Friday, June 23, 2006
Washington State Environmental Lobby:: an Enron by another name is just as evil
As the property rights initiative steamrolls toward victory, Futurewise, the underbelly of the left, is making the first of several fumbling attempts to keep it off the ballot this November. These are the fine folks who ran the puppet show at the Governor's office to halt building in Thurston County.
Fascism? It’s alive and well here in Olympia.
I’m all for preserving rural areas and the country appeal of our county but I do believe the State and County governments are obligated to compensate landowners for legislation and ordinances which devalue property values. In other words, if you want to stop development, you better buy the development rights.
That’s not the agenda of the environmental lobby. Not only do they want to take your property rights, they want to do so without compensating you, and now they want to prevent you from having a vote on it.
Now the family farms that myself and many of my childhood friends grew up on could have been developed many times over the years- but there wasn’t a need. Money now isn't everything. That land was more or less a nest egg which was intended to be used as a source of retirement income for our parents. The back forty for many has always been intended to be turned into 5 acre parcels or to be passed on to the next generation. They’ve been zoned this way for decades. Until now that is. Now that the kooks have moved out to the country, they mistakenly believe they paid for not only their house in the earliest of the cookie cutter developments, but also the view of every parcel of rural land in the west half of the state.
Please environmental lobby, tell me how you are any different than Enron or United Airlines? How are you NOT a bunch of thieves trying to screw off with the most valuable component of our retirement portfolios?
The initiative is going to pass like the mandate from voters that it really is...the fascists know this and I really expect them to start using the courts to attempt to win where they can't win at the ballot box.
Don't stiff us with the bill for your desire for a country without any people. It's very un-American. If you want the land- then you can buy it, just like many of us, our parents AND grandparents did.
But what the heck- stealing is cheaper than buying if you're a thief and can get away with it.
Posted by Andy at 10:32 PM