S-990 - The Condemnation and Relocation Act (CARA): The Immediate
Threat to Property Rights
November 16, 2002
By Alan Caruba
on Sierra Times
Americans are at risk of losing the keystone of our economy, their
property rights. The Condemnation and Relocation Act (CARA) is on
track through Congress as the Senate prepares to adjourn in a week.
S-990, is being shepherded toward a vote and, unless Americans contact
Senators now, it is likely to pass as a previously version did --
in the dead
of night on nothing more than a voice vote.
S-990 will permit the seizure of private property and provide funding
to extremist environmentalists and animal rights advocates, as well
million to foreign nations for land acquisition.
More than 40% of the landmass of the United States is already owned
the Federal and State governments. Anyone's property can now be condemned
and purchased to advance the extremist environmental plan to return
than 50% of this nation's landmass to "wilderness," prohibiting
any use of
its natural resources and all human habitation.
The history of this discredited legislation began just four days
before last Christmas when the Senate approved it at 11:45 PM with
Senators present. There was no debate, no hearings on the bill, and
It was given life by nothing more than the "unanimous consent."
languished for eleven months.
Now, the House of Representatives, on November 15, voting at 2:23
have given it new life. Again, there was no debate, no hearings, and
vote, just the "unanimous consent" of that chamber, emptied
all Representatives had gone home. The House is now out of session,
Senate will remain in session for one more week until November 2lst.
S-990 adds a new category to the Endangered Species Act. It is called
"species at risk" and proposes to provide $150 million per
"environmental organizations." There is, in addition, no
animal rights groups who would receive funding to pursue their agenda
destroy property rights through the use of the ESA.
It would provide $50 million per year to States for what it calls
"cooperative conservation" for the purpose of "property
Another $50 million is allocated to acquiring "shrub and grasslands."
one's home, ranch or farm is safe!
If the future of this nation, its Constitution protection of private
property, and its economy means anything to you, contact your Senator
There's only a week left to defeat this ultimate threat to America.
Copyright, Alan Caruba, 2002
Alan Caruba is the founder of The National Anxiety Center, a
clearinghouse for information about media-driven scare campaigns.
maintains an Internet site at www.anxietycenter.com. where he writes
column, "Warning Signs."
He is also the author of "A Pocket Guide to Militant Islam"
and "The United
Nations Vs. The United States," another pocket guide available
Internet site of The National Anxiety Center.