"Where government moves in,
community retreats, civil
society disintegrates, and
our ability to
control our own destiny atrophies.
a debased, debauched
culture which finds moral
depravity entertaining and
virtue contemptible." -
California Supreme Court Justice Janice Rogers Brown
"A 1998 study
by the Public Policy Institute of California found that communities in
the state that have engaged in extensive government-sponsored redevelopment
have reaped no real economic benefits compared with municipalities that haven't
officials often misread the market and promote projects that fail to deliver
the promised payback." - Steven Malanga
"All private property is
now vulnerable to being taken and transferred to a private owner.
specter of condemnation now hangs over property.
effectively deletes the clause 'for public use' from the
'Takings Clause' of the Fifth
Beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens with
influence and disproportionate power in the political process, including large
corporations and development firms." - Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day
O'Connor, June 2005
"Research has shown that without property
rights, individuals will no longer face
the incentive to make the best
economic use of their property, be it a business or home, and economic
growth will be limited.
Potential businesses may avoid communities that
have a record of taking private property for development because of a
greater uncertainty about losing
their property to eminent domain." - Thomas Garrett
Institute for Justice documents more than 10,000
instances of eminent domain for private gain - 2000 per year average.
Lori Ann Vendetti & Property Rights
The Story of
ruling effectively deletes 'for public use'
from the Fifth Amendment of the
Homeowners have no right to continue to reside in
their homes when the current city administration chooses to rezone the land for
expansion of Pfizer research
and development in New London, Connecticut.
Homes are bulldozed
including the home of Susette Kelo.
Susette Kelo Tells Her Story
5,700 properties nationwide are taken with
eminent domain for private development.
agencies spend more than $5 billion, consuming $3 billion in property taxes.
There are more than 400 redevelopment agencies - from San Diego to
"When I hear redevelopment advocates insist that developers
would not build in the Golden State without such
subsidies, I respond with
a story from my local village of Capitola (population 10,500).
years ago, the Macerich Co., one of the nation's largest shopping center
developers, announced that it would not bring Macy's to the town unless it
received a $2.4-million subsidy from the redevelopment agency.
prolonged negotiations, agency directors consent to give Macerich "only"
$230,000, but subsequently reneged altogether after
residents objected to paying
Macy's came anyway - at no cost to the
don't demand subsidies because they
need them; they demand subsidies because they are available.
Redevelopment is unwise, unjust and unnecessary and should be repealed
more dollars are wasted on public subsidies for private developers who -
trust me - don't need the money." - Doug Kaplan
Philip Frederick Anschutz secures
$30 million to spruce up the street next to LA Live - a $2.5 billion 4 million
square foot entertainment complex.
The money comes from a $240 million
bond issue that California voters passed to build affordable housing.
Philip Frederick Anschutz is a
"Pioneer" and a Kindom Now
Pfizer announces it will be
closing its research and development headquarters in New London,
Failed redevelopment projects using eminent
Sun Plaza Project in Las Vegas;
Indio Fashion Mall in Indio, California;
General Motors assembly
plant in Detroit;
Triangle Square mall; downtown Costa Mesa, California;
Nordstrom department store in downtown Cincinnati;
Block 37 in
Redevelopment Site 17 in Mesa, Arizona;
Oak Street Neighborhood in New Haven, Conneticut;
Prospect Avenue in North Hempstead, New York;
24th Street and
Broadway in Phoenix, Arizona;
Marketplace at Fifth and Forbes in
"In terms of
conventional economics, it may actually be in an individual's
self-interest to engage in activities that
render the earth uninhabitable.
Economically speaking, it is more
rational to destroy the planet in ten years while generating $100 trillion
income, than to settle for a sustainable level of $3 trillion a year.
are in fact nearing the culmination of a vast historical process: the
conversion into financial capital of a variety of other forms of wealth that
were never before the subject of purchase, sale, and ownership, that were never
before associated with money, but were instead held in common, by a community
or a society - the commonwealth." - Charles
Throughout Western history the first acts of tyrants were
attempts to control the commons which include
the air we breath and
the water we drink.
inclosure is the process which was used to end traditional rights, and has
historically been accompanied by force, résistance, and bloodshed.
It has been referred to as "among the most controversial areas of
agricultural and economic history in England."
