hmm… let’s see… they want to control the food. They want to control the water. They want to control development. They want to control what people make. They want to control health care. They want to control our automakers. They want to control our money supply and our banks.
Their new carbon taxes and cap and trade will devastate America.
They have destroyed our manufacturing and small farms with imports, regulations and ID programs.
They have taxed everything under the sun and still don’t have enough money.
I want my old American back. God, guts, guns, mom and apple pie.
I need to find a John Wayne re-run to make me feel better….
Anybody else about had enough of this???
The bad thing about socialism is pretty soon they run out of other people’s money… then they want your land, your rights, and your Freedom…
– Bob Parker
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Water is necessary for sustaining life as well as growing food, and should not be something that we are forced to pay for or go without. S 787, introduced by Senator Russ Feingold, attempts to make all waters that fall from the sky onto our land property of the Federal Government. This is unnacceptable.
Let me put it another, more direct way. If water falls out of the sky and into a pool of water on my property, I’ll be damned if I am going to pay the Feds, Corp USA, one red cent to drink it. Do you hear that Senator Feingold? You can take your S 787 and shove it!
(read the rest of her article here: http://farmwars.info/?p=764)
– Barbara H. Peterson
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With the Democrats having nationalized the financial, banking and automobile industries — bringing a strong layer of socialism to the key portions of the US economy, they are now moving to nationalize the American land and water.
Under the Clean Water Act the Federal government only had the authority to regulate “navigable waters” and control the discharge of pollutants and dredge and fill activities within those navigable waters.
The so-called Clean Water RESTORATION Act restores nothing. That is a hoax. Instead it removes the restrictive and limiting terms “navigable” waters and unconstitutionally extends the Federal regulatory authority over ALL waters of the United States. This includes the driest desert areas that may only hold water for a few weeks a year during summer monsoon rains. And it includes completely isolated prairie potholes (small ponds and marshes) with no connection whatsoever to any other waters.
Furthermore, the bill will now prohibit ALL activities affecting all waters of the United States. This means that anything a landowner, a business, a county roads department, a waterfowl conservation program undertakes that could conceivably affect anything that is wet — will be subject to the discretionary jurisdiction of Army Corps or EPA bureaucrats. They will then be able to make the lives of family farmers, ranchers, tree farmers, home builders — almost anyone and everyone — literally impossible. They will have the total power to force every farmer or rancher or ordinary business owner to run a gauntlet of permits, red tape, delays — that will delay projects long enough and cost so much as to essentially shut down or bankrupt even the most necessary and innocuous projects.
There are copious examples of wetlands horror stories over the last 20 years where people have been imprisoned and fined staggering amounts for simply building their own home, cleaning up dumps, or creating habitat for waterfowl. And that occurred under the CWA restrictions of “navigable waters” and prohibitions only on discharging pollutants and dredge and fill activities.
Once those constraints are removed by the CWRA, life will quickly become a bureaucratic nightmare with no exit — particularly so throughout all of rural America. This bill would be much more honestly named The Rural Cleansing Act of 2009.
This will be a tough battle given that the E&PW Committee make up is 12 Ds and 7 Rs (which includes Senators George Voinovich and Lamar Alexander.)
It is especially important to enlist the help of the agricultural community, especially county and state farm bureaus. Request that they notify not only the members of the Senate E&PW but also the Senate Agriculture Committee.
It is also vital to contact Rep. Collin Peterson Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and request that he ask for oversight hearings on the impact of the CWRA on America’s farmers and the nation’s food production.
You should also request that the farmers and ranchers you know and your county and state farm bureaus and cattlemen’s associations contact the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association asking them to strongly oppose the CWRA.
by R.J. Smith
Track the Progress of S.787 Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA)