Repeal the Endangered Species Act
By David Holcberg (Denver Post, April 21, 2007; Los Angeles Daily News, May 25, 2007; San Jose Mercury News, June 8, 2007; Canada's Globe and Mail, August 25, 2007; Washington Times, February 7, 2008; Las Vegas Review Journal, April 5 and August 18, 2008)
For decades the Endangered Species Act has been used to victimize property owners, to take away their land, their assets, and their livelihoods. In the name of preserving every variant of animal life, the Endangered Species Act has enabled the violation of individual rights in every corner of the country, rights that our government was instituted to protect, not trample upon.
At the expense of human life and human progress, the Endangered Species Act has been used to prevent the construction of dams, irrigation projects, power plants, housing complexes, highways, and many other essential forms of human development.
No law that places the well-being of animals above the well-being of humans should stand.