Property Is Theft

A belief apparently held by 5 members of the Supreme Court. After all, if all property is theft, merely reassigning the property is no more or less moral. Right? The Supreme Court today said you can never own property if someone else can generate more revenue for the state from the property than you can. In other words, your home is worth less to the state than a business park, so fuck you, business park it is. Don’t believe me? Look it up. As the opinion for the dissent puts it:
Under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner, so long as it might be upgraded - i.e., given to an owner who will use it in a way that the legislature deems more beneficial to the public -in the process.
Does anybody want to argue eminent domain is a good idea anymore? The Supreme Court said the government can take your stuff if somebody else can use it better. The road to serfdom apparently runs right through the middle of fucking SCOTUS.

For those of you that don’t have a clue what I'm ranting about, Kelo v. New London was decided today and Sploid sums it up rather nicely:

SCOTUS Gives Away Your Private Property

Any questions? I only have one. Why am I agreeing, again, with Sandra Day O’Connor? How in the hell did this happen? Apparently, she recently read the Constitution again and realized it just might mean what it says. Too bad the realization didn’t hit her sooner.

GAAAAHHHHHH! I’m so mad I could fucking spit. I leave with you two thoughts that seem applicable.

"No matter how worthy the cause, it is robbery, theft, and injustice to confiscate the property of one person and give it to another to whom it does not belong." ~ Walter Williams

"Ultimately, property rights and personal rights are the same thing. The one cannot be preserved if the other be violated." ~ Calvin Coolidge

J points out to me that SCOTUS has merely confirmed our long-standing opinion that you do not own property, you merely rent it from the state in exchange for property tax. I guess now that bargain is a little more explicit, since they can now evict the low-paying tenants in favor of new high-paying ones.


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