MR. SPOCK LOGIC…Eminent Domain and Income Tax (What do they have in common)

Applying Mr. Spock’s Logic to Eminent Domain

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Who could forget that dramatic scene at the end of Star Trek  II: The Wrath of Khan?

The Enterprise was disabled; Khan, realizing he had been defeated, fires up the Genesis Device in order to take Kirk out with him. Ignoring pleas from the engineering crews, Spock charges into a room filled with deadly radiation, knowing he had signed his own death warrant, to fix the warp core so that his crew may survive. After the Enterprise clears the blast radius, Kirk comes down to the engineering decks. He watches through the protective radiation barrier, trying to keep his emotions at bay, as Spock slowly withers away.

Spock tells him not to grieve for it is logical. “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one,” he rationalizes.

I hear this very Noble line, Noble sentiment often used by liberals and by ambitious government thugs when they look to steal an individuals property in order to promote “the public welfare”.

Does the same sentiment apply?

The Hampton Roads section of the 7/25/09 Virginia Pilot highlights another instance of the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority looking to purchase land in order to give to their developer friends to build up a convocation center, apartment buildings and retail shops. I see nothing wrong with any of this. The problem is the people who currently own the building and the land do not want to sell it.

When individuals cannot come to terms on buying and selling property, nothing happens. Each party must seek other opportunities. When the government cannot come to terms with an individual, the government says “the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”, condemns the land, and steals it under  Virginia Code Title 25.1.

Does this logic really apply in such situations?

Maybe, if you don’t look at the big picture, you may be able to make such an argument. ODU students will have another option for a place to live near campus. People within 2 or 3 blocks will have convenient access to new shops. A developer will get a juicy government contract. I will have an opportunity to sell an energy management system.

Logic is all about numbers; It is about un-emotional decisions. So if you look at this systems, you would logical conclude that yes, this is the correct decision. Around 200 people are set to benefit and only 3 people are set to get screwed. “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one”. Just as Mr. Spock said. So let’s not grieve for Tommy Arney, Krista Arney and Ronnie Boone Jr. now that Norfolk Circuit Judge Louis Sherman has okayed the city seizure of their property, for it is logical.

But wait a minute. Mr. Spock used the word need. “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”.

The Housing Authorities executive director commented that “These properties are essential for the redevelopment of the area”.  I don’t know, essential seems pretty strong to me. It has a certain totality. Certainly the community will not implode if these buildings are not built. Nobody is going to be hurt because this does not happen. So a more accurate statement might have been that these properties would be nice for the redevelopment of the area. But “would be nice” (though more accurate) just doesn’t have that same zing as “essential”. Plus it is harder to justify stealing from individuals for something that would be nice. Plus Mr. Spock didn’t say “The wants of the many outweigh the needs of the few”.

But what about the bigger picture? So far I have only focused on this one neighborhood and these three individuals. Most people who would argue for this government power do not look past this particular system sample. It is good for the neighborhood, so the few should be forced to sacrifice. Then I’m hit with questions why I should even care. I don’t live in this neighborhood and I’m not being asked to sacrifice. I neither benefit, nor am I injured. I care because I am not this short-sighted. If the government can do it to another, then the government can do it to me. The more they get away with it without a fight, the easier it becomes for them to do it to the next guy. By allowing such things to occur, we are giving up our fundamental rights. You cannot have a free society if individual property rights are not protected. If the government can seize your land, confiscate your assets at the whim of a city magistrate or non-elected government agency, we are not free men. We are feudal serfs who live and work the land under the goodwill of our government masters.

So, what may be nice for this one small neighborhood in Norfolkis bad for every other individual who owns property in Virginia. This does not follow with Mr. Spock’s logic.

And going back to Mr. Spock’s situation one more time. He had a choice. He chooses to sacrifice himself to save his shipmates. Tommy Arney, Krista Arney and Ronnie Boone Jr. were not given a choice. They were told a city judge will decide how much their property is worth and they must take their penance and deal with it. Judges in this country are suppose to dispense justice, not strip individuals of their rights and appraise real estate. It is not ethical to force an individual to sacrifice in order to help another. That must be an individual choice. If I hold a gun to your head and take your wallet, it does not make it okay because I hand your wallet to someone else because I felt they needed the money more than you do. It is still robbery; it is still just as wrong as if I kept the money for myself.

