Government has no other end, but the preservation of property.
John Locke

I read the story of a young patriot trying, against fascist forces in Miami, to hold onto his private property.

When a government seizes the property of one to the benefit of another and itself, it practices tyranny. If you don’t understand that fact. If you deny that fact, you are deluded and need mental help. The common good is better served when people have a right to their own property. Disagree?

Suppose you worked 30 years to save and purchase a lake house on Lake Lost-in-the-Woods. The township of Lake Lost-in-the-Woods runs on hard times and finds a wealthy partner to develop property on Lake Lost-in-the-Woods. The only thing standing in the way of meeting the townships budget needs for firemen and librarians is to seize your property so that the developer can build high-end cottages. Is that fair? Hell no.

The abuse of eminent domain has become a national cancer. For far too long, unrestrained local and state governments have taken private property not for “public uses”—such as for bridges or public buildings—as permitted by the Constitution, but for private businesses in the name of “economic development.” Ever since Kelo v. New London, private homes and businesses have been leveled, replaced by newer businesses and homes owned not by the public, but by private, politically powerful individuals and corporations. This practice is nothing less than outright tyranny and must be stopped!

Below from the Castle Coalition:

“As early as 1795, the U.S. Supreme Court described the power of eminent domain—where the government takes someone’s property for a “public use”—as “the despotic power.” Eminent domain has the potential to destroy lives and livelihoods by uprooting people from their homes and businesspeople from their shops. With eminent domain, the government can force a couple in their 80s to move from their home of 50 years. Eminent domain is the power to evict a small family business, even if that means the business will never reopen.
The danger of such an extreme power led the authors of the U.S. Constitution and state constitutions to limit the power of eminent domain in two ways. First, the government had to pay “just compensation.” And second, even with just compensation, the government could take property only for “public use.” To most people, the meaning of “public use” is fairly obvious—things like highways, bridges, prisons, and courts.
No one—at least no one besides lawyers and bureaucrats—would think “public use” means a casino, condominiums or a private office building. Yet these days, that’s exactly how state and local governments use eminent domain—as part of corporate welfare incentive packages and deals for more politically favored businesses.”

The time has come to throw off the chains of despotism and stand against the enemy within the gates. When armed federal marshals are used to steal the private property of citizens without due process (such as in the Lozman case), the citizen militia has a right, yea a moral and civic duty to stand in and defend private property rights. The tentacles of this federal monster must be reined in by the people or more rights, property, and livelihoods will be stolen.

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