No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Cripies on a bike.
Last edited by Dwight; 01-09-13 at 10:51 AM.
Yes. Without a choice to accept their compensation they are just getting whatever they desire from me by throwing cash in my direction regardless if I want to sell or not.Second off, loss of ownership (stock) by stockholders is standard, and zero payout common, when a company goes bankrupt. Are you seriously questioning the Constitutionality of bankruptcy law via the 5th?
Last edited by Henrin; 01-09-13 at 10:59 AM.
"The crisis will end when fear changes sides" - Pablo Iglesias Turrión
"Austerity is used as a cover to reconfigure society and increase inequality and injustice." - Jeremy Corbyn
Just a couple of observations:
The government can force a sale. It is called imminent domain.
The government did not decree that GM sell stocks to Uncle Sam or go bankrupt. Market forces and dunderheaded management mistakes did that.
There are plenty of real attacks on the Fifth Amendment without inventing some that don't exist.
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?