The daughter of Holocaust survivors took a step back in history when she encountered the face of tyranny right here in the erstwhile Land of the Free:
Eileen Hart and her husband, Keith, are property owners in Newfield, New Jersey.
On Saturday, March 9 there was an informal meeting at the Gloucester Community Center, to discuss the findings on “revaluations” by Appraisal Systems, Inc.- a company which has been contracted by the state of New Jersey- to assess the fair market property values for each county or borough- for the tax assessor’s offices.
These “revaluations” have generated controversy by not taking into account the dramatically lower market value of homes thanks to the damage Big Government inflicted on the housing market by setting off a crash with the Community Reinvestment Act.
She stood her ground at the meeting:
“I tried to express my opinion and tell them that my Constitutional rights had been violated. I began quoting the Constitution, line by line.”
Exercising her First Amendment right to petition the government for redress of her grievances got her hauled off in a paddy wagon in front of her young daughter, under arrest for “terroristic threats” and “contempt.” She was compelled to turn over her two legally owned handguns.
Mrs. Hart denies the allegation that she was shouting terroristic threats. Unless she is lying — and witnesses should be able to determine this — we have already reached the point where we can be thrown in jail for complaining about excessive taxation.