Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Eminent Domain: Why is the Senate dragging their feet?

Mike Taylor for U.S. Congress

Eminent Domain: Why is the Senate dragging their feet?


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

In 2005, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that it was within the constitutional rights of the government to take the private property of a citizen to redistribute that property to another private entity for the purpose of providing a greater tax revenue in the name of 'eminent domain'. This was an outrage to the rights of the American people. It took a couple of years before Congress decided to put a bill on the floor to amend the Constitution to disallow private entity to private entity theft of property by the Federal Government.

I have to give credit where credit is due. I applaud Representative F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (WI-5) for his honor to the American people in presenting this bill for passage. Thank you, sir. You have done right by the people on this matter. November 3, 2005 the House adopted H.R.4128 with a vote count of 376 - 38. However, there is still more to do.

On November 4, 2005 this bill was received by the Senate and sent to the Committee on the Judiciary. Nothing more has been noted to have happened with this bill. This brings us to another outrage. Why is it so complicated to approve such a bill in favor of citizens rights to own property without fear of the government taking that property away from them for use by another private entity? If you ask me as well as the vast majority of the American people, it should be pretty well cut and dry. The courts took away the rights of the people and it is up to the other two branches of government to set that injustice right.

The Mike Taylor for U.S. Congress campaign calls on the U.S. Senate to expedite this bill to a vote on the floor of the Senate and restore the rights of the American people. To decline passage of this bill only strengthens the power of Corporatism that has been raising it's ugly head for several decades. Accepting the power of Corporatism is no worse than accepting the power of Socialism.

We cannot allow elite powers to control our government or side step the rights of our citizens. The people of the United States deserve more, they deserve better. Once in office, I will strive to work hard for the rights of the people to own property without fear of government theft. Lower and middle income people should have just as much safety in owning property as the wealthy elites and government should never favor any entity on the basis of wealth.

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