Unfortunately the government is holding the guns and they don’t see it that way. They have a different motto:

“The wants of my campaign contributors outweigh the needs of the many”

Article conclusion: “Eminent domain is illogical”

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Doctor John’s QUESTIONS………Given the illogical nature of “Eminent Domain”

1)      What about a government that takes property from you progressively; just because you are successful and redistributes it to those who, for what ever reason, are not successful…FOR VOTES? (eg. Our Income Tax System)

2)      Have you checked out………
“WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA?” and
“THE EVIL OF INCOME TAX”  @ (www.doctorjohnblog.com)

3)      Will you ask your candidates…INCOME TAX -or- NO INCOME TAX? (this is the question that will save America)

4)      Will you pass this on?

 

 

 

WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA? (A Vicious Self-perpetuating Cycle)

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WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA…???

AND WHO IS BEING HARMED THE MOST BY CHANGES IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS AND OUR GOVERNMENT ???

How did our “Shining City On The Hill” get to where we are today where “Big Government” intrudes into our lives destroying the individual liberties guaranteed by our Constitution?  

We are no longer looked upon by our government as individual Americans but as members of distinct groups; divided by race, social standing, income, religion, even sexual preference.

AND GOVERNMENT “UNCONSTITUTIONALLY” SPENDING TAX DOLLARS ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS IN SUPPORT OF VARIOUS CLASSES OF CITIZENS HAS BECOME THE RULE RATHER THAN THE EXCEPTION.

IT’S CALLED THE “PROGRESSIVE MOVEMENT” AND IT LEADS AWAY FROM THE CONSTITUTION AND INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY   http://hillsdalecollege.com/

Irresponsible spending by our government switched into high gear during George Bush’s Presidency only to be quadrupled in Barrack Obama’s first term as President.

President Obama had full control of the Senate and the House of Representatives during his first two years in office.

And during his first term in office he managed to spend more federal (TAX PAYER) dollars than all previous presidents combined.

AND THIS HAS TO HAVE BEEN………”PURPOSEFUL” (Google…Cloward and Piven)

With a current National Debt of more than $16 Trillion; there is no way to raise taxes or cut spending enough to even pay the debt service on this kind of debt.

AND THIS IS ALL WITHOUT CONSIDERING THE “UNFUNDED MANDATES” OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE WICH MULTIPLIES THE PROBLEM BY A FACTOR OF MORE THAN FIVE.

Worst of all; this irresponsible spending is PUNISHING FUTURE GENERATIONS.

HOW DID WE GET TO THIS POINT…???

Let me take a crack at answering this question.

I think we, as American citizens, are always waiting for the next “temporary politician” to come along who is an ANGEL WITH A PLAN that will solve our fiscal problems; and we have had a few.

Remember James Madison said in Federalist 51 that…“if men were angels we would need no government”.

So…if you and I are really part of a “Liberty Loving Silent Majority” in America (and I think we are)…then why over the past 100 years or so, have we elected so few Angels as our temporary politicians.

To answer this question, one only needs to look at how we fund our federal government.

70% of all federal programs in America date back to the 1930s and the New Deal…yet they never go away.

Add to this the EPA and all the other federal regulatory institutions we pay for and the cost is astounding.

All of this is paid for by “progressively taxing success in America”. The more successful you are the more you are punished through income taxes.

THE PROGRESSIVE MONTRA OVER THE LAST 100 YEARS HAS BECOME

“TAX THE RICH”

And this is so easy to sell………Even To An Irresponsible RNC Speaker of the House named “John Boehner” who has tried to force a “Tax The Rich Policy” on The People’s House in Republican control under pressure from a Progressive White House.

WHAT IS HE THINKING ?

YOU DON’T RAISE TAXES WITH UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS SO HIGH AND OUR ECONOMY IN THE TANK.

WE NEED TO GROW THE ECONOMY AND HISTORICLY THIS ONLY HAPPENS WHEN WE CUT INCOME TAXES.

REAGAN’S 25% ACROSS THE BOARD CUTS IN 1980, FOR EXAMPLE, LED TO THE GREATEST PERIOD OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN AMERICAN HISTORY.

The real evil IN TAXING INCOME is in the fact that our “temporary politicians” redistribute these tax dollars from producers to non-producers largely in the form of social programs such as those that make up 70% of our budget.

