US dabbles with illegally ending property rights. By Tucker Carlson.
[Rochelle Walensky, who runs the CDC,] announced today that she has decided to nationalize America’s rental properties, millions and millions of them from Maine to California. Tenants are no longer required to pay their rent.
Property owners cannot evict them under any circumstances. Making someone pay to live on your property is now a federal crime. Try it, and you can wind up in prison, with hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines….
Property owners will still be required to pay the banks that hold their mortgages. There’s no moratorium on mortgages. Why? The banks are huge Democratic donors, and they’re getting the treatment they paid for. Sandy Cortez and The Squad aren’t calling for the banks to do their part. It’s property owners who will suffer, many of them members of the rapidly disappearing American middle class.
It’s hard to overstate what a momentous change this is. It means among other things that private property no longer exists in the United States. You thought you owned your home. Not anymore. Rochelle Walensky does. She’ll decide who can live there, under what circumstance and for how long. …
Under whose authority? Who voted for this, or her?
Where did Rochelle Walensky get the power to do this, to suspend private property rights in America? The answer is, she simply asserted the power. Walensky claimed she had the authority, and no one stopped her from exercising it. This morning she signed an official-looking order declaring that her opinion is now the law, and so it is the law. …
If we’re going to continue to pretend this is a democracy, and you hear that on television constantly, then shouldn’t our elected lawmakers make the laws? Nope. And they’re not going to. Nancy Pelosi has refused to call a vote on the matter, and she runs the Congress, she decides. Most Republicans haven’t said a word. …
It’s illegal, but that does not stop them. The US Constitution is now inoperative.
If you’re wondering how all of this can possibly be legal, rest assured that it’s not — it’s not even arguably legal. We know for a fact that it’s not. The Supreme Court just ruled on the question, specifically. The court found that the CDC does not have the right to institute a nationwide eviction moratorium. Period. Only Congress can do that. Now, the court didn’t make us guess on their view on this, the court put that in writing, in the clearest possible language. There’s no debate about that. The Biden Administration just ignored what the court said. …
Congresswoman Maxine Waters of Los Angeles … knows well … how third-world regimes operate. When you want something, you simply take it. You’ve got the guns. Who’s going to stop you? Might makes right. The Fidel Castro method. Waters explained that out loud today, as she pushed Rochelle Walensky to suspend private property in America.
“I don’t buy that the CDC can’t extend the eviction moratorium,” Waters wrote on Twitter, perfectly aware that the Supreme Court had already prohibited it. “Who is going to stop them? Who is going to penalize them?”
Well, good question, nobody. And Nancy Pelosi knows that too. Pelosi knows that what Rochelle Walensky just did is illegal by definition. She also knows that openly ignoring a Supreme Court ruling will mean the end of our current system. …
“The CDC has the power to extend the eviction moratorium,” Pelosi said. She didn’t explain where that power comes from. She simply declared that it exists, as dictators do. …
Joe Biden [said] on camera yesterday: … “The bulk of the constitutional scholarship says that it’s not likely to pass constitutional muster.”
So the eviction moratorium has been in place for months, it has just been extended as of today. So people have debated this, jurists have weighed in on it, and so we know, it won’t pass, “constitutional muster,” says Biden. In other words, it’s illegal. The people doing it are criminals. That’s the word we use for people who knowingly break the law.
The justifications roll off their tongues so easily:
Here is Joe Biden’s “senior adviser” — a thoroughly oily character called Gene Sperling — telling you that the rule of law just isn’t relevant here.
GENE SPERLING: “To date, the CDC director and her team have been unable to find the legal authority, even for a more targeted eviction moratorium, that would focus just on counties with higher rates of COVID spread. … This is a president who really understands the heartbreak of eviction. The reason why he is pressing and pressing, even when legal authority looks slim, is because he wants to make sure we have explored every potential authority.”
These people are so filthy, but they’re self-righteous. Did you catch that? We don’t have the legal authority to do what we’re doing. But we’re doing it anyway. Because who’s going to stop us?
Republican Congressmen out to lunch:
Republicans? Mitch McConnell? Please. Mark Milley doesn’t report to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell doesn’t control the FBI or the intelligence agencies. Mitch McConnell is unarmed. What’s he going to do about it? Give a grumpy speech and drive back to his condo?
Today its landlords. Gotta start somewhere.
The hallmark of economic fascism is that the state, while still allowing private ownership, commandeers assets at will. They can direct owners to do what they want with “their” property. The community interests of the state always override individual property rights. So the state really owns your property.
Property rights and free speech are the cornerstones of a modern, prosperous society. Without property rights, people will not work hard or invest because someone can take their stuff. Experience teaches that if property rights are removed or severely eroded, it normally takes about ten years until there are food shortages and violence. Witness Venezuela.
The Biden administration probably rigged the last election, got the FBI to fake the Capitol riot to avoid debate on election rigging, throws its political opponents in jail where it puts them in solitary or beats them up for months without trial (e.g. the Capitol trespassers), has its own force of street thugs who can intimidate, burn and loot without punishment, and tells media companies and big tech which posts and ideas must be censored. Next step on the way to communist dictatorship: erode the property rights of its political opponents.
This is the end of the USA as we knew it. Perhaps the Rubicon was crossed when they rigged the election, but now they have passed another huge milestone.
It’s almost as if the Chinese are really in charge, wrecking their rival. Wait, weren’t now-President Biden and his son taking bribe money from the Chinese? And wasn’t the conclusive hard evidence on Hunter’s laptop hushed up by the FBI, who sat on it for a year?
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An 11-month eviction moratorium that prevented tens of millions of Americans from losing their homes during the coronavirus-induced economic shutdown expires on July 31, after Congress left Washington for recess without passing a bill to extend it.
The moratorium was put in place by the Trump administration last year and extended by the Biden administration in June, but a Supreme Court ruling that same month stated that a further extension would require “clear and specific congressional authorization.” …
Eight million homes may soon be vacant, and some of America’s largest corporate landlords are likely waiting to snap them up. Staggeringly wealthy pension funds such as BlackRock and Blackstone have spent the pandemic buying up homes, often at well over the market value, with a view to renting them out to the same Americans now priced out of the market. The eviction moratorium was a double-edged sword in some cases, with small-time ‘mom and pop’ landlords unable to collect rent from their tenants facing no choice but to sell to BlackRock and its ilk. …
BlackRock, for instance, was hired by the Federal Reserve last year to buy up mortgages on its behalf, ostensibly to shore up the US economy from the virus-induced downturn. The Fed turned to BlackRock in 2008 as well, and the partnership proved lucrative. BlackRock now manages more than $7 trillion in assets –up from $1.3 trillion at the time of the last economic crisis. …
A nation of renters is not a financially secure nation, and when corporate landlords buy up houses to rent indefinitely and, in doing, so price independent buyers out of the market, they’re redistributing wealth from the middle class to the fraction of a percent at the top. …
Curiously, no political will seemingly exists to fight the corporate-backed dehousing of America. Republicans who profess to defend the freedom of America’s middle class have remained largely silent, which is all the stranger given the fact a nation of renters falls right in line with the World Economic Forum’s ‘Great Reset’ initiative — an ambitious plan to reshape the world’s post-pandemic economy into one in which the average citizen “owns nothing.” Incidentally, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink is a trustee of that forum.
Psychopaths without our interests at heart are running the world unchecked. Please prove me wrong.