Category Archives: 5th Amendment
In recent days, we have watched the debate over the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice. While the debate rages around things such as abortion, gay rights, women’s rights, and so forth, the single fact remains that these things are rarely the meat and potatoes of what the Supreme Court does. Almost never are those things noticed until after the fact. indeed, very few (if any) questions of any nominee relate to them or to the understanding of how those things might end up affecting our day to day lives. Read the rest of this entry
John and I did an episode of Constitution Thursday once that dealt with these CA Raisin farmer having their product “taken” by the feds since the 1930’s. The Farmers won their case and it’s nice to see them benefiting from their victory!
James Madison once wrote that “A Government is instituted to protect property of every sort…This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.”
So what happens when a government, other then the national government, that is, decides that it wants what you have, even if they claim it’s for a “public benefit?”
In the Township of Scott, Pennsylvania, a nice old lady – she’s even named Rose Mary Knick – owns a cute place on the edge of town that has a bit of property around it that – this is important – she owns.
(Commence menacing music here) Read the rest of this entry