Want to see a perfect example of big government thinking?
It’s exposed when defending the little guy becomes suspect, because the advocates for said ‘little guy’ endorse/embrace the constitution. Joshua Akers, an assistant professor of geography and urban and regional studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn just cannot grasp the motivations of those who would defend the downtrodden.
Akers has issue with a constitutional defense legal firm Pacific Legal ..taking on a constitutional property rights case. Because they might use it for their own ideological (constitutional) ends. Not making this stuff up, and from the Detroit Free Press:
Akers, who has written extensively on the nonprofit, contends the suit filed in Wayne County Circuit Court is a Trojan horse, less concerned with the constitutionality of the annual tax auction and more focused on using the court system to bolster property rights and solidify language around the Fifth Amendment, which prohibits private property from being taken for public use without just compensation.
And because that isn’t enough?
“This seems pretty great — you’re defending the little guy from government overreach. But in the end, what’s lost is the ability to regulate the usage of property. The ability to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of those living around the property,” said Akers explaining that while some homeowner could benefit from this, by and large, it is the wealthy, politically connected and big industries that win.
And there you go. Big industries win when a homeowner gets to keep her house.
Read the rest And consider how much better off we would be if we stopped feeding the beast and defunded these destroyers of our individual freedoms.
The US Supreme Court clarifies that a constitutional violation is complete at the time property is taken.
As a property rights advocate/activist, I am beyond thrilled.
Local governments be forewarned, the path to pursue when property owner’s constitutional rights have been violated has just been shortened. Zoning ordinances which have grown to be nearly as large as the worlds largest fungus might now face appropriate challenges in venues that serve as constitutional protectors.
The Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS) has smashed a ‘takings’ precedent, and in doing so has made it easier for property owners beset with zealous planning and land use prohibition to clarify more immediately where a constitutional line is drawn. From the SCOTUS blog:
In its long-awaited opinion in Knick v. Township of Scott, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that plaintiffs alleging that local governments have violated the takings clause may proceed directly in federal court, rather than first litigating in state court. The opinion overrules a 34-year-old precedent, Williamson County Regional Planning Commission v. Hamilton Bank, triggering a sharp dissent and another debate among the justices about the meaning of stare decisis. The majority opinion also rests on a reading of the takings clause—that a constitutional violation occurs at the moment property is “taken,” even if compensation is paid later—that may have consequences beyond this case.
The takings clause of the federal Constitution provides: “nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” This takings case arose from a dispute between petitioner Rose Mary Knick and the township of Scott, Pennsylvania. Knick has a small graveyard on her property, and the township attempted to enforce against her an ordinance requiring such properties to be open to the public during daytime hours. Knick alleged an unconstitutional taking, but a federal court dismissed her suit because she had not first sought compensation in state court.
The 34-year-old precedent was not all that it upended.
Lakes Area Tea Party hosting Property Rights expert Tom Deweese January 11, 2016
In August 2015, Tom Deweese made a swing through Michigan.
He is coming back, and with urgent news. The Progressive left is still plodding on with a ‘new and improved’ Agenda 21 guaranteed to relinquish us of our private property rights. From the LATP Website:
Happy New Year! Join us on the heated patio at The Uptown Grille for our January Lakes Area Tea Party Meeting!
Monday, January 11th, 2016
Dinner/social time at 6:00 p.m. Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.
Please plan on joining us for dinner. Come early to make sure you can get a seat and to also enjoy great food and drink at the Uptown Grille.
3100 E West Maple Rd, Commerce Township, MI 48390 map
Awareness of Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development is racing across the nation as citizens in community after community are learning what their city planners are actually up to. As attention grows, so does the demand for Tom DeWeese’s riveting presentation on
Property Rights and the US constitution in one blockbuster forum August 02!
Property rights and Liberty are two of the legs of the three comprehensive rights we are granted by our creator.
As the leadership of our communities plod along with local ‘planning‘ efforts that make your town look like every-other-town, you might have noticed its getting harder to use your land or property in ways that have always been ‘allowed.’ And as the United States federal government marches on with an out of control executive branch usurping state and individual rights not granted to it by the constitution, the question that first comes to mind is “how is this happening?”
There are few folks who understand the scope and loss of property rights under agenda 21 as does Tom DeWeese. Likewise the study of the United States Constitution has become an unmatched professional pursuit by KrisAnne Hall.
Both are experts in their field and highly respected throughout our nation, giving speeches, offering seminars, and teaching effective resistance and methods of restoring our natural rights.
Join us Sunday August 02, 2015 at the Great Wolf Lodge conference center in Traverse City Michigan at 1:00 PM. You can order tickets by sending a message through the ‘submit a tip‘ link above, OR print out tickets online at eventbrite.