Friday, June 24, 2005

Locke Rolled Back By Liberal "Justices"

You don't own your property. Ever.

O'Connor smacked down the logic of the majority pretty handily:
Justice O'Connor said "under the banner of economic development, all private property is now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to another private owner, so long as it might be ... given to an owner who will use it in a way that the legislature deems more beneficial to the public."
I hope you never get too attached to your property, since your local government (what's to stop the extension of this principle to other levels of government, by the way? Oh, right, nothing! YAY!!!) can force you to sell it for fair (riiiight) market value at any time if it would be more beneficial to the community in other hands. Or more beneficial to the government who's forcing you to sell it. In fact, what's to stop the authorization of a bunch of seizures of houses to enrich big businesses who donate to politicians' campaigns? The Supreme Court certainly won't stop it, since the liberals have just announced that they favor the interests of the rich and powerful above the rights of middle-class and poor individuals.

It's not a surprising ruling. Liberal political ideology has always held that the individual is worth nothing, that what rights he has are all granted to him by the government, that he possesses no rights naturally, and that the sacrifice of one person for the good of the whole is entirely proper in civil society.

Locke has been repealed by the SCOTUS.


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