal your property without even giving you best use price. Imagine middle class neighborhoods across America being bulldozed because developers have written up a proposal for making more money off of your property. Either it's your property or it isn't."
Well, I have to agree. Either you're pregnant or you're not.
What the "Banksters" don't grab when the Housing Bubble finally bursts, the 'CITIES' will be able to 'steal' from the PEOPLE-- Also consider this: When fiat money is further devalued (and it will be), and the 'CITY' decides to grab your property--which would you rather have, your home or deflated dollars?
Being FORCED to move from a property against one's will is an EVICTION--regardless of the fact that one is compensated. Most will agree that moving is very stressful, even when it's a choice. But when it's forced, it can be extremely traumatic. Here's a real life example from Steve at Indymedia:
"Last night, a lender from Bend faxed over some papers to their Beaverton office for me to sign. The papers were for a loan for my parents, long-time residents of Bend; the place where I grew up. I had to sign these loan papers so that my parents could afford to get their Jeep running again so that my Dad no longer has to walk to work and so that they could afford to put a first/last payment on their new apartment."
"You see, my parents, along with 22 other families in their neighborhood, have been fighting a wealthy developer who lives in Colorado. This asshole's name is Jay Merrill. He decided he wanted my parents neighborhood to build some new condominiums and duplexes on. So, working through the back channels of the Bend City Council, he was able to evict all 22 families, including my parents, from that neighborhood. My Mom and Dad, both stricken with health issues (including a heart attack by my Dad) had to spend their entire savings on their health bills, ultimately leading to them both filing bankruptcy. They no longer had the funds to fight this developer and today the construction moves forward on my old neighborhood. Their credit is now wrecked, along with their home, which is why I had to be the Primary signer for my parents' loan. This kind of shit is happening everyday. And thanks to the landlords and the power whores in the Supreme Court, it just got a lot easier...."
Folks, this is essentially CENTRAL PLANNING, SOVIET STYLE, commonly called: FORCED COLLECTIVISM. City Councils across America are going to to act as central planning agents, for the benefit of elites, in a similar fashion to the central planners of the Soviet Union under Stalin. Forget about the notion that a community should be a reflection of the values, character, and ideals of the local inhabitants. Now, every community in America will be constructed to REFLECT top-down, elite master planning, regardless of the will of its citizens.
From Coyote Blog:
"....To my eye, Mr Horton and New London look no different than Stalin-era Soviet planners. The Economist (sub. req'd)agrees: "Put simply, cities cannot take someone's house just because they think they can make better use of it. Otherwise, argues Scott Bullock, Mrs Kelo's lawyer, you end up destroying private property rights altogether. For if the sole yardstick is economic benefit, any house can be replaced at any time by a business or shop (because they usually produce more tax revenues). Moreover, if city governments can seize private property by claiming a public benefit which they themselves determine, where do they stop? If they decide it is in the public interest to encourage locally-owned shops, what would prevent them compulsorily closing megastores, or vice versa? This is central planning."
This 'new ruling' is nothing more than an Illuminati, One World Order, redistribution tool to legally confiscate the private property of average Americans, under the guise "of a greater public good." This is yet another government sanctioned and ENFORCED, TOP DOWN, Ponzi scheme.
Government and private industry are continuing to merge at the speed of light to the detriment of most American citizens. Where the Government ends and Elite Private business interests begin is becoming impossible to decipher! As I see it, America has devolved into a mixture of Communist and Fascist forces that have rapidly coalesced into the inception of a 1984 style, totalitarian Police State. The Supreme Court has once again accelerated the process with this decision.
Imagine, young activists in orange vests, frantically waving off government bulldozers that are about to destroy another American family's home to make way for a shopping center. Can you see more Rachel Corries, only this time here in the USA? I can. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised to see an older man wearing a T-shirt that displayed a phrase that sums it up best: "We're all Palestinians Now!"
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