By: Tisha Casida, originally posted at imagine THAT!
Property rights, the ability to own “things”, and the protection against having groups of people – whether in government or in business – be able to “take your stuff”, is a unique and coveted component of our country.
Americans are feeling the heat – farmers, small-business-owners, and most everyone who lives paycheck-to-paycheck – can feel that something is trying to stop them from being able to work, to make money, to protect their property, and to be able to accomplish “the American Dream”.
There are thousands of laws on the books that are not equally enforceable, and so oftentimes, those trying hardest to “follow the law” are the ones that get punished. Where is the justice in that?
Another law coming down the pipe that supports and promotes the non-environmentally-protecting EPA yet again threatens farmers and property owners with the un-just and un-constitutional actions of the federal government. The EPA proposal will “regulate” (AKA: spy on, fine, and take away) property with isolated water accumulations (e.g. ponds and marshes) with no direct flow or connection to navigable waterways (e.g. streams and rivers).
Basically, every property in America would have some accumulation of water, at some point. And so this piece of legislation, the Clean Water Act, with this proposed rule – could be damaging to not only farmers and ranchers – but even home-owners.
In our elections, in our consumption, and in our voice – it is up to us to step up and protect each other. We are the servers of justice, and you and I must protect each other’s property – whether it is our homes, our land, our bank-accounts, or our family. It’s up to us, and we must oppose laws that can take away our property – it is the antithesis of the American Dream.