The war on free enterprise, private property and individuals

September 1, 2018

Private property has served as a cornerstone of our freedom from our very founding. The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable government seizure of private property. “No person shall be deprived of … property, without due process of law.” The U.S. Constitution and nearly every state constitution allows condemnations only for public use. According to TheHill.com, the government had once been restricted from taking private property except when required for the public good, such as building a fort during a time of war.

That protection mostly went down the drain with a Supreme Court ruling in 2005 (Kelo v. City of New London) which severally undermined the protections afforded by the Takings Clause and greatly expanded the government’s power to seize private property when they determined that “economic development” constituted a “public use” that justified the taking of private property through eminent domain. The Kelo case opened the floodgates and eminent domain is now being abused all over the country.

Beware of government planning. It is designed to centralize government’s power and push us into their prescribed little boxes. Learn about “Sustainable development” because it is gaining power in every state and municipality and forcing massive regulations and restrictions on us and the way we choose to live. In the inner cities they routinely bulldoze low-income and ethnic neighborhoods and replace them with glitzy, expensive high-rise condos which the people displaced cannot afford, forcing them into government housing and welfare programs from which there is no escape.

We must stop this assault on American freedom.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)

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Agenda 21; Get Up To Speed on This Because It’s Sneaking Into EVERY Level of Governement

March 2, 2013

Agenda 21 was the birth child of the UN Rio Earth Summit in 1992– a meeting of the most extreme environmental activists from around the world to deal with the supposed threat of global warming. Watch two minutes and you won’t be able to stop until you’ve seen it all!

Agenda 21 is an anti-American, anti-prosperity, wealth redistribution scheme of the United Nations against our way of life.

The strategy for implementing Agenda 21 is much broader than ever attempted by the environmentalist movement in the past. Soft law changes pushed by The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) have sucked in states and localities all over the country with bribes of aid or tax breaks, forcing regulations and policies on private businesses and individual citizens to change their behavior and footprint in their jurisdictions.

Hawaii County is a member of ICLEI and very likely your state or municipality is too. How does this affect you or businesses in your area?

  • Plastic bag taxes or bans
  • Mandatory black boxes in your cars (to track VMT -vehicle miles traveled & and other behavior)
  • Budget-breaking mass transit schemes (Honolulu rail, etc.) being pushed locally, state-wide and nationally
  • Mandatory smart meters
  • Favoring unproven, expensive & usually taxpayer-subsidized green vendors and sole-source contracts (like Hawaii County’s contract in perpetuity with Waste Management)
  • The hugely unpopular PLDC (Public Land Development Corp) passed by the Hawaii legislature in 2011 though recently repealed -but still popping up in various other forms with different names)
  • The unlawful taking of private property under the guise of eminent domain for “public” use (remember New London, Connecticut?)

Pushing public-private partnerships are evil, costly and a non-efficient use of taxpayer funds for spending our governments cannot afford, all in the name of sustainability. It is the philosophy to bring human beings across the globe under the full control of a narrow human elite and based on entirely socialist control mechanisms.

What it means for America is a lower standard of living, the end of private property rights and a huge loss of liberty.

Aloha, Mikie ~just a blogger (fightin’ like a girl)


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