Saturday, August 20, 2005

When is it Time to Revolt Against an Unjust Gov't?

When the Supreme Court ruled that Gov't can seize your land for any lame excuse for "public use", they uncorked the bottle holding back the Evil Genie of Gov't Tyranny. Now not only is the gov't for New London seizing these poor people homes, but now they want to charge them back rent!
In the adding insult to injury category, the city officials that triumphed over a group of Connecticut homeowners in a landmark Supreme Court property-rights case are expecting those residents to pay the local government rent dating back to the year 2000.

The city now says that since it won the case, the homeowners actually have been living on city property since 2000 when it first began condemnation procedures against them, so they must pay back rent – to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Not only is the city demanding rent, but the buyout offers on the table are based on the market rate as it was in 2000, before most of the growth in the current real-estate bubble.

So I ask my question - When is it time to revolt against an unjust Gov't? I would say, now is the time. It is time for these people to tell the City of New London that because you have abused your powers as Gov't, that we no longer recognize you as a lawful Gov't, and to get bent. The words that Thomas Jefferson wrote over 200 years ago are still relevant today.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Mr Minority