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'CARA' Land Grab Battle Heats Up!!!

*** EMERGENCY!!! *** LAND GRAB ALERT!!! ***

THIS WEDNESDAY, two days from now, July 25, bill number HR 701, called
"CARA" the Conservation and Reinvestment Act, will be voted on by the House
of Representatives Resources Committee.

We have nicknamed HR 701 the "Condemnation and Relocation Act", and
suggest that you do the same, with the bill number, when asking Resources
Committee members to vote NO on this multi-billion dollar land seizure
bill.


*** ACTION ITEM!!! ***

PLEASE phone and fax the members of the House Resources Committee listed
below.

Tell them you oppose HR 701 for any or all of these reasons:

*CARA creates a trust fund with well over ONE BILLION dollars per year
to condemn private property for any of several different reasons, such as:

*Do you have an endangered species on your property? How about if it is
potential habitat for a possibly endangered species? Is there any wildlife
on it? Then watch out - Big Brother may want to grab your land - and CARA
will give government agents over a billion dollars per year to do it.

*Are you a member of a hunting club or do you own property used for hunting
or target shooting? Have you taken good care of it, is it valuable habitat
for many species? If yes, then your club will be at the TOP OF THE
LIST for seizure by state and federal fish and game land acquisition
agents, who will be flush with CARA cash.

*And production agriculture - ranching and farming is incompatible with
federal land management plans for national parks, wildlife refuges, some
forests, national seashores, many United Nations biospheres - the list
goes on and on and on.

*Watch out if it is historic property! The preservationist gang may want
to "preserve" your home - by kicking you out of it any paying you as little
as 10% to 15% of its value!

*And then there is the Urban Parks land grab. CARA proposes that for the
first time ever, UPAR - the Urban Parks and Recreation program - be allowed
to condemn land and subsidize construction of major league sports
facilities. And what a surprise - the Billionaire Boys Club of major
league sports team owners are big, big supporters of CARA because they can
use YOUR tax money to build their stadiums! UPAR has traditionally
funded neighborhood parks, swing sets, swimming pools - but the politically
powerful Billionaire Boys Club will change that.


*** We have some HEROES working for us!!! ***

Here are some HEROES who are fighting the CARA 'Condemnation and
Relocation Act.' Their contact information is below - be sure and THANK
them for fighting Big Brother - they are expected to lead the fight for
US by offering amendments to protect public access and private land and
fight against the land grabbers:

Representative Richard Pombo of California
Representative Butch Otter of Idaho
Representative Jeff Flake of Arizona
Representative Bob Schaffer of Colorado
Representative Mac Thornberry of Texas
Representative John Peterson of Pennsylvania

And a special thanks to Representative John Duncan of Tennessee, who had
this to say at a recent Resources Committee meeting:

"We have these groups all over the country that protest any time that
anybody tries to dig for any coal or drill for any oil or cut any trees or
produce any natural gas. What these environmental elitists are doing now
is really hurting the poor and working people because they keep destroying
jobs, they keep driving up the cost of energy. They keep telling people
how bad things are and they have to keep denying that there have been
improvements over the last 25 or 30 years so they can keep getting in their
big contributions."

THANK Representative Duncan and THANK him for voting against the CARA
Land Grab last year.

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN???

How and why did CARA happen? Why does it have so much support, including
from people who until just a few years ago were supporters of access to
public lands and private property rights? Why did they sell out?

Here is the answer: MONEY. MONEY. MONEY.

In total, CARA spends $46 Billion dollars over fifteen years for a
variety of scams, from land acquisition to grant money for enviro groups
and the United Nations to road construction in Louisiana to police officers
in Alaska.

Oh yes, it is being sponsored by congressmen from - what a surprise -
Louisiana and Alaska! The average state gets $11 per person, per year from
CARA. Louisiana gets $73 per person, and Alaska stuffs its face with $267
per person!

That is why CARA sponsors Congressmen Billy 'Slick Willy' Tauzin from
Louisiana and Don Young from Alaska are selling out your constitutional
rights - for a fat pile of cold, hard cash to spread around to their
political cronies in Louisiana and Alaska. $100 million for Alaska, and a
whopping $300 million for Louisiana.

