Military Wants to Use Eminent Domain To Take Rancher Land in Colorado-You only THINK you're secureSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Military Wants to Use Eminent Domain To Take Rancher Land in Colorado-You only THINK you're secure
 


7 May 2007 at 9:00:58 AM
salon

in your persons. Arrgggh. Reminds me why I thought the SCOTU decision to allow corporate interests to TAKE YOUR HOME was so gawdawful. (And remember, George Bush was one of the first to trample on homeowners rights when he and the Rangers took people's HOMES for the Ballpark in Arlington).

But the MILITARY now is trying to take people's homes? For what? More land to do training exercises?  Colorado is fighting back, though. What astonishes me is that the Colorado lege even passed a bill to allow this in the first place. Doesn't Colorado give a hoot about their residents?

Colorado, a state that has long been friendly toward the military, is poised to try to stop the Army from using eminent domain to vastly expand a troop training ground on the southeastern Plains.

At the urging of ranchers who live near Fort Carson's Pinon Canyon maneuver site, state lawmakers approved a bill that withdraws Colorado's "consent" for the federal government to acquire more land for Pinon Canyon.

The measure is now on the desk of Gov. Bill Ritter. Spokesman Evan Dryer wouldn't comment Friday on whether Ritter will sign it but said the governor has "very serious concerns about the use of eminent domain" for the expansion....

Many area ranchers have been wary of their Army neighbor since the 1980s, when Fort Carson acquired 250,000 acres -- about half by eminent domain -- to create Pinon Canyon. They're still bitter about how property owners were treated then.

A military map showing a proposed 2.5 million-acre, multiyear expansion -- covering much of the state's southeastern corner -- was leaked last year, fueling more suspicions. Fort Carson said the proposal was an old one.

If that's an old one, what's it up to now?

Criticism of the handling of the war in Iraq, including a lack of equipment for soldiers, and poor conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center have helped the ranchers gather support beyond rural Colorado, Robertson claimed.

"We consider ourselves extremely patriotic, and because of that we are asking the questions we need to ask," Robertson said.

Yes. That's patriotic. Land being GRABBED by the military and throwing people out of their homes and ranches... is NOT.


Permalink
     Views: 873 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Trump Snorting Adderroll -Podcast interview with Noel Casler who worked on The Apprentice

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting



Click Here for Main Page



Guest
Today Is  
Friday, September 20, 2019






Latest Posts

Trump Snorting Adderroll -Podcast interview with Noel Casler who worked on The Apprentice
salon 9/19/2019

Time to Lock Up Ivanka Trump? She used a personal email account to send govt emails
salon 9/18/2019

Corey Lewandowski Is Just a Flat Out Liar
salon 9/18/2019

Not Ever Voting for Unethical Trump-but I'm not a fan of Biden
salon 9/15/2019

New in Trump's Swampy Government- Emuluments Case Back On
salon 9/15/2019

At what point will this country make sure our elected officials pass gun laws to ensure human safety?
salon 9/15/2019


More Blog Headlines
 



Comments

salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at salon@glenrose.net with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )








Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS

 

%>