AND THIS CREATES A VOTING BLOCK THAT RE-ELECTS POLITICIANS.

IT’S A VICIOUS-SELF PERPETUATING CYCLE

WHERE TAX DOLLARS ARE TAKEN FROM THE PRODUCERS IN SOCIETY AND REDISTRIBUTED TO THE NON-PRODUCERS WHO THEN ELECT TEMPORARY POLITICIANS THE PRODUCERS WOULD NEVER HAVE VOTED FOR.

THAT IS IT IN A NUTSHELL

IF WE ARE EVER TO GET OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BACK INTO IT’S “CONSTITUTIONAL CAGE” AND SAVE AMERICA; WE WILL NEED TO REPEAL THE 16TH AMENDMENT AND ELIMINATE INCOME TAXES IN AMERICA.

“TAXING INCOME”… BECAME CONSTITUTIONAL IN 1913 WITH THE 16TH AMENDMENT.

AND WITHOUT THE 16TH AMENDMENT; PROGRESSIVE POLITICIANS WOULD HAVE BEEN HARD PRESSED PAYING FOR ALL THEIR “UNCONSTITUTIONAL”  PROGRAMS FOR SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS DURING THE PAST 100 YEARS.

THEY COULD NOT HAVE JUST………“TAXED THE RICH”………TO PAY FOR THEM.

REMEMBER “TAX REFORM IS TEMPORARY WITHOUT ELIMINATING THE 16TH AMENDMENT”.

WE NEED TO TAKE AWAY THE ABILITY OF TEMPORARY POLITICIANS TO TAX INCOME.

THEN WE WON’T NEED TO WAIT ON THE NEXT “ANGEL” TO STEP IN AND TEMPORARILY SAVE US.

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE ACTION “RIGHT NOW” PLEASE GO HERE:

http://www.usa.gov/Contact/Elected.shtml

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS AND DEMAND WE REPEAL THE 16TH AMENDMENT AND END INCOME TAX IN AMERICA.

“DO THIS EVERY DAY UNTIL WE BEGIN TO GET NOTICED”

AND THE DIALOGUE BEGINS

(FAX’s work best because someone needs permission to throw them away)

THEN …”PASS THIS ON”

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For a lot more detail on The Evil Of Income Tax; please go to “THE EVIL OF INCOME TAX” (A Paradigm Change) in the “HEADER” of every page in my “Saving Our Country” category.

INCOME TAX -or- NO INCOME TAX (That is the question we need to ask all candidates for political office from now on)

GETTING TO BE MORE TAKERS THAN MAKERS IN AMERICA

SO WE NEED TO GET PEOPLE EDUCATED.

AND SOON…….

PLEASE PASS THIS ON

“A PRESIDENT IN OUR FACE”…May Help…………………………..

“Life At Conception Act” (this needs to get passed)
 
The Supreme Court left an “opt out” in 1973 when they passed Roe v. Wade.
 
We just need enough temporary politicians to understand that we believe “Life Begins At Conception”.
 
Two things that make Big Government more unacceptable than it is on its face are
“open borders” and “moral decay”.
 
Remember, there are more of us than them.
 
And by “us” I mean the liberty loving silent majority that is waking up.
 
The best thing to ever happen to America may turn out to be OBAMA’s Presidency” if we survive it.
 
He is so in “our face” with his Big Government Socialism that I don’t think he even realizes that we are waking up.
 
RAND Paul has started somrthing in the House of Representative that you need to take a look at.
 
 
 
Please PASS IT ON.
 
Click “FOLLOW” at the HOME page and enter your e-mail for notices of new posts.
 
Did you take the 21 min, yet??? (the experts say 21min. is too long but we are talking about “SAVING OUR COUNTRY” and we are proving the experts wrong as this YouTube is picking up steam)
 
 
 

UNIONS LOST in KNOX V. SEIU (“7 to 2” CONSERVATIVE SUPREME COURT RULING)

VIEW HERE  http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/06/22/knox-v-seiu-citizens-united-and-the-obamacare-individual-mandate/

Yes, a “7 to 2” Conservative Ruling out of this Supreme Court against UNIONS !!!

Yes, Sotamayor and Ginsburg joined the obvious conservatives on the Supreme Court to end a “SELF PROPAGATING CYCLE” (as Mike Slater-Young Conservative” described it on his PATRIOT RADIO SHOW this morning).

