"Protecting" property rights

  1. By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the rights of the American people against the taking of their private property, it is hereby ordered as follows:

    Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect the rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given ownership or use of the property taken. "

    The Order notes that the taking of your property cannot be "merely" for the financial benefit of private parties but for for the "public use." In other words, for the public good. Of course, governments can and do frequently use the flimsy moniker of "public good" for all manner of thievery. The ramifications of this are wide and deep, since private property is foundational to freedom.

    If you missed this Newspeak Executive Order, click here. [hat tip: www.no-treason.com ]

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