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"The public good is in nothing more essentially interested, than in the protection of every individual's private rights." -Sir William Blackstone

"The George Walker Bush administration is totally hostile toward the idea of stewardship of the our public lands." - Sari Reznick

"In terms of conventional economics, it may actually be in an individual's rational self-interest to engage in activities that render the earth uninhabitable. Economically speaking, it would be more rational to destroy the planet in ten years while generating income of $100 trillion, than to settle for a sustainable level of $3 trillion a year." - Charles Eisenstein

"We 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 Eisenstein

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.

Enclosure or inclosure is the process which was used to end traditional rights, and has historically been accompanied by force, resistance, 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. The most well-known Enclosure Movements were in the British Isles, but the practice had its roots in the Netherlands and occurred to some degree throughout Northern Europe and elsewhere as industrialization spread. 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 Ireland.

The English government and aristocracy started enclosing land claiming it would allow for better raising of crops and animals (particularly sheep for their wool). They claimed that large fields could be farmed more efficiently than individual plots alloted from common land -- and the profit could be kept by the aristocrats who now owned the legally confiscated land.

This was the beginning of commercial farming.

Ancient Rome had the Code of Justinian which guaranteed to all citizens the use of the public commons which included air, water, wandering animals, fisheries, wetlands and aquifers.

In 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 now.


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"Historic observation shows that any time you mandate people's inclusion in a private program, the only beneficiary is the corporation left free to feed on that captive population." - Elizabeth Sholes

"Deregulation and privatization are in reality merely Trojan horses for corporate corruption." - Scott Trimingham

"Everywhere I turned I saw people who seemed quite happy to make money doing things that drained and liquidated our permanent infrastructure and productivity as a people and a nation." - Catherine Austin Fitts

"The George Walker Bush administration is plagued by more than a dysfunctional management style. It has the arrogance to create a one-party state that elevates politics over governance. It has fostered a government-hating radical ideology that has seen people with contempt for government acting contemptibly in government roles." - Charles Berezin

"In a speech on September 10, 2001, Donald Henry Rumsfeld announced that the Pentagon could not account for that $2.3 trillion. Donald Rumsfeld also announced his intention to outsource many defense jobs to private industry. The idea at the heart of Rumsfeld's forgotten speech is the central tenet of the Bush regime, following Milton Friedman's economic ideas: that the job of government is not to govern but to subcontract the task to the private sector, which will do it for profit. Let me translate that. What this means is transferring our 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. But 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

When James Watt took over the Department of the Interior he began selling off America's resources, public lands, water and mineral rights. 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 returns.'

Since the beginning of the environmental movement corporate industrialists have established 'foundations', better known as 'think tanks', to counter the reach of environmental law.

The list of industry sponsored pollution and junk science promoters, entities described as "think tanks", include the Heritage Foundation, John M. Olin Foundation, Sarah Scaife Foundation, Castle Rock Foundation, Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Reason Foundation, the Federalist Society, the Marshall Institute, the Mercatus Center, Citizens for a Sound Economy, Citizens for the Sensible Control of Acid Rain, Mountain States Legal Foundation, the Advancement of Sound Science Coalition and the Sagebrush Rebels.

"American Enterprise Institute is heavily funded by corporate philanthropy." - Christopher Levenick, former AEI fellow

The purpose of industry sponsored think tanks is to run interference for their corporate industrialist funders and act as a counter weight to public interest groups shining a light on the antisocial activity of the destruction of the commons by corporate industrialists.

In August 1988 the Sagebrush Rebels morphed into Wise Use ! and founder Ron Arnold stated, "It is our goal to eradicate the environmental movement. We want to be able to exploit the environment for private gain, absolutely!"

The Christian Broadcasting Network of 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 chair.

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 House. George Walker Bush installed Wise Use radical Gail Norton and Wise Use leader Thomas Sansonetti. Other Wise Use ! followers took control of every single federal agency that dealt with the environment. existing environmental laws were no longer enforced. Waivers and exemptions to corporatist polluters and campaign contributors is the standard.

George Walker Bush marketed Gail Norton as a lifelong conservationist even though Gail Norton advocated an end to the enforcement of environmental regulations while working for the Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy in 1989. Gail Norton stated, in regard to the end of the enforcement of environmental regulation, "I view that as something positive."

In a 1996 speech Gail Norton listed 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 suggested that no National Park, National Monument or National Forest land should be exempt from mineral extraction, oil extraction, and timber extraction. If rare and endangered species are present it is decreed they do not exist.

2002 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.

2006 Federal 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

"Gail Norton's five-year tenure as Interior secretary has irreparably damaged our country. 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 shape ever. When Gail Norton next visits her cherished Western mountains. She will find the scenery altered; it now includes drilling rigs, clear-cutting and new roads churned by off-road vehicles. Gail Norton's oil and gas friends will probably take good care of her; they owe her big time." - Crista Worthy

"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 Shaeffer

"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

"The 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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