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America First Party
1630 A 30th Street #111
Boulder, Colorado 80301
Tuesday, June 28, 2005
GOP Judges Embrace Socialism, Fascism -- Steal Homes
Boulder, CO - In response to the outrageous decision by the US
Supreme Court in the case of Kelo v. New London, National Chairman
Dan Charles issued the following statement:
"The old saying, 'A man's home is his castle,' is no longer true in
America. Thanks to this decision, all private property is now
subject to seizure for the socialist purpose of increasing taxes or
the fascist purpose of rewarding preferred groups. The America First
Party condemns this decision in the strongest possible terms.
"Our Nation's Founders carefully limited the power of government to
take private property for 'public use'. That phrase was clearly
understood for more than 200 years; i.e.: roads, firehouses, public
buildings, and the like. In true Orwellian fashion, five Supreme
Court Justices have redefined 'public use' to render it meaningless.
They have amended the Constitution without the consent of 2/3rds of
Congress and 3/4ths of the States. A majority of those five Justices
are Republican appointees.
"Essentially, 'public use' has been redefined to mean 'any political
purpose'. Your home can now be taken and given to a corporation to
satisfy government lust for tax revenue. Your family business can be
seized and given to another person or company if the government
thinks they might provide greater economic growth. The decision is
so far reaching, one can imagine it being used to satisfy a
politician's desire to reward campaign donors, to punish enemies, or
meet ephemeral goals such as ensuring a 'fair' distribution of small
business or home ownership.
"Since its founding three years ago, the America First Party has
stood strongly behind property rights and the plain language of the
Constitution. Our Principles clearly state that we seek to 'Restore
property rights and restrict government land confiscation' as part of
our goal to 'Ensure equality before the law in protecting those
rights granted by the Creator.' Our Platform clearly supports this
principle. Our candidates have run for office and been elected to
public office on this principle. Our Nation's Founders fought a war
of independence for this principle.
"The America First Party strongly opposes all taxes on property for
any purpose. There is no greater tax than to take someone's home
merely to re-distribute its value to another. The injustice of this
decision should strike fear into the heart of every American and
chill us all to the bone. The result of every citizen's life's work
is no longer safe.
"Americans should now know that they cannot rely on the Supreme Court
to defend their rights, even though the GOP has appointed 7 of the 9
Justices. The America First Party calls upon state legislatures and
Congress to swiftly enact legislation that would restore the phrase
'public use' to its original meaning, to protect private property
rights, and to limit the jurisdiction of courts as permitted under
the Constitution. Given the lusts of many of the professional
thieves in both the Democrat and Republican parties that now occupy
those offices, we are not optimistic."
Dan Charles, National Chairman, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 4
Romelle Winters, Press Secretary, 1-866-SOS-USA1, ext. 2