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Illinois Republican to introduce legislation which will give the Governor the right to confiscate property

May 22, 2020

  Apparently at least one Republican in the State legislature in Illinois does not think his governor has enough power during an emergency and so he is floating a bill that would allow the governor to confiscate property if the plebeians do not comply. Here is more:

Senator William E. Brady, the Illinois Minority leader in the state senate, introduced legislation on Wednesday that will give government the right to confiscate property from business owners who defy their lockdown orders.

Here is some of the language:

On behalf of this State to take possession of, and to acquire full title or a lesser specified interest in, any personal property as may be necessary to accomplish the objectives set forth in Section 2 of this Act, including: airplanes, automobiles, trucks, trailers, buses, and other vehicles; coal, oils, gasoline, and other fuels and means of propulsion; explosives, materials, equipment, and supplies; animals and livestock; feed and seed; food and provisions for humans and animals; clothing and bedding; and medicines and medical and surgical supplies; and to take possession of and for a limited period occupy and use any real estate necessary to accomplish those objectives; but only upon the undertaking by the State to pay just compensation therefor as in this Act provided, and then only under the following provisions:
a. The Governor, or the person or persons as the Governor may authorize so to do, may forthwith take possession of property for and on behalf of the State; provided, however, that the Governor or persons shall

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simultaneously with the taking, deliver to the owner or  his or her agent, if the identity of the owner or  agency is known or readily ascertainable, a signed  statement in writing, that shall include the name and  address of the owner, the date and place of the taking,  description of the property sufficient to identify it,  a statement of interest in the property that is being so taken, and, if possible, a statement in writing,  signed by the owner, setting forth the sum that he or 0 she is willing to accept as just compensation for the property or use. Whether or not the owner or agent is known or readily ascertainable, a true copy of the statement shall promptly be filed by the Governor or the person with the Director, who shall keep the docket  of the statements. In cases where the sum that the owner is willing to accept as just compensation is less than $1,000, copies of the statements shall also be filed by the Director with, and shall be passed upon by  an Emergency Management Claims Commission, consisting of 3 disinterested citizens who shall be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, within 20 days after the Governor’s declaration of a disaster, and if the sum fixed by them as just compensation be less than $1,000 and is accepted in writing by the owner, then the State Treasurer out of funds appropriated for these purposes, shall, upon certification thereof by the Emergency Management Claims Commission, cause the sum so certified forthwith to be paid to the owner. The Emergency Management Claims Commission is hereby given the power to issue appropriate subpoenas and to administer oaths to witnesses and shall keep  appropriate minutes and other records of its actions upon and the disposition made of all claims.

  At least they are going to pay you some money for stealing your property I guess. There is no mention in this article how much support this legislation may or may not have, but this totalitarian piece of legislation is being introduced by a Republican and, as you would guess, the Democrats have the majority in Illinois so I am sure this is going to have some support.

  They just keep pushing the people to see how much they will take and this is another example. With lawsuits starting to be adjudicated in favor of the people against these unlawful stay-at-home orders, instead of loosening its grip on the throats of the citizenry Illinois instead wants to make sure the boot they are putting on your head is a lawful one.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

10 Comments leave one →
  1. MaddMedic permalink
    May 22, 2020 7:38 am

    So really a DemocRAT posing as a Repuplikan…

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 22, 2020 6:33 pm

      It’s kind of like Massachusetts. They keep electing Republican governors who are really only Democrats.


  2. May 22, 2020 7:41 am

    I am just waiting for the masses to reach critical mass…. waiting….waiting..

    Liked by 2 people

  3. May 22, 2020 10:25 am

    Well, this seriously looks like RATpublicans are communist party in disguise 😦
    Hell not gonna vote for them. Me no likie all what they do since they got in control. Nah nah. I like freedom.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. May 22, 2020 12:37 pm

    😲 they’re sure going for all the marbles … since they’ve lost theirs 🤣
    This isn’t the Kansas we use to know! Solid and earthy people of quality & Good substance replaced by Trash, thieves, expert crooks & professional shysters!

    OT, Steve what would be required for America to be a REAL Republic – what would that ‘look like’. Lengthy topic, but in a condensed form if u please 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 22, 2020 6:50 pm

      I believe one of the biggest mistakes made to turn the US into more of a democracy was the 17th amendment. The senators were selected by the states in order to represent the states and the representatives were elected by the people to elect the people. With the people electing both the senators and the representatives we basically have a democracy now.
      Also senators have to go back to doing what is best for their states and not for their parties.

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  5. peter3nj permalink
    May 22, 2020 3:39 pm

    Give the rat-fink credit for knowing enough to hedge his bets should Sleepy Joe win in November. Hopefully one of the pickets from the fence he’s sitting on goes right up his ass.

    Liked by 1 person

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