Supreme Court Property Rights Ruling Signals Birth of Stealth Cartels

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StatesOnTheTake.com, a political corruption watchdog, connects the dots between the recent Supreme Court property rights ruling and the eminent increase of Stealth Cartels--the secret partnerships between Big Business and your State Government.

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This decision substantially degrades, if not destroys the property rights of Citizen Consumers across the country under the guise of economic development through eminent domain.

StatesOnTheTake.com joins the growing chorus of consumer rights, legal and business groups, in decrying the High Court’s recent private property rights ruling.

According to StatesOnTheTake.com founder S. George Alfonso, "This decision substantially degrades, if not destroys the property rights of Citizen Consumers across the country under the guise of economic development through eminent domain."

StatesOnTheTake.com, a political corruption and citizen consumer activist web site, first sounded the alarm last year by publishing the "Privileged and Confidential" memo that revealed the "Stealth Cartel" Partnership between State Governments and Big Tobacco, (http://www.statesonthetake.com/memo.php).

Since inception, StatesOnTheTake.com has alerted the media on a worrisome, yet growing trend -- the creation of "Stealth Cartel" Partnerships between Big Business and their comrade in collusion -- State Government. This unholy alliance’s secret motive is to bully Citizen Consumers and illegitimately undercut competing independent small businesses.

Initially, Exhibit Number 1 of these Stealth Cartels, was the Big Tobacco States Settlement of 1998 (The Master Settlement Agreement -- "MSA"). Now, in light of the High Court’s ruling, Alfonso expects "Stealth Cartels" to proliferate across the country in numerous areas, adversely effecting thousands of Citizen Consumers, Homeowners and Independent Businesses.

Alfonso added, "The Court’s ruling is an affront to the property rights of every Citizen Consumer in this nation, and was recognized as such by several high Court dissenting justices."

Alfonso also noted this irony: the Supreme Court stated that citizens should trust State Government -- the very same partner to these Stealth Cartels with Big Business -- as the sole protector to their property rights via passage of laws through the respective state legislatures.

The High Court’s surrendering of property rights to each State Government only further escalates the need for each independent business and Citizen Consumer to take back State Government from the Big Business Stealth Cartels which threaten to destroy this country’s free market system.

For more on the High Court’s private property rights ruling, including both oral arguments and text of the decision, visit the Law Library at http://www.statesonthetake.com/law-library.php For how this ruling will impact our states’ economies, visit http://www.statesonthetake.com/blog, or call (800) 598-7181.

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