Connecticut Again Abusing Power to Steal from Private Businesses

I was once asked what I believed to be the worst US Supreme Court decision ever made. That was a hard one to answer as they have made a number of rulings that violate God’s laws and the US Constitution.

Roe v. Wade would definitely rank up in the top few as it has resulted in the barbaric murders of over 50 million innocent children. Then I would lump the decisions they rendered in the 1960s that stripped God, the Bible, Jesus and Christianity from schools and government. Those decisions are directly responsible for the moral decay our nation has experienced since God was banned.

Some people consider the ruling on Obamacare’s insurance mandate to also rank among the top worst decisions the high court has ever made. You may also have some that you would place up there in the worst category.

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If you asked residents of New London, Connecticut and perhaps most residents of the Nutmeg State and they will tell you it was the 2005 ruling in the Kelo v. New London case. In a 5-4 split decision, the US Supreme Court ruled that the city of New London had the right to use eminent domain to steal the homes in an entire neighborhood in the name of economic development.

Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer wanted to develop the land by building a huge plant to produce drugs. The city used the argument that Pfizer would pay more in taxes than the combined displaced residents and the Supreme Court agreed. After the court ruling, the city condemned the homes and forced residents to accept less than what their property was really worth, although the city said it was paying fair market value.

Once residents had been forced leave, all of the homes were demolished and cleared away. Then Pfizer backed out of their proposal to the city and left a huge vacant section of land that remains a scar and eyesore on the city today.

Now officials with the Connecticut Department of Transportation are playing the same shameful eminent domain game of stealing from honest hard working business owners for the state’s economic gain.

Hartford, Connecticut lies about 12 miles north, northeast of New Britain. Currently, four privately owned and operated bus companies run between the two cities. They are: Collins Bus Service Inc.; Dattco Inc.; Nason Partners Inc.; and the New Britain Transportation Co.

Claiming eminent domain, the DOT has pulled the operating licenses from the four private companies. According to Connecticut state law, the only justifiable reasons for pulling their operating licenses involve violations pertaining to fares, schedules and safety. However, none of the four companies have been cited for any such violations.

What’s behind the illegal seizure of the transportation operating licenses is a state run transit system known as C-T Fast Track, which is scheduled to launch its bus services next month. Part of the routes being handled by the controversial $600 million state run transit system includes the route between Hartford and New Haven. Hence, the real reason for the state pulling the operating licenses from the four privately owned bus services.

On July 4, 1776, a group of brave men signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring our independence from the tyrannical rule by the British crown. Contained in this historic document are these words:

We hold these truths to be self-evident:”

“That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;”

Then on 1787, some of the same brave men that signed The Declaration of Independence along with some others, signed the Constitution of the United States of America. In that document are these words:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Using the wrongful ruling of the US Supreme Court, first the city of New London and now the state of Connecticut are violating our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. They are also violating the establishment of justice, domestic tranquility and the blessing of liberty by stealing homes and businesses from private citizens.

What’s the difference between a communist country or one run by a dictator like Obama, seizing private homes and businesses from citizens like they have or from cities and states doing the same thing under the horrible auspices of eminent domain? Where in the US Constitution does it say that any government, city, state or federal has the right to steal homes and businesses from private citizens due to the greed of politicians?

Our courts and politicians have so perverted our Constitution and laws to the point that no citizen can ever feel safe and secure in their own home or business. You may spend your whole life working 80 hours a week, building a successful business so that you can provide a nice home for your family, only to find that some greedy politicians can legally steal both your business and home from you.

The more I see of what our government has become the more I see the need for a Second American Revolution. It’s time to once again through off the yokes of tyranny and restore America to the nation our Founding Fathers created!

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