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Re: [at-l] Eminent domain



I am so glad I attempted a thru hike this year,,,,all this stuff is toooo
deep for me today! I wish my toe would heal faster,,,,can't we'all just get
along? The trail has changed me,,,,do I own my body? mmmmm,,,,,was just
contemplating that very fact! KC aka War Eagle,,,now back to KC



>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
>continent?
>
>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.
>
>--
>mfuller@somtel.com; Northern Franklin County, Maine         $
>The Constitution is the white man's ghost shirt.  }>:-/> --->
>
>
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