Nation: How dare people make it harder for the government to come along and take away their property like they own it.
|Robert Redford has added a celebrity touch to those urging California voters to reject a sweeping eminent domain initiative.
In an e-mail sent this week to more than 172,000 members of the Natural Resources Defense Council and made public Tuesday, Redford described the eminent domain proposition as "the single most dangerous threat that has ever been leveled at our state's environment."
Put on the November ballot by property rights activists, Proposition 90 would amend the state Constitution to make it harder and more costly for governments to condemn property or pass regulations that affect land values.
"Anytime our government wants to protect some vestige of open space or save an old-growth forest or restrict offshore oil drilling, Prop. 90 would empower hordes of people to sue the government and collect compensation if they feel their properties or businesses have been compromised," wrote Redford, who is a trustee of the environmental group.|
The other big Hollywood lib tax raiser is Prop 87.
|The actor's involvement in the campaign comes amid a host of celebrity endorsements for another initiative on the Nov. 7 ballot, Proposition 87.
Earlier this week, Julia Roberts toured the Mattel Children's Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles while urging the public to vote for the initiative. Proposition 87 would tax oil production in the state to raise $4 billion for alternative fuel research. That measure also has been endorsed by actors James Caan and Geena Davis, and former President Bill Clinton and former Vice President Al Gore.|
I am eager despite the importance of the Cali economy to watch this state implode due to the stupidity of raising taxes on anything that moves to satisfy some fetish they think can be solved by sticking higher prices to consumers.