Sunday, June 26, 2005

More on the Property Rights Ruling

Some good quotes from local Libertarians:
"The only recourse remaining for property rights is to put Libertarians on your city council" says Lago Vista city councilman and Libertarian Party of Texas state chair Patrick Dixon.

"I can't walk into someone's house, take their TV, and leave them a thousand dollars," said David Fried, a member of the Executive Committee for the Travis County Libertarian Party. "Just because it's the government doing it and you're adding a few zeroes doesn't mean it's not stealing."

"Living in fear that my property can be ripped from my hands at any moment is not a public good."

Supreme Court Justice O'Connor, in her dissenting opinion on Kelo vs. New London:
Any property may now be taken for the benefit of another private party, but the fallout from this decision will not be random. The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms. As for the victims, the government now has license to transfer property from those with fewer resources to those with more. The Founders cannot have intended this perverse result.


Blogger invadenus said...

Doesn't this court ruling strengthen the plank of the Communist Manifesto, abolishing all property rights, practiced here in Amerika. How soon will we wake up to see the wolves in sheep's clothing - drooling, snarling, white-fanged collectivists (Republicans and Democrats alike), who have stolen the American Dream from the people of this country? The good of the many does NOT out-weigh the good of the one! It is the sovereign individual who brings good to society. How many times do rich, inbred elites need to be reminded that their power comes from the people! WE ARE NOT YOUR SLAVES!

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