Gut Rumbles

August 04, 2005

quote of the day

Bad law is bad law. Period. Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I learned from reading history, we became an independent country because we didn't like some distant, powerful government telling us what to do, taking our property and taxing us.

We figured that we could take care of ourselves, and a lot of people were willing to fight over that principle. We fought, and we won.

Now, we have a distant, powerful government that taxes us more mercilessly, puts its boot on our necks, and tells us EVERYTHING to do, a lot worse than the British ever did. Now, they can take our property, too.

"When legislatures start new sessions in January, I expect the majority of states to take up bills that would restrict the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes," said Larry Morandi, environmental program director for the National Conference of State Legislatures.

I hope so. And I also hope "emminent domain" takes Justice Souter's home and builds a big hotel with a nice swimming pool on the property he once "owned." That's certainly a better idea than allowing HIS weasel ass to live there. He doesn't generate enough tax revenue.

Fucking idiot.


I hope the laws are passed and hold up. This is what the constitution is all about. But, I have read some legal opinions by some lawyers over at the Daily Pundit a few weeks ago that seemed to think that the Supreme court might overrule such laws under the emminent domain clause. SUCKS! maybe we need another amedment to address this and just this issue.

Posted by: GUYK on August 4, 2005 08:55 PM

We don't need another amendment. Their was never a final decision by the supreme court on the eminent domain issue. They just said that it was up to the city govt's to decide. Plus 4 Justices wrote dissentions on the ruling. It will come up again, and hopefully with Roberts sworn in so we will have the court on the peoples side. I am in no way for gov't to tell me shit about my property city or higher. They can have my property the same time they can have my gun.

Posted by: gravdigr on August 4, 2005 10:09 PM

I'm hoping for passage of HR25 (the FairTax Initiative) see - Neal Boortz just released his book on the FAIR TAX and it is #1 on Check it out. No more Federal Income Tax ... gotta love it.

Posted by: Max Doubt on August 5, 2005 12:19 AM


Since Roberts replaced O'Connor, who dissented, at best we treaded water on this one.

Posted by: Tim Higgins on August 5, 2005 01:42 AM
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