The Enclosure Movement
was a push in the 18th and 19th centuries to take land that had formerly been
owned in common by all
members of a village, or at least available to the public for grazing
animals and growing food, and change it to privately owned land, usually with walls, fences
or hedges around it.
most well-known Enclosure Movements were in the British Isles, but the practice
had its roots in the
and occurred to some degree throughout Northern Europe and elsewhere as
Some small number of enclosures had been
going on since the 12th century, especially in the north and west of England,
but it became much more common in the 1700s, and in the next century Parliament
passed the General Enclosure Act of 1801 and the Enclosure Act of 1845, making
enclosures of certain lands possible throughout England, Wales, Scotland, and
1819 James Maitland, Lord Lauderdale,
reasones any good that nature provides plentifully and freely, no one has any
reason to purchase.
For example, clean water could not fetch a price in
a competitive market, as no markets existed, and so it had no exchange
This results in paradox - the more freely and lavishly nature
benefits us, the lower the price the "marginal" unit of a natural product or
service will fetch.
Manna had no economic value except on the Sabbath
when it did not fall from Heaven (Exodus 16: 23-26).
Scarcity drives production, creates exchange, and generates
Nothing is considered valuable unless it exists in a
certain degree of scarcity.
Economic value is dependent on scarcity and
the desire to possess.
aristocracy started enclosing land claiming it would allow for efficient
raising of crops and animals (particularly sheep for wool).
By claiming large fields could be farmed more efficiently than
individual plots alloted from common land aristocrats where able to
centralize production and,
more importantly, storage of
food is stored distribution is controllable.
This was the beginning of
Ancient Rome had the Code of Justinian
guaranteeing to all citizens the use of the public commons which included
feral animals, fisheries,
the thirteenth century it was a capital offense to
burn coal in London.
It has never been legal in ANY culture
to pollute or destroy the common
environment upon which all humanity depends for sustenance until
1840's The monetarist policy of the British Government, known
as "Laissez Faire", demands no political interference with "the free
This policy produced the Irish famine which lasted from
1845 to 1849.
1845 Ireland Before and After
the Famine Cormac O'Grada documents that 3,251,907 quarters (8 bushels = 1
quarter) of corn are
exported from Ireland to Britain.
That same year 257,257 sheep are
exported to Britain.
1846 480,827 swine and
186,483 oxen are exported to Britain.
Cecil Woodham-Smith, considered the
preeminent authority on the Irish Famine, wrote in The Great Hunger; Ireland
1845-1849 that, "...no issue has provoked so much anger or so embittered
relations between the two countries (England and Ireland) as the indisputable
fact that huge quantities of food were exported from Ireland to England
throughout the period when the people of Ireland were dying of starvation."
"Although the potato crop failed, the country was still producing and
exporting more than enough grain crops to feed the population. But that was a
'money crop' and not a 'food crop' and could not be interfered
According to John Mitchel, quoted by Woodham-Smith, "Ireland was
actually producing sufficient food, wool and flax, to feed and clothe not nine
but eighteen millions of people," yet a ship sailing into an Irish port during
the famine years with a cargo of grain was "sure to meet six ships sailing out
with a similar cargo."
One of the most remarkable facts about the
famine period is that there was an average monthly export of food from Ireland
worth 100,000 Pound Sterling.
Almost throughout the five-year famine,
Ireland remained a net exporter of food.
Dr. Christine Kinealy, a
fellow at the University of Liverpool and the author of two scholarly texts on
the Irish Famine: This Great Calamity and A Death-Dealing Famine,
says that 9,992 calves were exported from Ireland to England during "Black'47",
an increase of thirty-three percent from the previous year.
twelve months following the second failure of the potato crop, 4,000 horses and
ponies were exported.
The export of livestock to Britain (with the
exception of pigs) increased during the "famine".
The export of bacon
and ham increased.
In total, over three million live animals were
exported from Ireland between 1846-50, more than the number of people who
emigrated during the famine years.
Dr. Kinealy's most recent work is
documented in the spring,
1998 issue of "History Ireland".
She states that almost 4,000
vessels carried food from Ireland to the ports of Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool
and London during 1847, when 400,000 Irish men, women and children died of
starvation and related diseases.
The food was shipped under guard from
the most famine-stricken parts of Ireland: Ballina, Ballyshannon, Bantry,
Dingle, Killala, Kilrush, Limerick, Sligo, Tralee and Westport.
the first nine months of "Black '47" the export of grain-derived alcohol from
Ireland to England included the following: 874,170 gallons of porter,
278,658 gallons of
Guinness, and 183,392
gallons of whiskey.
