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    ‘Kelo’ Revisited Properties seized, a neighborhood razed, development never came.

    "Cristofaro, a 52-year-old New London-born computer network engineer, and I were in its most desolate neighborhood​—​actually, ex-neighborhood, for there was not a residential property left standing on the entire tract."

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articl...ed_776021.html

    Remembering our past. I wonder what the crime statistics for this Fort Trumbull neighborhood are like now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    SNIP I wonder what the crime statistics for this Fort Trumbull neighborhood are like now.
    "Google-maps" it. Its pretty flat, with a sewage treatment plant, a park, and a few quick-erection buildings. Nothing there to rob.

    Nonetheless, Kelo was an outrage. An utterly visible example of turning a similarity into an identity: since giving the properties to a private entity would result in a public benefit (similarity) it was the same as public use (identity). A typical twisting of words by government for government.

    Anyone who doubts that court meant to increase government power need only read several SCOTUS decisions to see for himself how sharp these costumed government attorneys are--they can find the subtlest distinctions you care to name. They have no problem seeing differences. Seeing the difference between public benefit and public use was easily within their ability.
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    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    "Google-maps" it. Its pretty flat, with a sewage treatment plant, a park, and a few quick-erection buildings. Nothing there to rob.

    Nonetheless, Kelo was an outrage. An utterly visible example of turning a similarity into an identity: since giving the properties to a private entity would result in a public benefit (similarity) it was the same as public use (identity). A typical twisting of words by government for government.

    Anyone who doubts that court meant to increase government power need only read several SCOTUS decisions to see for himself how sharp these costumed government attorneys are--they can find the subtlest distinctions you care to name. They have no problem seeing differences. Seeing the difference between public benefit and public use was easily within their ability.
    Translation: Those judges made s*** up.

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    Yep a horrible tyrannical movement by a fascist government.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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