Bush Steals Oil from Private Landowner.
Today it was reported by the Associated Press that
a landowner in the Florida Everglades was going to be forcibly removed
from his home. (see link)
The government through our buddy Jeb has declared
that it is going to become a protected reserve.
This is untrue.
The real reason that Jeb is stealing the land is
the oil underneath it. Our
own government admits to the large reserve currently under the state of
Florida, a significant portion in the undeveloped land of the
According to the Department of Energy, Florida has:
Crude Oil Proved Reserves: 75 million barrels (2001)
(Source: Energy Information
Yes, a few years ago George W. announced a plan to
protect the Everglades. This
is another example of his talking a good bit but not following through
on his actions. Instead of protecting the land he has opened it up to
development and exploitation. (see
Instead of protecting the property rights of its
citizens the government is committing theft in order to recover
ownership of valuable oil resources.
Do we say anything? No,
we are too busy watching reality TV and Britany Spears.