An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Clear abuse of “eminent domain’!
The Rainville farm sits on the Morses Line border crossing, a sparsely used two lane blacktop with an aging Customs and Border Protection building that the Department of Homeland Security wants to modernize and expand. The agency plans to use stimulus funds to build a new $8 million dollar, multi-lane complex, and says it needs the nearly five acres of the Rainville’s farmland to complete it.
Is there anyone in D.C. with an ounce of common sense??? The 8 mil would be put to MUCH better use on the SOUTHERN border!
The crossing is lightly used. Government statistics from the Customs and Border Protection agency show just over 14,800 vehicles cross the border every year. That works out to about 40 cars a day, or roughly two and a half an hour. The crossing is not even open 24 hours a day. Brian thinks it should be closed completely, and the traffic moved to larger crossings nearby. But the government is intent on upgrading the facility, which includes the small customs building built in the 1930′s, that sports a small bench with handcuffs.
40? FORTY??? For a NORTHERN border crossing that isn’t even a 24/7? These people are completely out of their freakin’ minds!
“The Morses Line Port is more than seventy years old and has dilapidated infrastructure and outdated technology,” said Customs and Border Protection spokesman Rafael Lemaitre in a statement to Fox News.
“By making critical upgrades to the Port, we will meet essential Post-9/11 security and operational standards while fulfilling the economic goals of the recovery act.”
Lemaitre says the agency takes the concerns “very seriously,” and wants to “work to find a solution that balances security with the needs of the local community.”
May I say….bluntly…..YOU LIE! These assjacks do NOT take security seriously….AT ALL! If they did, why are so many ILLEGAL invaders coming across on the SOUTHERN borders? And I’m not just talking about Hispanics! There is evidence that jihadists are coming right on in, along with the rest of them!
The government has offered $39,500 for the acreage, but Brian remains adamant. His 70 year old father still milks the cows, as he has since he was six years old, and his brother also works the farm. Brian, who teaches High School history and civics classes, has created the e-mail site: Saveourfarm@hotmail.com, to generate support.
“As a civics teacher, I’m astounded,” he told Fox News.”I talk to my students about a responsive government, a government that protects rights, a government that protects property. And I have a representative of my own federal government, sit down in my parents’ kitchen and tell them that the federal government sees no reason why they should keep their land?” he says angrily.
(Is there really a school in this country that still teaches civics? I’m impressed!)
Pertinent part of the 5th Amendment: nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think that $39,500 is enough to justify putting a farm out of business, for a border check point that’s barely used. The federal government is slowly, but surely, putting into practice one of the tenets of the Communist Manifesto:
In this sense, the theory of the Communists may be summed up in the single sentence: Abolition of private property.
This is not about Homeland Security. This is not for the benefit of the ‘public good’. This is pure crap that has been spreading for way too long!
“We’ve been lied to, I’ve been misled and I’ve had enough of it,” he says defiantly. “It’s heartbreaking.”
If the government does resort to using eminent domain, Brian says “the message is we don’t care what you do, or how long you have been there. If we want it, get out of our way. And that’s not the United States of America.”
We stopped being the “UNITED” States of America a while back. Is anyone else getting more than just fed up with this male bovine excrement?