Friday, May 05, 2006

Your Birthright as an American for Sale

That good steward of our environment,the Bush Administration, has approved plans to sell off 300,000 acres of National Forest.For over one hundred years it has been sound environmental policy to save some of this land for everyone. Now Bush and Co. will sell it to the highest bidder, I assume. The really evil part of this plan is that it was pushed through by saying the proceeds would pay for "rural schools." Who really believes schools were their motivation? I sure don't. As I understand it, this Rural Schools Initiative is supposed to be recompense for local communities not being able to make a profit on these forests. It should not be necessary to sell off public land to pay for such basics as education. This is NTLU, No Tree Left Unsold and the very definition of a slippery slope. Given the public good or profit, our current government always chooses profit.


Blogger Richard said...

How does the President honestly expect to be met with any environmental credibility when he selling our national forests and wants to destroy animal refuge habitats for money and oil.

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