1,336,220 gallons of
grain-derived alcohol are exported from Ireland in just nine months of
A wide variety of commodities left Ireland during 1847,
including peas, beans, onions, rabbits, salmon, oysters, herring, lard, honey,
tongues, animal skins, rags, shoes, soap, glue and seed.
shocking export figures concern butter.
Butter was shipped in firkins,
each one holding nine gallons.
In the first nine months of 1847, 56,557
firkins were exported from Ireland to Bristol, and 34,852 firkins were shipped
That works out to be 822,681 gallons of butter exported
to England from Ireland during nine months of the worst year of "famine".
If the other three months of exports were at all comparable, then we
can safely assume that a million gallons of butter left Ireland while 400,000
Irish people starved to death!
Dr. Kinealy's research proves
beyond a reasonable doubt that
there was sufficient food in Ireland to prevent mass starvation, and that the
food was brought through the worst famine-stricken areas on its way to England.
guarded the ports and warehouses in Ireland to guarantee absentee landlords
and commodity speculators "free market" profits.
the revovling door whirling
Ronald Reagan's second term looked to the possibility of
a federal privatization
effort along the lines of Thatcher's.
Margaret Thatcher called for
labor union reforms, less
government intervention in the economy, less government spending and lower
Notable among her accomplishments are:
The promotion of
the neoliberal philosophy of government which has to a large extent replaced
the social democratic orientation of government.
Part politician, part intellectual, part entrepreneur
of ideas, he had an enthusiastic belief in his own ideas:
restriction of trade union leaders' de jure powers;
the breaking of
those trade union leaders' de facto power;
nationalized enterprises in coal,
supply, railways, trucking,
privatization of public housing;
reduction of income tax rates;
with a strong emphasis on controlling inflation;
local government spending;
reform of local government finance;
close integration of the British economy with those of the European
sell billions of dollars' worth of federal assets and
enterprises to investors and use the proceeds to pay down
the national debt.
Deregulation caused the savings and loan
debacle leaving taxpayers $200 billion in losses while
bankers bought assets
for pennies on the dollar.
"I helped the Office of Policy
Development organize a two-day brainstorming conference at Wye Plantation in
Maryland, where the UK experience was reviewed, possible privatization
candidates assessed, and next steps debated.
That led to creation of an
interagency Privatization Working Group, which the Reason Foundation
supported via a whole series of federal privatization studies (on candidates
such as the Postal Service, the air traffic control system, Amtrak, and
Two tangible accomplishments followed from these efforts.
The first was the successful privatization of Conrail, the northeastern
freight railroad taken
over by the feds from the bankrupt Penn-Central.
It was sold via a stock offering to investors in 1987 for $1.6 billion.
Second the appointment of the President's Commission on
There was more real privatization during the Clinton
administration than during Reagan's terms.
government sold off the Elk Hills Naval Petroleum Reserves ($3.6 billion),
the US Enrichment Corporation ($3.1 billion), and many billions of dollars'
worth of electromagnetic
spectrum, as well as the competitive contracting of more than a hundred
airport control towers and numerous military base functions.
Privatization Commission paved the way for the subsequent efforts by
Clinton and Gore, having made privatization ideas respectable enough to be
considered by National Performance Review of Al Gore and the National
Economic Council and Office of Management & Budget of the
It remains the job of
our generation to privatize many more assets and business enterprises of our
overgrown federal government." - Robert W. Poole Jr., director of
transportation studies and founder of the Reason Foundation, August 1,
When James Watt took over the Department of the Interior under Ronald Reagan he
began selling off America's resources,
During a Senate hearing James Watt, a 'Dominion theologist',
declared that he was giving away America's heritage because "I do not know how
many future generations we can count on
before the Lord
Since the beginning of the environmental movement
corporate industrialists have established 'foundations', better known as '
think tanks', to counter the reach of environmental law.
list of industry sponsored pollution and
promoters, entities described as "think tanks", include:
John M. Olin
Sarah Scaife Foundation;
Castle Rock Foundation;
Charles G. Koch
Competitive Enterprise Institute;
Citizens for a Sound Economy;
Citizens for the Sensible Control of Acid Rain;
Mountain States Legal Foundation;
Advancement of Sound Science Coalition;
think tanks run
interference for corporate funders.
weight to public interest groups they bring to light the antisocial
activity of those protesting the destruction of the commons.
