I’m beyond shocked. The House of Representatives is actually fighting for the people it represents. This is a bipartisan bill that looks to strip eminent domain powers from local and state governments in order to protect property rights of American citizens.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sought Tuesday to undercut a 2005 Supreme Court ruling that gives state and local governments eminent domain authority to seize private property for economic development projects.
Sponsors of the bill, which passed by a voice vote, said it was needed because the 5-4 high court ruling skewed constitutional intentions that eminent domain apply only to land for public use projects.
That ruling, said bill cosponsor Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., justified “the government’s taking of private property and giving it to a private business for use in the interest of creating a more lucrative tax base.” As a result, he said, the “government’s power of eminent domain has become almost limitless, providing citizens with few means to protect their property.”
His legislation would withhold for two years all federal development aid to states or locales that take private property for economic development. It also bars the federal government from using eminent domain for economic development purposes and gives private property owners the right to take legal action if provisions of the legislation are violated.
Sensenbrenner, a conservative, was joined in sponsoring the legislation by Rep. Maxine Waters of California, a liberal Democrat and senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus. She said that economic development projects have “all too often been used by powerful interest groups to acquire land at the expense of the poor and politically weak.”
Read Full Post »
Posted in Political Issues, tagged airport security, Bill Clinton, Bush, Clinton, FISA, Jimmy Carter, Leftists, national security, pat downs, Patriot Act, private property, SCOTUS, sexual assault, T.S.A., Transportation Security Administration, TSA, TSA scanners, warantless wiretaps on November 26, 2010 |
Leave a Comment »
Clearly we live in hyper political times. I have a common sense questions for readers: How did the controversy over TSA scanners and pat downs become so politically charged?
How can leftists, who were so against all things Bush and national security, find themselves now supporting the clearly intrusive TSA position at this point? Remember the Patriot Act? Warrantless wiretaps? Consider, warrantless wiretaps were an invention of Jimmy Carter under FISA and used by all presidents…Clinton too, yet when Bush did it the left portrayed it as conservative snooping and illegal, which clearly it had not been so considered before Bush.
Generally lefties are the ones all about how “a woman’s body is her possession.” SCOTUS has ruled one’s own body is their own private property.
So how then is this okay with lefties? Mind you, I don’t care about this topic one way or another frankly, but I rarely let slip a chance to point out the never-ending hypocrisy of leftist positions. So if Bush had FISA court approval to eaves drop on potential terrorist phone calls overseas, that was a travesty and a violation of some sacred trust, yet being physically and sexually assaulted to fly on a plane is just fine by lefties. No, not a bit of hypocrisy in this example, right?
I knew this would be a charged political issue when it popped up after the election. Seems when someone on the right says “it’s sunny outside,” that is an invitation for leftists to beg to differ. And what of arresting travelers who, when they get to the airport decide they will not allow themselves to be scanned or patted down? Did ya know to object to that and then to try and leave the airport can result in arrest and an $11,000.00 fine? Say what?
So if one objects to being assaulted by government and then tries to NOT get on a plane but leave the airport, they can be arrested and fined? For what…wanting to leave the airport? So now deciding NOT to fly once you get in line is a crime? Hmmmm…better not go to the grocery store and then get out of the checkout line…if a lefty sees ya they’ll call the law and it’s jail for you, you heathen!
Read Full Post »