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Response to oldsarge54 (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 24, 2012, 03:08 PM

15. Many states changed their own eminent domain laws to stop this happening. In Kelo, both the CT..

Supreme Court pursued the claim and everyone apologized. Texas did strengthen their laws. But it has been going on for a while, where polluters are uncontrolled, ground water contaminated, wells gone dry as a business drains the water table, and people finally gave up and moved. It's generally done, taking down one person at a time, quietly.

When 'city fathers' are reciting the 'what's good for business is good for the country' mantra, it's like talking to a brick wall. The dream of people to work all their lives, save and retire in the country, do what they wanted to do most of their lives, weren't in a position to do because they weren't born with land or money, is not respected.

The USA is being run for the benefit of the global companies, overturning our laws is obvious from the time of the WTO treaty being signed. We didn't mind the overturn of democratically elected governments of other countries, as we were told they were socialist or communist, thus our enemy or working against the American interests and those interests? IMHO, they were these global corporations, not anything that would protect the USA or values.

Progressive legislation of states against allowing the sale of goods made by child, prison and slave labor abroad were overturned, specifically by WTO courts. Many fortunes were made by Americans who worked for the corporations importing these goods. They have championed the removal of all trade and immigration barriers, which is a libertarian policy. They see labor as a commodity, which includes people.

That is their view of freedom and liberty, but it is destructive and selfish. They have a bigger voice under different labels in this country than the rest of us that they curse as 'statists' who would dare to infringe on their freedom to get as rich as possible no matter what happens to their neighbors. They rail against the government as they rob their fellow citizens.

There are small groups opposing these land grabs in all states, not just Texas. But the problem is they are libertarian and pro-business. So they aren't going to change a thing.

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