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Monday, May 15, 2006

Win This One for You and All of Your Progeny

The issue: A 43 foot Christian cross as part of a Korean War memorial, atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego, California, on private property. An activist has been trying for 17 years to have this cross removed, in part because some Christians hold sunrise services at the cross. Earlier this month, a federal judge gave San Diego 90 days to remove the cross or be fined $5000 a day for non-compliance.

Mucking up the issue:

1. A federal judge ordering action by the city of San Diego against private property.

2. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Ca) asking President Bush to exercise eminent domain to "seize the property" to protect the cross.

3. Not a one seeing the issue of the assault on the right to property and the use of the Kelo Decision of 25 June 2005 (by the Supreme Court) on behalf of government.

Both sides of the issue are wrong. Both are using governmental force to accomplish their ends, ends which violate fundamental, natural rights. Neither should win. Assault by the atheist is leftist irrationalism, but the left hate rights. Saving the cross by exercising eminent domain is a cure worse than the original disease, so to speak.

The winner should be whoever owns the private property having his or her rights protected, which includes the use and disposal of the cross. Other than the owner, the cross is no one else's business.

We have been railing since the Kelo Decision about the severe dangers we all face. Here is an example in "living color." It was Lenin who used the salami metaphor: You get what you want, i.e., the salami, a thin slice at a time, until it is gone. If you have children, and let Kelo and its daughter decisions stand, then your progeny will live in a country devoid of property rights. And, it is property rights which implement the other basic rights--to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Sound off.


  • At Mon May 15, 02:38:00 PM PDT, Blogger F.B. Jones said…

    I hope our newest member of the supreme court will put a stop to this abuse. The PC thought police were bad enough. Now they want our land or tell us what to do with it.
    what is next. They will __________!

  • At Mon May 15, 02:39:00 PM PDT, Blogger F.B. Jones said…

    memeber(s). I am the worst at typing!!!

  • At Mon May 15, 05:08:00 PM PDT, Blogger George Mason said…


    Your message came through loud and clear. Never worry about the typing unless you are typing in Klingon--that can get messy.

    I think the new guys on the SCOTUS can join with the sane members already there and turn this around. When, I wish I knew.

    The damage is going on at a ferocious pace. Here's another example of just how the toxin is spreading in ways you don't think about. Hercules, California, is trying to block Wal-Mart buying property in the town to set up a store. The town officials are using, and sit down for this, EMINENT DOMAIN A LA KELO TO STOP WAL-MART FROM THE LEGAL PURCHASE OF PRIVATE PROPERTY!

    We have to end this before it ends America, and we are almost out of time.

  • At Wed May 17, 07:26:00 AM PDT, Blogger Cubed © said…

    There's that point where the guy in the rowboad is teetering on the edge of the falls. I don't know if we're there yet, what with Islam, the border, and the internal rot, but I sure hope that we aren't about to go over the edge and then have to start all over again.

  • At Wed May 17, 07:27:00 AM PDT, Blogger Cubed © said…


    Me, too, f.b.jones!


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