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BEATING A DYING HORSE

The concluding bit from a fine article. h/t to Cafe Hayek

Expropriating property from people who did nothing more than accept money they were legally due sounds uncannily like a bill of attainder—a legislative measure declaring someone guilty of a crime, and imposing punishment, without trial. This weapon was expressly forbidden by the framers of the Constitution because it is fundamentally unfair, at odds with the rule of law and driven by mass hysteria rather than dispassionate fact-finding.

Once upon a time, those were considered bad things.

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One response

  1. You just like it ’cause it uses the phrase “bad things.”

    March 20, 2009 at 6:15 pm

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