When Hiram Walker Royall, Dallas oil and liquor heir, fought with Freeport Texas' Wright Gore Sr., Wright Gore Jr. and Wright Gore, III over this water front property no one in the media made the connections. Were the Gore's part of the famous Gore family from Tennessee with many of the adventurous Tennesseans volunteering to help Texas win its independence from Mexico? Just like Walker is a descendant of famous Texas Ranger, Samuel Hamilton Walker,for whom the Walker Colt pistol is named? Is the leading attorney for Walker Royall group, John P. Hightower, related to famous Texas populace leader Jim Hightower and if he is what does that say about Jim's ability to influence the political persuasions of his kith and kin? Who were the attorneys representing the Gores in Royall's land swindle case and what is their interest in what appears to be the big boys against the little boys and why aren't the little boys making bigger waves? Nothing seems at stake in this classic case of the abuse of America's emminent domain doctrine, but the whole history of Western Civilization since English common law claimed that even kings had to respect private property claims.
As a CNN analyst, Richard McGill Murphy wrote on eminent domain including the Wright Gore and Hiram Walker Royall battle over the "beachhead" at Freeport, TX. in a CNN article titled "When One Little Guy Rolls Another", but which could have more rightly been titled "Battle of The Texas Octopus and Shrimp Giant". And for a view of Bryan Pickens, George P. Bush and H. Walker Royall at the Maverick PAC meeting. Richard McGill Murphy is also a well traveled expert on Afghanistan's opium trafficing.