Sunday, October 14, 2012
Corporate Thuggery In Texas
They are not the only one who have been arrested trying to stop the pipeline. Several other protesters have also been arrested, and even some reporters (who were just trying to cover the event) have been arrested. The corporation does not want anyone to see or report on their high-handed and thuggish actions.
Personally, I don't think this corporation (which is not even a U.S. corporation) should have the right to steal a citizens land. Eminent domain is supposed to be used for the public good -- to build something like a highway, that is for the good of and will be used by everyone. That is not the case here. The only real beneficiaries of the pipeline are the giant oil companies (and the politicians they are paying off).
I know they are claiming this is for the public good (because the public will benefit from the oil flowing through the pipeline), but that's ridiculous. If that was true, then any corporation should have the right of eminent domain because the product they want to build or sell will be bought by the public (and therefore is for the public good). If TransCanada is allowed to do this, then Texas obviously needs some new and stricter guidelines for the use of eminent domain. It is just wrong to use eminent domain to fill the bank accounts of giant corporations.
If you'd like to read more about this grievous miscarriage of justice (and I hope you do), then you can go to the website called Planetsave.