BIG Property Rights Vote in the Senate! National Heritage Areas MUST BE STOPPED!

July 7, 2004

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This is it — We must act NOW!

As early as July 13 of NEXT WEEK the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will vote on bill that SPELLS DOOM FOR PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS, LANDOWNERS, AND LOCAL ZONING.

Sen. Craig Thomas’ “National Heritage Partnership Act” (S. 2543) would create a federal National Heritage Areas program that threatens to swallow every community in the United States.

The National Heritage Partnership Act is a FEDERAL ZONING scheme perpetrated under the guise of preservation.

It will spur a FLOOD of National Heritage Areas, each of which will DEVOUR private property rights and local land use control.

Funding for National Heritage Areas is administered through the National Park Service to Green special interest groups. The Park Service and the Greens then team-up to preserve EVERYTHING within the Heritage Area that they deem fit! It says so right in the text of Thomas’ bill!

S. 2543 calls for the creation of “an inventory of the natural, historical, cultural, educational, scenic, and recreational resources of the National Heritage Area related to the national significance and themes of the National Heritage Area that should be PROTECTED.”

GOT THAT? That means EVERY SQUARE INCH of a National Heritage Area can be subject to the preservation whims of the federal government and their Green allies.

Private property rights are LOST.

Local control over zoning and land use is LOST.

The National Heritage Areas Policy Act is the latest attempt by the federal government to snuff-out property rights and purchase influence over local communities and their zoning practices. To read more about the dangers of National Heritage Areas go to: http://www.americanpolicy.org/prop/natl-landgrab.htm

S. 2543 MUST BE STOPPED! WE MUST ACT NOW!

PUT THE PRESSURE ON THE FOLLOWING LIST OF SENATORS TODAY, TOMORROW, FRIDAY, AND NEXT WEEK!

** Action to Take **

Contact the following members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and tell them to vote NO on the National Heritage Partnership Act. NOTE: This is not a partisan issue! Republicans AND Democrats need to hear from you! Tell them the National Heritage Partnership Act is simply a federal zoning and land use POWER GRAB that will destroy property rights and the ability of local communities to make their own land use decisions.

CONTACT THE FOLLOWING SENATORS TODAY, AND EVERYDAY THROUGH NEXT WEEK!

Chairman Pete Domenici (R-NM): phone (202) 224-6621; fax (202) 228-3261; to e-mail go to: http://domenici.senate.gov/resources/contactform.cfm

Don Nickles (R-OK): phone (202) 224-5754; fax (202) 224-6008; to e-mail go to: http://nickles.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.Email

Larry Craig (R-ID): phone (202) 224-2752; fax (202) 228-1067; to e-mail go to: http://craig.senate.gov/contact_email.htm#compose

Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO): phone (202)224-5852; fax (202)228-4609; to e-mail go to: http://campbell.senate.gov/email.htm

Craig Thomas (R-WY): phone (202) 224-6441; fax (202) 224-1724; to e-mail go to: http://thomas.senate.gov/html/body_email.html

Lamar Alexander (R-TN): phone (202) 224-4944; fax (202) 228-3398; to e-mail go to: http://alexander.senate.gov/contact/

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): phone (202) 224-6665; fax (202) 224-5301; to e-mail go to: http://murkowski.senate.gov/contact.html

Jim Talent (R-MO): phone (202) 224-6154; fax (202) 228-1518; to e-mail go to: http://talent.senate.gov/Contact/default.cfm

Conrad Burns (R-MT): phone (202) 224-2644; fax (202) 224-8594; to e-mail go to: http://burns.senate.gov/index.cfm?FuseAction=
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Gordon Smith (R-OR): phone (202)224-3753; fax (202)228-3997; to e-mail go to: http://gsmith.senate.gov/webform.htm

Jim Bunning (R-KY): phone (202) 224-4343; fax (202) 228-1373; to e-mail go to: http://bunning.senate.gov/index.cfm?
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Jon Kyl (R-AZ): phone (202) 224-4521; fax (202) 224-2207; to e-mail go to: http://kyl.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Jeff Bingaman (D-NM): phone (202) 224-5521; fax (202) 224-2852; to e-mail go to: http://bingaman.senate.gov/Contact_Me/
e-mail_form.htm

Daniel Akaka (D-HI): phone (202) 224-6361; fax (202) 224-2126; e-mail [email protected]

Byron Dorgan (D-ND): phone (202) 224-2551; fax 202-224-1193; e-mail [email protected]

Bob Graham (D-FL): phone (202) 224-3041; fax (202) 224-2237; to e-mail go to: http://graham.senate.gov/email.html

Ron Wyden (D-OR): phone (202) 224-5244; fax (202) 228-2717; to e-mail go to: http://wyden.senate.gov/contact/

Tim Johnson (D-SD): phone (202) 224-5842; fax (202) 228-5765; to e-mail go to: http://johnson.senate.gov/ContactPage/emailform.htm

Mary Landrieu (D-LA): phone (202) 224-5824; fax (202) 224-9735; to e-mail go to: http://landrieu.senate.gov/newsite/webform.html

Evan Bayh (D-IN): phone (202) 224-5623; fax (202) 228-1377; to e-mail go to: http://bayh.senate.gov/LegForm.htm

Dianne Feinstein (D-CA): phone (202) 224-3841; fax (202) 228-3954; to e-mail go to: http://feinstein.senate.gov/email.html

Charles Schumer (D-NY): phone (202) 224-6542; fax (202) 228-3027; to e-mail go to: http://schumer.senate.gov/webform.html

Maria Cantwell (D-WA): phone (202) 224-3441; fax (202) 228-0514; to e-mail go to: http://cantwell.senate.gov/contact/index.html

SPREAD THE WORD ON THIS UPCOMING THREAT TO PROPERTY RIGHTS!

REMEMBER: Proponents of National Heritage Areas are already applying MASSIVE pressure on these Senators, therefore, THEY MUST HEAR FROM YOU!

Tell everyone you know and storm Capitol Hill for your property rights!

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Tom DeWeese
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Tom DeWeese is one of the nation’s leading advocates of individual liberty, free enterprise, private property rights, personal privacy, back-to-basics education and American sovereignty and independence.