This news was so shockingly good it made me late going into Church this morning as I was listening as usual on XM Radio in the Church parking lot.

The Self Propagating Cycle where Unions take money from employees who have opted out of the Union but use it to elect politicians who support Unions has ended and this gives me hope because there are other “Self Propagating Cycles” that need to end such as:

1) #2 in the Comunist Manifesto

otherwise known as

2) The 16th Amendment to the American Constitution

otherwise known as

3) THE INCOME TAX SYSTEM

Whatever you want to call it, progressively taxing income punishes success and these dollars are redistributed to people who did not earn them mostly through ‘Social Programs”.

And 70% of these programs date back to FDR and the New Deal in the 1930’s.

And this “Self Propagating Cycle” has created a voting block which keeps some temporary politicians in office whether the liberty loving majority want them or not.

PLEASE TAKE THE 21min. AND GO TO MY YouTube (“THE EVIL OF INCOME TAX”)

It explains this self propagating cycle that is destroying America.

VIEW HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7stXHZi2Bg&feature=youtu.be

If Sotamayor and Ginsburg can see the light on the self propagating cycle of Unions, they and everybody else can make the “Paradigm Change” required to change the way we fund our federal government and end a self propagating cycle that has created a dependent voting block that is destroying America.

NOVEMBER IS COMING

America’s $116 trillion “National Debt” falls hardest on the next generation and their children.

It was placed there by “Temporary Politicians” of both parties. (Yes, accelerated in the past 3 1/2 years by Obama but there is plenty of guilt to go around)

We need to “Cut Spending Now” but we also need to understand how we got into this situation and it has all to do with how we fund our federal government.

Take the 21 min. to view “THE EVIL OF INCOME TAX” at………

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7stXHZi2Bg&feature=youtu.be

Then ask our “Temporary Politicians” before you go to the polls……

INCOME TAX – or – NO INCOME TAX………(That Is The Question)

(And this should be the Litmus Test for electing politicians who; without the 16th Ammendment; would more frequently  be “temporary”)

“MAYBE WISCONSIN CAN LEAD ON THIS TOO” (Let’s Ask)

Please read or view:

WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA? (A Vicious Self-perpetuating Cycle)

THEN…………..

Let’s ask Wisconsin Rep. PAUL RYAN (Republican House Budget Chairman and FORMER VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE) the question…”INCOME TAX – or – NO INCOME TAX”.

All the GOOD GUYS and even some of the bad guys are now talking “TAX REFORM”.

That’s all well and good but TAX REFORM is only temporary if we don’t eliminate INCOME TAX from the options for funding government.

If Paul Ryan were to start the dialogue on this issue it would surely bring a response from the media (positive and negative) and other politicians might be expected to take a position also.

The answer to this question tells us a lot about any Temporary Politician we might consider voting for in the future.

Please call or FAX to ask the Republican House Budget Chairman, House Ways and Means Member and former VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE the all important question:

“INCOME TAX -or – NO INCOME TAX”

Feel free to reference this blog and my Youtube.

WHAT HAPPENED TO AMERICA? (A Vicious Self-perpetuating Cycle)

I actually think he will be with us on this all important issue but he needs to go public.

WISCONSIN HAS LED ON MANY IMPORTANT ISSUES RECENTLY INCLUDING SOME MONUMENTAL VICTORIES FOR THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

MAYBE THEY WILL LEAD ON THIS ONE TOO.

Call and FAX him now.

CALL AND FAX HIM OFTEN

202-225-3031 DC

202-225-3393 (FAX) Faxes are best because someone needs permission to throw away

608-752-4050 Wisc

262-654-1901 Wisc

262-637-0510 Wisc

202-731-5973 Prosperity Political Action Com.

Remember…Phyllis Schlafly stopped the Radical Feminist Movement’s ERA with a letter writing campaign from her kitchen table before computers were invented.

THIS CAN BE DONE

CHAIN MIGRATION AND AMNESTY FOR YOUNG ILLEGALS

A welfare state with open borders is doomed.

If you wonder why parents and grand parents of these illegal MINORS allowed their kids to illegaly migrate by themselves check out these two articles.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/232923-obama-makes-election-year-change-in-immigration-policy

https://www.numbersusa.com/content/learn/issues/chain-migration/chain-migration-chart.html