Saturday, June 24, 2006

An obscene gesture

Yesterday King George the Incompetent signed an "Executive Order: Protecting the Property Rights of the American People." In essence the document prohibits the use of imminent domain in all cases except where the government has traditionally exercised eminent domain. The exceptions include cases in which the government takes land and then sells it to private entities. Most significantly, the last paragraph states:
This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity against the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
So, to review, the executive order changes nothing, creates no new or enforceable rights, and is otherwise meaningless.

Except, it shows, as if we needed to be shown, what a total hypocrite George Bush is. For details about how Bush made his fortune by using his political influence to get the government to condemn land and then give it to him, see, Condemning Bush.

“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”

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