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-----The 'Civil Flag' -- Forgotten Flag, or Flag of Fraud and Fiction?
-----Status of the 'Fair Tax Act of 2005' (H.R. 25; S 25)
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Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Further Responses to Kelo v. New London I forgot another idea that I had. We should seriously consider boycotting all businesses that abuse eminent domain. It's the only way that they'll know we're serious. For example, if a famous developer (whose name may or may not be 'Donald Trump') wanted to, say, use eminent domain law to tear down an old widow's house to make way for a limousine staging area for his new hotel/casino, that business should be automatically be boycotted. Something I like to do when I think about it, too, is to post as much contact information about the perps that I can -- so not only do you know what business it is, but also how to contact them. I think that we bloggers should make such public shaming of tyrants standard operating procedure.
Remember a few days ago, I said that someone should knock down these Law Lords' houses and put up Wal Marts? Well, it's happening. This is perhaps the coolest thing I've seen this year: Proposed development, called "The Lost Liberty Hotel", to be built where Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter's house currently stands. I love it, and I hope it happens. I just love seeing bad things happen to bad people -- especially when it's the same bad thing they do to other people.
Another solution: Demand an amendment to the Constitution limiting the term of Supreme Court Justices to 12 years. Maybe even have a referendum vote for the Justices each election like they do in Florida. My thing is that I still think it's a good idea to have the court insulated from the popular whim, so maybe a referendum wouldn't be the best thing. Shortening the term would do wonders, though.
---------Cornyn vs. Kelo Decision
---------Eminent Domain Ruling Fall Out
---------This land is my land...
---------We have officially reached the era of the post-Constitutional government
---------SCOTUS to Kelo: Drop Dead _____________________________________________
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