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Why Is Republican Steve King Trying to Nationalize Tort Law?

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

Does Not Belong in D.C.

Many Republicans all around the nation have long been champions of tort reform.  Republicans in states like Texas have enacted it – and achieved the results its proponents promised.

Whether or not you favor tort reform of any sort – we should all recognize that it is not a federal government issue.  Republicans especially – conservatives even more so – should understand the complete lack of any Constitutional imperative to have the federal government address tort reform.

Since the Constitution does not expressly empower The Feds on tort reform – the Ninth and Tenth Amendments mandate that it not be addressed by The Feds.

Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King is a stalwart conservative, and a champion on many important federal issues.  Tort reform shouldn’t be one of them.  His tort reform bill – H.R. 1215: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 – can be in all fifty statehouses, should you favor tort reform.

Per the Constitution – it does not belong in the United States Congress.

The Government is Eviscerating Private Property Rights. Again

Seton Motley | Less Government | LessGovernment.org

‘For the Public Good’

The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution reads, in part, as follows:

“No person shall…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

Meaning if you own property – government can’t arbitrarily take it from you. In whole or in part.

Sadly, taking without compensation is something at which the government is becoming expert:

“Most property rights scholars would probably tell you that property is sort of the redheaded stepchild of constitutional law….(T)he (Supreme) Court says something like, ‘The Government could hardly go on if to some extent the values incident to property couldn’t be diminished without paying for it every time the law changed.’”

Get that? For nearly a century, the Supreme Court has for the most part pretended the Fifth Amendment doesn’t exist – as per it being an impediment to government regulating without compensation property out of private existence.

Which, of course, government has been exceedingly happy to do. More