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Re: [at-l] Eminent domain
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Eminent domain
- From: "Bucky" <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 23:25:36 -0500
Solar Bear wrote:
> HERITAGE! What about the heritage of the Native Americans whose land it was
> before we stole it from them. Why doesn't somebody tackle a comparison of
> the concepts of manifest destiny with eminent domain?
Because that type of argument isn't covered by the modern playbook
of civic virtue.
Besides, who were a dozen-odd million indians to possess an entire
Some might say they were just being greedy. :)
Like the Red Paint people before them. :) :)
> Maybe we should liquor
> up the owners of Saddleback and have them sign a conveyance of title while
> they are drunk.
Who knows? Throw in a few hookers and some glass beads...
It might work.
BTW -- If indians thought that land was sacred and unownable, why did
they sell it in the first place?
> That's probably the way that property was first acquired by
> whites. (Just conjecture -- I don't need someone to do a title search! <g>)
> Our whole culture is based on greed it seems, and the concept of private
> property is the linchpin that holds the whole stinking edifice together.
Do you own your own body?
Be careful how you answer.
> I have sympathy neither for the gov't or the property owners in this case,
> though I do hunger to see the land remain undeveloped. Otherwise, another
> irreplaceable natural part of the American heritage may vanish forever.
Forever is a long time. Bigelow was clear-cut to the Horns about
fifty years ago. She don't look ruined to me.
firstname.lastname@example.org; Northern Franklin County, Maine $
The Constitution is the white man's ghost shirt. }>:-/> --->
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