Obama meant to use this word.
The MSM intends to never define it.
The devil is in the details, or rather in the legal definition. With that in mind, I wonder why the media (either side) hasn't bothered to look up the legal definition of the word "Sequestration'?
According to Blacks Law (there's a joke in there somewhere) Sequestration is
"A writ authorizing the taking into the custody of the law of the real and personal estate of a defendant who is held in contempt and holding the same until he shall comply."
It gets even more interesting if you find the history of Sequestration. Quoting Wikipedia
In 1643, near the start of the English Civil War, Parliament set up two committees; the Sequestration Committee which confiscated the estates of the Royalists who fought against Parliament; and the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents which allowed Royalists whose estates had been sequestrated, to compound for their estates - pay a fine and recover their estates - if they pledged not to take up arms against Parliament again. The size of the fine they had to pay depended on the worth of the estate and how great their support for the Royalist cause had been.
To administer the process of sequestration, a sequestration committee was established in each county. If a local committee sequestrated an estate they usually let it and the income was used "to the best advantage of the State. If a 'delinquent" wished to recover his estate he had to apply to the Committee for Compounding with Delinquents based in London, as the national Sequestration Committee was absorbed by the Committee for Compounding in 1644.
After the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, most of the sequestrated land was returned to the pre-war owners.
Chicago tactics are based on the thuggery of Al Capone and the lessons learned by generations of politicians. In short that lesson boils down to
- 1. Nice business you got there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.
- 2. Pay me so something bad won't happen.
- 3. Plunder your enemies.
Or, possibly Huey Long. You remember the Democrats' promise, don't you?
Them what comes in with me now, get a big slice of pie
Them what come in with later, get pie
Them what don't come in with me are gonna get 'good government'
Sequestration is an ancient tactic and has nothing to do with what it looks like. It has every thing to do with Chicago Al Capone, Saul Alinsky tactics which I believe are most easily visible in the October Revolution of 1917, the People's Revolution of Mao and now Obama's Plan to plunder everybody and blame the theft on others.
See also the Committee For Plundered Ministers and the Committee for the Advance of Money.
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