Collecting rainwater made illegal in states as Big Government claims ownership
made illegal in states
as Big Government
(Healingtalks) The freedoms we take for granted have recently been eroding at a pace that is increasingly stunning and alarming. The recently passed laws that try to shred the Bill of Right is something Americans will have to wake up to sooner or later, and here is another such such assault.
Several western states set a precedent
Utah, Washington and Colorado have now outlawed individuals from collecting rainwater on their personally owned properties. According to government officials, this is because the rainfall supposedly doesn’t belong to them. Such laws have actually been on the books for sometime but only recently have come into the public limelight.
Finding out the hard way
Mark Miller of Mark Miller Toyota of Salt Lake City, Utah “had the nerve” to construct a rainwater collection unit for washing his cars only to be told that this project was an “unlawful diversion of rainwater.” The rights to that water was instead being claimed instead by agencies of the State of Utah!
Salt Lake City officials finally arrived at an arrangement where Miller was allowed to still use “their” rainwater. Thus access to rainwater has become another freedom that is in the process of receding in America.
Other states follow suit
Colorado and Washington have laws as well on the books to claim ownership rights for rainwater.
In Colorado, two recent laws did exempt the kind of smaller collection system that a homeowner might built, but still the government’s arrogance is offensive.
A study conducted in Colorado on how rainwater collection affects public supplies essentially found out that it doesn’t. Letting people collect rainwater actually will reduce demand on public water facilities. The vast majority of the rainfall ended up evaporating or being used by plants. Thus rainfall collected hardly impacted public reservoirs. Why then are government officials after rainwater rights?
Taking away our freedoms
It is a matter of control. And people have to be compliant and unaware to allow this to happen. Restrictions have been on the books for more than a century, and have recently eased because of greater public awareness. The key issue is if we can’t free collect water, what’s next. See the video below on trying to take over the right to grow, collect and share food as well! This is no joke. Can we not freely drink water and share a cup with a friend or loved one?
Will the government prevent rain collection and then ration water at its sole whim and behest? This highlights the overall problem of vastly increased government control.
We have posted also several articles on how America is moving inch by inch, and increasingly, to take away our liberties and to institute control. Our country was guided by our forefathers to be a shining beacon on light, a refuge for those seeking liberties – and lately it does not look that way at all. The Patriot Act and more recently the laws declaring America a battleground of terrorism where Americans can be just charged with being a terrorist, and without a trial, put away for indefinite confinement and even torture. This is frightening, and again our country was not designed to function that way. A few loin skinned bandits in the hills of Afghanistan don’t poise any real threat to America’s trillion dollar security forces. Anyone really paying attention, and not in denial, knows that we have a controlled media whose Orwellian message of fear (when there is no reason to fear) was designed to systematically take away our liberties at the behest of an elite.
At the same time people of waking up. They know they have a right to clean unadulterated and non-toxic food, thus the citizen’s initiative in California to have genetically modified foods labelled. But to accomplish this has meant circumventing the two sources of power to control of the elite – a) consolidated and corrupt mainstream media (instead getting the message across on the decentralized Internet) and b) likewise our corrupt Congress (getting the initiatives passed more locally).
We also have a right to clean water, without fluoride added that actually makes teeth rot, among other poisonous effects – and the right to water as such. If we want to avoid our children being forced to take dangerous vaccines, we should have a right to say no. If we don’t want our milk pasteurized because it makes the milk denatures and relatively unhealthy (and only is in the market place to add profits to large dairy corporations) we should have the right say no more of that and to buy raw milk. Instead raw milk is being outlawed and those who sell it have even been charged with felonies. Something is deeply wrong when this happens in the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Rights to liberty and the pursuit of health and happiness
When government restricts our freedoms rather than the other way around, we restrict the control of government, we become essentially slaves. If we allow this to happen progressively, what freedoms our forefathers let us to enjoy will no longer be.
We have a right to land, water and air that is not polluted by industrial chemicals, and yet our government enacts bills like the Clean Air Act designed to give the “green” light to corporation to pollute the air. With that we find a resulting epidemic of asthma in the US. And no doubt after polluting our air, they may next want to pass an air tax, demanding we pay for the right to breathe and be alive – for a short time that government allows us to be, if we avoid lung cancer and asthma as a result.
Government owning our air, home, and bodies
As Mike Adams, the Health Ranger writes about an air tax:
“Think it couldn’t happen? Just give it time. The government already claims it owns your land and house, effectively. If you really think you own your home, just stop paying property taxes and see how long you still “own” it. Your county or city will seize it and then sell it to pay off your “tax debt.” That proves who really owns it in the first place… and it’s not you! How about the question of who owns your body? According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark office, U.S. corporations and universities already own 20% of your genetic code. Your own body, they claim, is partially the property of someone else.”
The only thing left is to try to control your mind and soul. When 5 major corporations own more than 90% of the mass media in the US, what do you think they are up to behind closed doors or under political and monetary pressure from their controlling advertisers and regulators? Something as insanely impossible and unbelievable, defying all laws of physics as 9-11 was, this could not have be sold to the American and world public without vast means of mind control.
Make no doubt about it, (most are in denial that our government could become so evil) but 9-11 was staged to set the stage for the Patriot Act, the unleash Homeland Security forces and thereby to serve the plans of a controlling elite seeking more control
Standing up for our freedoms
Unless we stand up against tyranny and control, it will creep upon us until we wake up one day with no essential liberties left at all in our lives. After the ownership of everything of value has been stripped away from us, without a standing up for our freedoms, others can enforce their will upon us at gunpoint and using local police or the military.
It is up to all of us to become keenly aware of issues of liberty, wherever they pose themselves, and to take a stand before there are no liberties left. If you vote for a political candidate, remember that the old divisions of democrats, republicans or independents becomes meaningless if none of them stand up for the defense of liberty and freedom. And if they don’t, and are too corrupted, then is is awoken citizens and their initiatives that will rescue us from these straits.
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