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American Property Rights

    I've never seen so many people in the government so worried.  There are actually concerns of popular uprisings in America!  Why is going on?  The US Supreme Court ruled that a town government could force land and property owners to sell their land to the town to be sold to a private company for private use.  Their idea is that developed land will bring in more tax revenue, and is therefore Constitutional under the "takings clause" of the fifth amendment.
    Personally, I would never call for an uprising, but the fact that some extremists on both sides have seems to have worried some government officials, who are quickly trying to write new laws that would make the ruling unimportant.  Congress even proposed a law that would set eminent domain laws nation wide to work exactly as the Constitution said they should.
So watch out there, your home might be a mall next year!
 
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

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