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  •  Huh? (4.00)
    How does pointing out that you crossed a line get you to where you think I don't care about law?

    I believe in private property - I think the desire to hold on to 'things' is too deeply rooted in the human psyche to simply banish. However, that isn't the issue here: Chavez gave the government power to redistribute land. He is doing so. There is a system in place to redress grievances.

    Was this done legitimately or not? That is open to question. Personally, I'm inclined to be more sympathetic to Chavez's point of view than an agribusiness firm's. You clearly feel that business has the legitimate claim.

    I would like to ask a question, though - was the purchase of the ranch done before or after British and German warships shelled Venezuala's coast for non-payment of their debt? This also happened in 1903.

    Was this done legitimately or not? That also appears (at first glance) to be open to question.

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    by wickerman26 on Wed Jan 19, 2005 at 05:01:07 PM PST

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