The EPA is totally out of control and must be stopped.
Remember when the commie libs kept whining about President Bush trying to take away their rights, liberty and freedom? Where the hell are the lowlifes from the aCLU?
Everyone wants big government, and big government all they are going to have before long.
I think on most farms & ranches, if some bureacrat EPA thug moron shows up to monitor culverts & ditches with rain water or snow melt, they might just end up picking themselves out of the manure pile. Most farmers will tell these bastards to take a hike and get off their land before the dogs are loosed on them.
When I first saw this I thought — what about clouds? That’s where the water comes from!
CCR was ahead of their time:
Long as I remember the rain been comin’ down
Clouds of mystery pourin’ confusion on the ground.
...Who’ll Stop The Rain? (The EPA will)
those sons of a ditches.
One of the first things a GOP presidency should do is dismantle to EPA and the Energy Dept. These hacks are out of control.
In the very first clause of the first section of the first Article of our Constitution, we the people granted limited legislative powers to our representatives.
Said representatives now petition, request, implore the commissars of their own making to stop issuing certain diktats. The unconstitutional and tyrannical administrative state is killing us.
There is no moral nor legal imperative to obey any law or reg from our government that has not been passed by Congress and signed by the Prez.
Just wait until the UN p0wnz your gutters and downspouts (and personal pee output).
We do not live in what would be considered an overly environmentally conscious state and I guarantee you if the Indiana Department of Environmental Management sees water somewhere it is water of the state in their eyes. Been that way for some time.
Ah yes, the four branches of gov’t; Executive, Legislative, Judicial and Regulatory.
Liberal politicians should be clubbed over the head like a baby seal with these types of issues.
ALL YOUR PROPERTY ARE BELONG TO GOVERNMENT
As so many have remarked here, this is government over-reach, YET IT KEEPS HAPPENING! When asked why I am in favor of smaller government, this is my answer, the fewer government employees, the fewer there are to create new regulations and intepretations of laws.
When the Social Security Act was passed by FDR, no one envisioned ‘Supplemental SSI’ or any of its variations. When the ‘Endangered Species Act’ was passed, all people thought about were Bald Eagles and the such. Now there are fungi that meet this protection. These same expansions apply to most government acts and do not come from anything but logical progression of an apparent need.
Having said this about past laws and how they have expanded, NOW think about what it will look like in 20 years of full implementation of Health Care and ‘Dodd-Frank’. The trend is not our friend! See my tag-line!
Unelected fascists are taking more power illegally, and under the guise of
some idiotic law that allows this BS if they deem it necessary for children
or whatever necessity they can spin up.
The idea here is for the EPA to make as many regulations (LAWS) possible to
make it impossible to piecemeal them to the supreme court. They believe that
it would take decades to stop just a few laws while they are enacting hundreds per month.
Congress not having the fortitude to do anything is the only way to stop
them, and the question is when or ever.
Nothing new really. When I worked for a retirement housing development company in the early 1990s the company was developing a project in Massachusetts near what had been a horse farm. A ground along a long used bridle path bordering the road to our site was depressed from decades of horse traffic. Because water collected there after heavy rains, state EPA officials ruled it to be a waterway. We were thus forced to purchase easements to build an alternative entrance to our site least we impeded this waterway.
OK, here’s the rule: if they want to designate it a navigable waterway, the official in question is required to navigate it in a vessel of sufficient size to be used in commerce. No portage allowed.
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