August 1988 Sagebrush Rebels morph into Wise Use ! founded by Jewish American author
Alan Gottlieb: The Merchant of Fear
Gottlieb's right hand man, states, "It is our goal to eradicate the
environmental movement. We want to be able to
environment for private gain, absolutely!"
The Christian Broadcasting
Network of Zionist Marion
Gordon Robertson supported Wise Use ! making anti-environmentalism
one of it's main themes.
Wise Use !, basically a front group for
the resource extraction industry, propelled Newt Gingrich to the Speaker's
Wise Use ! spun off the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, Defenders of Property Rights, Property and Environment Research
Center and National
Legal Center for the Public Interest.
Wise Use ! helped
install George Walker Bush and Richard Bruce Cheney in the White
George Walker Bush installs Wise Use ! radical Gail Norton
and Wise Use ! leader Thomas Sansonetti.
Other Wise Use !
followers take control of every single federal agency that deals with the
Existing environmental laws are no longer enforced.
Waivers and exemptions to corporate polluters and campaign contributors
becomes the standard.
1989 George Walker Bush
markets Gail Norton as a lifelong conservationist even though Gail Norton
advocates an end to the enforcement of environmental regulations while working
for the Pacific
Research Institute for Public Policy.
Gail Norton states, in
regard to the end of the enforcement of environmental regulation, "I view that
as something positive."
1996 In a speech Gail Norton lists federal incursions into the
private domain as atrocities.
These included American with
Disabilities Act requirements for wheelchair ramps, EPA requirements to
remove asbestos from
schools and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Gail Norton has
suggests that no National Park, National Monument or National Forest
land should be exempt from
mineral extraction, oil extraction, and timber extraction.
rare and endangered species are
present they do not exist.
"In a speech on September 10, 2001,
Donald Rumsfeld announced that
the Pentagon could not account for that $2.3 trillion.
A central tenet
of the Bush regime, based on ideas of
Friedman, is government should subcontract governance to the private
The idea at the heart of Rumsfeld's forgotten speech is people
will find a way to pay for the necessary work, which will be done for a profit.
This transfers tax dollars away from governmental agencies - which
are answerable to us - to private contractors, which
have no accountability to us.
Over 90% of
Blackwater funding comes
from state and governmental contracts, which means our tax dollars.
in Iraq, Blackwater employees
cannot be prosecuted for crimes they commit including murder
either under Iraqi laws or under US laws, as we learned when they killed
seventeen Iraqi civilians last September." - Davidson Loehr
After a eight year drought water in the
Klamath River is in short supply.
Farmers in the area seek
redistribution of the water.
Ecologists state that if more water is
taken there is a possibility that the king salmon
would go into sharp decline.
officials declare a commercial fishery failure along 700 miles of the
California and Oregon coast due to extremely low counts of king salmon.
"The Pacific Fishery Management Council voted April 10, 2008 to cancel
the chinook fishing season in an effort to reverse the
catastrophic disappearance of
California's fabled run of king salmon." - John Koopman
Norton's five-year tenure as Interior secretary has irreparably damaged our
Under her leadership employees in the Bureau of Land
Management and the Forest Service have been demoralized into leaving
their positions - replaced by people who give away our public lands to the
energy and timber industries.
Our national parks are in their worst
When Gail Norton next visits her cherished Western
She will find the scenery altered; it now includes drilling
rigs, clear-cutting and new roads churned by off-road vehicles.
Norton's oil and gas friends will
probably take good care of her; they owe her big time." - Crista
"The EPA is no longer a public health agency. With the George
Walker Bush administration, whether or not environmental laws are enforced
depends on who you know." - former chief enforcement officer of the EPA Eric
"The George Walker Bush administration routinely mismanages
scientific information through distortion and omission whenever scientific
truth is inconvenient to its industrial allies.
It's hard to decide
what is more demoralizing about the administration's politicization of the
scientific process - its disdain for professional scientists working for
American government or its willingness to deceive the American public." - Roger
G. Kennedy, former director of the National Park Service
current George Walker Bush administration has taken
intolerance of science
dissent to a new orbit.
The repression against internationally
renowned professionals and experts in their fields just for exercising
the scientific method
objectively is unprecedented." - Tom Devine, a Goldwater Republican who
monitors the treatment of federal whistleblowers for the nonpartisan
Government Accountability Project
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