And why has new Resources Committee Chairman Jim Hansen sold out and
supported the land grab? Same answer: MONEY. MONEY. MONEY. He sold out
for $62 million dollars in road improvements for the 2002 Salt Lake City
Winter Olympics, which will take place in and near his congressional
district in Utah. Don Young and Billy Tauzin cut a deal and paid him off
with your tax dollars, and Jim Hansen said "see ya later, I got mine." Yes
sir, that is Mr. Profiles in Courage - Jim Hansen.

And then there are weasels like Representative Scott McInnis of Colorado.
McInnis talks a big game about property rights when he is with
constituents, like when he gave a speech in front of a western Colorado
rancher at a CARA hearing a few weeks ago. The rest of the story is this -
McInnis promised to fight condemnation, while at the same time he has
co-sponsored CARA - which has over one billion dollars per year to condemn
land!!! Here is the reason - McInnis wants to run for statewide office in
Colorado, so he is pandering to liberals in Denver that he doesn't even
represent!!!

TARGETED RESOURCES COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

CALL AND FAX EVERY ONE from your state. Every Congressman and Senator may
be reached at the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121. One number gets
them all.
There is a temporary FREE NUMBER of (800) 648-3516. That will also get
you every Congressman. Their individual office phone and fax numbers are
listed below.

J.D. Hayworth (AZ)---Phone: (202) 225-2190---FAX: (202) 225-3263
Jeff Flake (AZ)---Phone: (202) 225-2635---FAX: (202) 226 4386

Elton Gallegly (CA)-Phone: (202) 225-5811---FAX: (202) 225-1100
Ken Calvert (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-1986---FAX: (202) 225-2004
Richard Pombo (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-1947---FAX: (202) 226-0861
George Radanovich (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-4540---FAX: (202) 225-3402
Calvin Dooley (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-3341---FAX: (202) 225 9308

Joel Hefley (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-4422---FAX: (202) 225-1942
Scott McInnis (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-4761---FAX: (202) 226-0622
Bob Schaffer (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-4676---FAX: (202) 225 5870
Thomas Tancredo (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-7882---FAX: (202) 226 4623

Mike Simpson (ID)---Phone: (202) 225-5531---FAX: (202) 225 8216
C.L. "Butch" Otter (ID)---Phone: (202) 225-6611---FAX: (202) 225 3029

Mark Souder (IN)---Phone: (202) 225-4436---FAX: (202) 225 3479

Dennis Rehberg (MT)---Phone: (202) 225-3211---FAX: (202) 225 5687

Walter Jones JR (NC)---Phone: (202) 225-3415---FAX: (202) 225-3286

Thomas Osborne (NE)---Phone: (202) 225-6435---FAX: (202) 226 1385

James Gibbons (NV)---Phone: (202) 225-6155---FAX: (202) 225 5679

Brad Carson (OK)---Phone: (202) 225-2701---FAX: (202) 225 3038

Greg Walden (OR)---Phone: (202) 225-6730---FAX: (202) 225 5774

John Peterson (PA)---Phone: (202) 225-5121---FAX: (202) 225 5796

John Duncan (TN)---Phone: (202) 225-5435---FAX: (202) 225-6440

William Thornberry (TX)---Phone: (202) 225-3706---FAX: (202) 225 3486
Solomon Ortiz (TX)---Phone: (202) 225-7742---FAX: (202) 226 1134

James Hansen (UT) Chairman-Phone: (202) 225-0453---FAX: (202) 225-5857
Chris Cannon (UT)---Phone: (202) 225-7751---FAX: (202) 225 5629

Ron Kind (WI)---Phone: (202) 225-5506---FAX: (202) 225 5739

Barbara Cubin (WY)---Phone: (202) 225-2311---FAX: (202) 225-3057


Please forward to your entire list. Thank you for the help.
 

