Saturday, July 28, 2007

It's starting to sink into their heads .... Prop. 207

Here is an excellent excerpt from the government NPR radio station KNAU.

This story was broadcast July 25, 2007. It addressed the first Prop. 207 claim filed in Arizona by a Flagstaff resident who is represented by the Pacific Legal Foundation.

The citizen passed initiative and its individual private property protections are now starting to sink into the "collective" minds of the do-gooder activists, many government officials and their fellow travelers:

"Prop 207 at it's macro level says the individual property owner is supreme rather than the community is supreme, so it's really a change in philosophy, instead of saying we want to do this change because it's going to be beneficial for the community or the city in general, things are now looked at in terms of what's best for an individual property owner."

AMEN! AMEN! AMEN! -- Finally, back to where we started after the American Revolution and before the statists used government powers to trample on our liberties. Reminds me of the graphic of the Bill of Rights with a big red stamp over it saying "VOID Where Prohibited by Law."

Of course, before Prop. 207, the government officials only cared about the do-gooder activists and their "community" plans and to hell with the individual property owner ... and to add insult to injury ... the do-gooders and their government cronies made the individuals pay by decreasing their property values.

Prop. 207 now offers legal recourse against the do-gooders and their hair-brained schemes.

Keep rattlin'

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The battle wages on....

Fighting Goliath
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
August 20, 2007 Monday
Every once in a great while, government, as a land-grabbing Goliath, gets thumped by the most diminutive David, especially when the former fails to follow its own policies.
That may cost Philadelphia $497,230 in damages, plus the plaintiffs' legal fees.
It began when Ed and Debbie Munoz, in pursuit of the American dream, put up their New Jersey home and borrowed $1 million to buy a grocery and garden center in Juniata Park. Afterward the couple learned -- secondhand through customers -- that their business was in the footprint of a planned housing development.
For more than two years, the Munozes sought answers from the city but said they received none. In 2004, with declining sales -- allegedly because of government's imminent land grab -- and Ed Munoz's declining health, the couple declared bankruptcy. The city picked up the property at a sheriff's sale.
The Munozes went to court.
City officials said it wasn't clear through 2004 whether the Munozes' lot would be needed. Yet an April 2003 letter from the developer asked the city's Redevelopment Authority to acquire the property.
Even the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development reportedly warned city officials in 2005 that Philadelphia violated federal relocation law.
So, all's well that ends well? Not quite. Goliath plans an appeal.
Here's hoping these Davids, and all the other Davids facing similar battles for their rights, won't give up the fight.