I read something interesting May 9 about the Bush administration that conservatives should be up in arms about.
If President Clinton had proposed it, they would have tried to impeach him (again)! The Bush administration has proposed eminent domain to lay power lines as part of its energy policy to help alleviate the so-called power crisis, a so-called power crisis manipulated I believe by the oil and power industry. Think about it. When the oil prices on the stock market go up before the day is over, gas prices shoot up 3 to 5 cents. But when the price on Wall Street goes down, the price at the pump doesn't go down for weeks, if at all!
Anyway, for those who don't know what eminent domain is, it is a seldom-used law that allows the government to take your land from you and do whatever it wants with it. The question I have is where are all those people who complain about the government doing stuff like this for environmental reasons? It's real interesting to me that you haven't heard a peep out of the so-called "principled" conservatives like Rush Limbaugh or G. Gordon Liddy who thought it was (and is) wrong for the government to take land for environmental reasons.