Monday, March 17, 2008

Private Property illusion in the United States of America

We the people of the United States like to think private property rights in America are paramount. However recently with the abuse of eminent domain and approved by the United States Supreme Court, that concept has come into question. With the Supreme Courts approval one's property can be confiscated to be given to another who would produce a greater tax share. After your mortgage is paid, try not paying real estate taxes and see how fast who your private property belongs to.

The Founding Fathers added in the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution thought they put a protection of private property limiting eminent domain for public use. While the Supreme Court of the 21st century refused to honor the Founding Fathers and allowed eminent domain to be used to enrich the accounts of private individuals permitting the confiscation of private property for private use.

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