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kevinmc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 01:06 AM
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TIMOTHY EGAN: This Land Was My Land
MOUNT HOOD, Ore.

Most Americans dont own a summer home on Cape Cod, or a McMansion in the Rockies, but they have this birthright: an area more than four times the size of France. If youre a citizen, you own it about 565 million acres.

The deed on a big part of this public land inheritance dates to a pair of Republican class warriors from a hundred years ago: President Theodore Roosevelt and Gifford Pinchot, first chief of the Forest Service.

Both were rich. Both were well-educated. Both were headstrong and quirky. Pinchot slept on a wooden pillow and had his valet wake him with ice water to the face. Teddy and G.P., as they were known, sometimes wrestled with each other, or swam naked in the Potomac.

In establishing the peoples estate, they fought Gilded Age titans railroads, timber barons, mine owners and their enablers in the Senate. And make no mistake: these acts may have been cast as the founding deeds of the environmental movement, but they were as much about class as conservation.......

http://freedemocracy.blogspot.com/2007/06/timothy-egan-...
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-23-07 04:25 AM
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There's little doubt what Teddy would think of this bunch of racketeers. He'd drive GW out of the White House with a stick. A big stick.
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