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>
> Fighting 'CARA' - We Are Gaining Allies!
>
>
> ***** ONE DAY LEFT!!! ***** ACT NOW!!! *****
>
> *** This is a BIG TIME ALERT! ***
>
>
> House Resources Committee vote on bill number HR 701, the 'CARA' Land
Grab,
> is Wednesday, July 25 - that is tomorrow!!!!
>
> It is critical that you CALL or FAX your Congressman TODAY!!!
>
> -----1. Look at the Congressmen on the Resources Committee listed below.
> CALL EVERY ONE from your state. Every Congressman and Senator may be
> reached at the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 225-3121. There is a temporary
> FREE NUMBER of (800) 648-3516. That will also get you every Congressman.
>
> -----2. Fax each Congressman from your state. A letter will be too late.
> The Members you need to focus on are LISTED BELOW WITH THEIR FAX
> NUMBER. .
>
> An easy fax to send is the NO CARA, NO LAND GRABS poster on the following
> website. Just print it out off the website, add a remark or two and fax
it
> to the Congressmen who are on the Committee from your state. Go to
> http://www.landrights.org/
>
> You can also print out an updated TESTIMONY QUESTIONNAIRE to fill out and
> fax to your Congressman. Go to http://www.landrights.org/
>
> -----3. If no Congressman from your state is on the Resources Committee,
> fax your Representative a message that you want him to urge the Members of
> the Committee to vote against CARA. FAX THE POSTER AND TESTIMONY
> QUESTIONNAIRE ALSO. This will also help prepare them for a possible
> House floor vote.
>
> -----4. Call at least five friends to get them to call and fax.
>
>
> DEBATE STARTS AT 10:00 AM EASTERN - YOU CAN CALL & FAX UNTIL 2:00 PM EDT.
>
> The debate will start at 10am Eastern Time on Wednesday, and the battle
> over proposed amendments is expected to go on for several hours. The
final
> vote on HR 701 (CARA) will probably not occur until late afternoon on
> Wednesday. YOU can STILL make a BIG difference. You can call and
fax
> all the way until 2:00 PM Eastern Time.
>
> HR 701 / CARA is named the "Conservation and Reinvestment Act." But we
> are calling it the "Condemnation and Relocation Act" because of the
billion
> dollars per year made available to condemn property - MAYBE YOURS!
>
>
> Multiple use and private property advocates are turning up the heat both
in
> and out of Congress! The list of members on the House of Representatives
> Resources Committee who plan to fight the Land Grab gets longer each day.
>
> Here are some of our HEROES who are supporting multiple use of public
> lands and private property rights. They are saying NO to CARA, and they
> need YOUR help!
>
> *Representative Ken Calvert of California
> *Representative Jeff Flake of Arizona
> *Representative Jim Gibbons of Nevada
> *Representative Butch Otter of Idaho
> *Representative John Peterson of Pennsylvania
> *Representative Richard Pombo of California
> *Representative Bob Schaffer of Colorado
> *Representative Mike Simpson of Idaho
> *Representative Mac Thornberry of Texas
>
> So are you going to just hit the Delete Key, or are you going to DO
> SOMETHING about this massive, unprecedented Pork Barrel Land Grab???
>
> ACTION ITEM *
>
> Contact by email, fax and phone the Targeted Representatives below who are
> the key votes on the House Resources Committee. A short message to them
> will made a big difference. Contact the ones in your state, and ALL of
> them if possible - it is crunch time!
>
> This is what others have had to say - please join them in sending a
> message:
>
> "Over the fifty years of my life I have seen the federal government take
> land from good folks, take their lives, take their pride, take their land
> from their fathers, just take and ruin . . . . . and for what? How can
> destroying families and their livelihoods bring any good to anything?
> Please stop CARA now."
>
> Sherry Oliver, Texas
>
> "No to HR 701 - Private Property Land Grab aka CARA."
>
> P J Douglas, California
>
> "CARA is a bad idea. Government land is non-productive, questionably
> 'protected,' and removed from the tax rolls."
>
> Frederick Schwarz, Nevada
>
> "Mr. Pombo, BIG thanks to you and the continued private property rights
> fight against CARA, the Condemnation and Relocation Act. We appreciate
> your ongoing efforts. We should look at reversing the trend of public
land
> forces - trusts - bullying good, hard working private land families off
