Corporatism in America: IL Supreme Court grants HOA police powers to arrest and detain � HOA Constitutional Government
George Staropoli's reaction to the horrendous Poris v. Lake Holiday POA case from the Illinois Supreme Court that I reported on below. He highlights a number of quotations from the opinion and adds his comments.
"In Poris we have another instance of a state supreme court holding private contracts superior to the Constitution (See NJ supreme court opinion in Twin Rivers[iii]). Apparently, the only thing that the Constitution has to say is an absolute “no contract interference.” Note how the court adopted a narrow reading of the laws as it parsed and examined the precise wording of the laws, not stepping back in its alleged legal wisdom seeing only the trees and not the ugly forest. The court cleverly ignored the question of detaining non-members, and the question of public streets."
"I can summarize the Illinois opinion with the simple statement by William Pitt, part of which appears on the façade of the Arizona Supreme Court building: Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it: and this I know, my lords, that where law ends, tyranny begins!'"