RE: NANFA-- Bush and the ESA

Jay DeLong (
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 14:10:48 -0700

At 11:22 AM 4/16/01 -0600, you wrote:
>What do you all think about the possibility of allowing citizens to sue the
>federal government for a lack of military involvement in third-world crisis
>situations. (ie, not protecting people, instead of fish.) How about the
>possibility of suing the federal government for taking too much of my income
>in the form of taxes? (ie, taking from me and giving it to a fish I don't
>necessarily care for.)
>In short, if we can sue the federal government there are a few suites I'd
>like to see on the docket in addition to some EPA ones. If we can't sue the
>federal government, let's make the playing field level and have it be that
>way in all cases. If we can only sue parts of the federal
>government.......who's to say what those parts are and what those parts are

That's not difficult. The government is being sued by its citizens for
sidestepping its legal responsibilities and breaking the law. That's
different from the examples you gave.

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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