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Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy by R.F.K. Jr. - Book Report/Review Example
Author : clarksauer
Pages 10 (2510 words)
More than any other President in modern history, George W Bush's assault on America was the most devastating blow that our 200-year-old democracy has ever had to endure. In his book Crimes Against Nature: How George W. Bush and His Corporate Pals Are Plundering the Country and Hijacking Our Democracy, Robert F Kennedy Jr…
At every step of the way, Kennedy demonstrates Bush's disregard for the government, as he appointed cronies eager to get their hand in the cookie jar of corruption and greed. Kennedy makes the case that in the end our national security is at risk, our people are less safe, and the laws that were put in place to protect Americans have been set back decades by Bush's corruption and greed.
Well before Bush took office as President, he was busy in Texas honing his skill at corruption. In exchange for campaign donations and favoritism, Bush was busy making a bad environmental situation in Texas even worse. As the home of oil refineries and petrol-chemical plants, Texas has had a long record of poor environmental controls. Still, Kennedy contends, "rather than remedy the situation, George W Bush set out to destroy virtually all attempts to clean up the state's tainted air, water, and land" (12). The end result, Kennedy would write, was that Texas created one of the worst environmental records in America, endangering the public's health, while he and his corporate cronies profited from the lax environmental law. Kennedy states that Texas was just Bush's training ground, as he would carry this attitude to the White House in 2001.
Much of what George Bush accomplished in the way of destroying the environmental ...