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He plowed his field; now he faces a $2.8M fine
USA Today ^ | 3/24/2017 | Damon Arthur

Posted on 05/24/2017 8:21:57 AM PDT by sodpoodle

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“The case is the first time that we’re aware of that says you need to get a (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) permit to plow to grow crops,” said Anthony Francois, a lawyer for the Pacific Legal Foundation. The libertarian-leaning nonprofit fights for private property rights and limited government.

OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!

1 posted on 05/24/2017 8:21:58 AM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: sodpoodle

Property ownership and rights are a myth


2 posted on 05/24/2017 8:23:17 AM PDT by z3n
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To: sodpoodle
What part of the 8th amendment that these liberal fascists wave around concerning excessive fining do they not understand?!
3 posted on 05/24/2017 8:24:15 AM PDT by mainestategop (Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away! After America , There is No Place to Go)
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To: sodpoodle

Go check the production history on the property.

The property has been tilled in the past. It’s in the USDA records at the county and state level.


4 posted on 05/24/2017 8:24:38 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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To: z3n

It is the object of the UN and the est of thee Globalists that private property tights are obliterated. If we do not fight for them we will lose them. Unfortunately, there are far too many people who don’t give a damn until it happens to them. Pacific Legal is doing an outstanding job. Support them instead of throwing up your hands in defeat.


5 posted on 05/24/2017 8:26:52 AM PDT by Mollypitcher1 (I have not yet begun to fight....John Paul Jones)
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To: sodpoodle

Nice California. Tax the hell out of someone who works hard for a living and actually contributes to society.

Idiots.


6 posted on 05/24/2017 8:27:37 AM PDT by BBQToadRibs
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He plowed his field; now he faces a $2.8M fine

"Wickard."

7 posted on 05/24/2017 8:30:09 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: sodpoodle

Just when you think things have gotten absolutely ridiculous and insane, sh*t like this happens to prove things are beyond ridiculous and insane!!!


8 posted on 05/24/2017 8:30:27 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: sodpoodle

Communist California, so what do you expect? Let them starve themselves while the good people get out.


9 posted on 05/24/2017 8:30:55 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and thse religion of thieves. Socialism is governmental theft!)
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To: ptsal

Thanks for the research. It seems that he may have tilled the soil a few inches deeper than allowed. God help us with future food production.

From a farming family originally, and I still have nostalgia for the soil and animals. It’s in the blood;)


10 posted on 05/24/2017 8:31:47 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers)
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To: Mollypitcher1

Perhaps the levels and ways that a “property owner” can be oppressed vary and can be fought or disputed, but until the day that property taxes and estate taxes are abolished, deeds are just rental contracts and nothing more.


11 posted on 05/24/2017 8:32:46 AM PDT by z3n
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tights are obliterated.

one can only hope that’s what happens to Mrs. Clinton’s pantsuits...


12 posted on 05/24/2017 8:35:58 AM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: sodpoodle

If you ever think you really own your home or property stop paying your taxes for a few years.


13 posted on 05/24/2017 8:42:27 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: TEXOKIE; Whenifhow; Mr. Silverback; Alamo-Girl; cripplecreek; NoLibZone; Lucky9teen; Pete; ...

UN Agenda 21 ( Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)


14 posted on 05/24/2017 8:48:03 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: sodpoodle

Your family’s love for the soil and animals shows in the name they gave you. :)


15 posted on 05/24/2017 8:50:02 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Lung cancer free since 11/9/07. Colon cancer free since 7/7/15. Obama free since 1/20/17. PTL ~ Þ)
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To: sodpoodle

The property is an old wheat field that had been allowed to go fallow, during the years when commodity prices were in the tank.

No point is growing grain when the market conditions preclude making a profit.

There are aerial photos and crop records indicating the property has been farmed. Mr. Duarte is being railroaded.


16 posted on 05/24/2017 8:50:42 AM PDT by ptsal ( Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please. - M. Twain)
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“Nice California. Tax the hell out of someone who works hard for a living and actually contributes to society.

Idiots.”

Speaking of idiots, you need to look in the mirror. The Army Corps of Engineers is not a State of California Agency, but rather part of the US Army. I love watching those of you who have “California Derangement Syndrome” expose yourselves for the low-IQ trolls you are!


17 posted on 05/24/2017 8:53:05 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: sodpoodle
The term "waters of the United States" should be limited to navigable waters that can actually be used in interstate or foreign commerce. Trump should redefine them as such while awaiting passage of a bill by Congress cements this into law. The idea that anything that affects interstate commerce is a power grab by the Fed's.
18 posted on 05/24/2017 8:54:58 AM PDT by Petrosius
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To: sodpoodle

Agricultural ripping or plowing is all part of the same process—preparing ground for planting.


19 posted on 05/24/2017 8:57:50 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Deportation mayhem is just birthing pains for a new America.)
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To: TexasRepublic

He is being prosecuted by the US Attorney, by Jeff Sessions or Jeff’s assistant... Assistant US Attorney for that part of Californika. He is not being persecuted by California in this Federal Court.


20 posted on 05/24/2017 8:58:32 AM PDT by spintreebob
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