The Constitution sits incased at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Someone should look inside the case to see if it is there, because no one seems to adhere to it anymore.

Quick, someone call Nicholas Cage. He may have to steal it back.

The federal government doesn’t adhere to the Constitution anymore. In fact, many on the political Left want to rip it up and start over.

Much of the focus is on what happens in the White House and Congress.

However, the biggest abuses may be taking place in the judicial branch.

Judicial tyranny is enveloping our constitutional system.

The Founding Fathers intended the judicial branch to be the weakest of the three branches. They would be appalled by the power federal judges have amassed for themselves.

The benches are full of judicial activists.

The latest example of judicial tyranny comes to us from the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

U.S. Court of Appeals Takes a Sledgehammer to the Constitution

The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution enshrines the right of every American to be entitled to their private property. If the government does take their property — for example to build a road or a military base — the person must be reimbursed with “just compensation.”

However, a court just ruled that that right no longer exists, because the judge says so. The ruling is an example of the dangers posed by judicial activists.

The judges in the case ruled that any property not earning a current positive cash flow can be taken by the government.

Where does it say that in the Constitution?

It doesn’t.

Not only is this theft of physical property, it is a theft of future income. Property often is a long-term investment that the owner hopes will appreciate overtime. Just because the land is currently vacant doesn’t mean that long-term the property won’t generate cash flows to the owner.

Joel Peterson at National Review described the case:

The case has its roots in the Wright Amendment. This anti-competitive law was designed to protect Fort Worth’s interest in the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport by sharply restricting flights out of Love Field Airport in Dallas… This artificial restriction on competition created a business opportunity at Love Field, where a group of investors poured millions of dollars into building a state-of-the-art terminal. For a while, the investment paid off: The new Lemmon Avenue Terminal earned revenues from an anchor tenant, Legend Airlines and from Delta Airlines. But legend went bankrupt in 2000, just before the whole industry was devastated by 9/11.

To make a long story short, investors continued to invest in the Lemmon Avenue Terminal with the hope that a profit would be earned.

However, the government ordered the terminal destroyed and the court ruled that the investors would receive no money because the terminal sat idle.

That is outrageous and is unconstitutional!

The government has no right to take property from investors without paying them for the property. That is how tyranny begins: When a government thinks they have a right to confiscate property at-will from the citizenry.

National Review reported, “The appeals court reasoned that because the terminal was not earning a positive cash flow, it had zero economic value — a notion utterly at odds with reality, in which thousands of transactions place a high value on investments that take years to bear fruit.”

We as Americans need to pay more attention to the court system. They are taking away our rights with one strike from of their gavel.

This puts us on a perilous course to tyranny!