> their land."
>
> Thor Spargo, California
>
> "If CARA passes, I know the pressure on honest appraisers will be
> tremendous. The system is corrupt and the raid on public coffers will be
> intense. The Trust for Public Land and others are making deals to make
> their own budgets. They usually make 10% to 20% on every deal so the more
> deals, the more they get."
>
> Deloris Stahl, Ohio (former Forest Service appraiser)
>
> "CARA would be better named the Condemnation and Relocation Act. Billions
> of dollars of private land will be taken off local tax rolls and in the
end
> we will have more rural ghost towns. If you Easterners think you will
have
> more parks and campsites because of this legislation, they are fooling you
> too. Just look what is happening in parklands like Yosemite. Camping is
> going the way of the dodo bird."
>
> Rachel Thomas, New Mexico
>
> CARA will:
>
> *** Provide over ONE BILLION dollars PER YEAR to CONDEMN private
> property for a variety of reasons, including endangered species, land and
> water conservation, wildlife preservation, historic preservation, and
local
> parks.
>
> *** Provide a PERMANENT source of grant money to enviro activists to
> harass property owners, invent ever more endangered species, and finance
> United Nations projects like Biosphere Preserves. *** Give a one hundred
> million dollar per year handout to the Billionaire Boys Club of major
> league sports team owners as subsidies for sports stadium construction.
>
> *** Hand out over $300 million per year to Louisiana and over $100
million
> per year to Alaska in "impact assistance" for "onshore infrastructure."
> This means basically any public works project imaginable, from roads and
> levees to courthouses, sewers, and town halls. All so that CARA sponsors
> Billy Tauzin of Louisiana and Don Young of Alaska can hand out pork barrel
> spending projects to their personal political cronies back in Louisiana
and
> Alaska.
>
> REACH OUT and TOUCH every name on the list below!!! Email, fax,
call -
> PLEASE do everything you can. The property and tax money you save will
> be your own!!!!!!
>
> >
> >
> Here are the Committee Members you need to call and fax organized by
state:
>
> J.D. Hayworth (AZ)---Phone: (202) 225-2190---FAX: (202) 225-3263
> Jeff Flake (AZ)---Phone: (202) 225-2635---FAX: (202) 226 4386
>
> Elton Gallegly (CA)-Phone: (202) 225-5811---FAX: (202) 225-1100
> Ken Calvert (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-1986---FAX: (202) 225-2004
> Richard Pombo (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-1947---FAX: (202) 226-0861
> George Radanovich (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-4540---FAX: (202) 225-3402
> Calvin Dooley (CA)---Phone: (202) 225-3341---FAX: (202) 225 9308
>
> Joel Hefley (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-4422---FAX: (202) 225-1942
> Scott McInnis (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-4761---FAX: (202) 226-0622
> Bob Schaffer (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-4676---FAX: (202) 225 5870
> Thomas Tancredo (CO)---Phone: (202) 225-7882---FAX: (202) 226 4623
>
> Mike Simpson (ID)---Phone: (202) 225-5531---FAX: (202) 225 8216
> C.L. "Butch" Otter (ID)---Phone: (202) 225-6611---FAX: (202) 225 3029
>
> Mark Souder (IN)---Phone: (202) 225-4436---FAX: (202) 225 3479
>
> Dennis Rehberg (MT)---Phone: (202) 225-3211---FAX: (202) 225 5687
>
> Walter Jones JR (NC)---Phone: (202) 225-3415---FAX: (202) 225-3286
>
> Thomas Osborne (NE)---Phone: (202) 225-6435---FAX: (202) 226 1385
>
> James Gibbons (NV)---Phone: (202) 225-6155---FAX: (202) 225 5679
>
> Brad Carson (OK)---Phone: (202) 225-2701---FAX: (202) 225 3038
>
> Greg Walden (OR)---Phone: (202) 225-6730---FAX: (202) 225 5774
>
> John Peterson (PA)---Phone: (202) 225-5121---FAX: (202) 225 5796
>
> John Duncan (TN)---Phone: (202) 225-5435---FAX: (202) 225-6440
>
> William Thornberry (TX)---Phone: (202) 225-3706---FAX: (202) 225 3486
> Solomon Ortiz (TX)---Phone: (202) 225-7742---FAX: (202) 226 1134
>
> James Hansen (UT) Chairman-Phone: (202) 225-0453---FAX: (202) 225-5857
> Chris Cannon (UT)---Phone: (202) 225-7751---FAX: (202) 225 5629
>
> Ron Kind (WI)---Phone: (202) 225-5506---FAX: (202) 225 5739
>
> Barbara Cubin (WY)---Phone: (202) 225-2311---FAX: (202) 225-3057
>
>
> Please forward to your entire list. Thank you for the help.
 
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