June 25, 2005

Revolution triggers?

Continuing a theme from an earlier post....We now have lost some of our rights under the 1st Amendment and 5th Amendment...and now I read about forfeiture of "suspected" illegal gains cash by Federal Law Enforcement officials (DEA).....

So lets recap shall we? We are being restricted in political free speech sixty days before an election by McCain-Feingold; the SCOTUS has said that any government entitity can seize your property under Emminent Domain, if they believe that they can increase revenues to the government by doing so; and law enforcement can seize your money from your person as being SUSPECTED of being obtained by illegal means. No PROOF of illegality is required....just the fact that people don't normally carry large amounts of cash serves as prima facia evidence of illegality; and you have to sue and prove that it's not illegally obtained to recover your funds.

As I said in my earlier post, there is a monster on the loose...how long do we allow it to roam free before we do something to cage it?

"For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury" (WHAT would YOU call it when a law enforcement official can seize your assets on "a hunch" that your engaged in illegal activity?)

"In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."

"For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies"

Hmmm seems that allowing Emminent Domain for the purpose of raising revenue to the State and restricting free political speech prior to an election is "enlarging it's boundries" and "introducing (the same) absolute rule".

There you have three "triggers" that were part of what made the FF's rebel reoccurring in our time by our own government.

As the FF's said:
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Are we made of the same stuff as our Forefathers?

Do we have the courage to stand up and be counted in asserting our rights granted to us by God? Remember that our Constitution is predicated on that assumption, no matter WHAT the anti-religionists say.

We need to redouble, nay, treble, our efforts to reassert those rights within the framework of the law, and yet, prepare ourselves for the possibility that it may be too late for the system to be changed by anything less than an armed resistance.

We owe our Progenitors nothing less than to show the same courage and sacrifice that they did, to continue the brave experiment they handed down to us for safekeeping. That those that would contaminate that experiment come from within and not from an external source, makes it no less necessary to demonstrate the same courage and willingness to defend our rights and liberties. At the ballot box and in the public forum for the present, but also on the battlefield, should it come to that point.

Posted by Delftsman3 at June 25, 2005 01:01 AM

Just who is it supporting Emminent Domain seizures? Every blog I come across, regardless of the political affiliation, absolutely hates the idea.

Posted by: Karlo at June 25, 2005 05:31 AM

The kinds of seizures now codified by SCOTUS have been going on for fifty years in this country.

Every major post-industrial city in the US is now a cement nightmare, with festering pathologies of all kinds, because of Urban Planning, Redevelopment Agencies and the habit of local government thugs of using State money to condemn this in order to have their relatives build that.

Here in the Northeast we have two generations of stinking, failed Redevelopment Projects in the process of being, once again, Redeveloped.

The lefty pricks on The Court and everywhere else are insulated from the worst effects of municipal tyrannies and thieves because they don't live in the areas in question. The poor and lower middle class are always the displaced or relocated pawns in the official criminal behavior of governments at all levels.

We'll learn how dedicated lefties are to property rights when they comprehend that this is also a victory for real estate developers. I don't expect a peep from them because lefties, as a rule, are a bunch of privileged swells who are also hypocrites where they aren't stupid.

Now I know why the French in 1789 just built scaffolds and gave up on their attempts to just move past the ruling classes.

Posted by: Rhod at June 25, 2005 11:32 AM

It's reue that ED has been in use for years Rhod, but the difference is, with the new SCOTUS decision, they've made it open season for developers, and harder for homeowners to fight it.

Private property is even more of an illusion than it has been for the last hundred years. I hope that it might serve to wake some of the less indoctrinated moonbats up....though that may be overly optimistic.

Posted by: delftsman3 at June 25, 2005 01:40 PM


I think it is overly optimistic. The Left will ignore this chiefly because they have no consistent principles in the first place. That The Court decision is a union of a grubby State time servers with avaricious developers will mean nothing to them. I'd be surprised if the average lefty even understood what happened. Most of them are dolts.

All they need to do is see Kennedy and Bader Ginzburg (which should be Bader-Meinhof) in the majority to legitimize the power grab. The Left is also no friend to Private Property, or "private" in any sense of the word except where it applies to abortion and sodomy.

I'm hopeful to this extent. Liberalism/Leftism in America is at the end of its road. History is passing it by day by day, and there might be some chance years down the road to have this overturned.

Posted by: Rhod at June 25, 2005 10:41 PM
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