ACORN Brownshirts break into foreclosed homes in acts of 'civil disobedience'
A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.
A community organization breaks into a foreclosed home in what they are calling an act of civil disobedience.
The group wants to train homeowners facing eviction on peaceful ways they can remain in their homes.
Derek Valcourt reports their actions are not without controversy.
Near Patterson Park, the padlock on the door and the sign in the window tells part of Donna Hanks foreclosure story.
“The mortgage went up $300 in one month,” said Hanks, former homeowner.
She says the bank refused to modify her loan and foreclosed, kicking her out of the house in September.
The community group ACORN calls Hanks a victim of predatory lending.
"This is our house now," said Louis Beverly, ACORN.
And on Thursday afternoon, they literally broke the foreclosure padlock right off the front door and then broke into the house, letting Hanks back in for the first time in months. (HT: Michelle Malkin )
ACORN wants to train people they tricked into purchasing mortgages that they could never repay how to break into houses that aren't theirs, in violation of the law.
Does anyone feel sorry for Donna Hanks? On one level, we all do. But should we feel sorry for someone who didn't fully understand the papers she was signing - papers that any sensible person would have read and if they didn't understand something would have either gotten help or forced the lender to spell out everything in plain English before becoming liable for such a huge amount of money?
That, of course, is only one problem. The house is no longer owned by Mrs. Hanks. What kind of mindset does one need to possess in order to feel so entitled that even after the law has had its way with her, Hanks feels that she can take the law into her own hands (with the help of ACORN) and make any kind of claim whatsoever on someone else's property?
The answer is that ACORN is seeking to destroy property rights as any good little marxist organization would. Once property rights are history, no one will be safe and people will scurry to the protection that Big Brother offers in order to save what little they have. Property rights guarantee our independence. And that just won't do for ACORN and their allies.
If there's any way to nip this in the bud, it should be done immediately. But the bank probably won't lift a finger. ACORN's tactics would include picketing the bank and accosting their customers, threatening physical violence like all Brownshirts do.
So we better get used to the idea that your house isn't really yours as long as ACORN is around to contest it.