SEARCH BLOG: OBAMA and ENVIRONMENT
At Human Events, this story unfolded:
The massive undertaking also includes control over key inland waterways and rivers that reach hundreds of miles upstream, and began with little fanfare when Obama signed an executive order in 2010 to protect the aquatic environment. [read more] h/t Gateway PunditNo laws have been enacted by Congress. No reviews have been made by the courts regarding constitutionality. President Obama has declared that all water related to the oceans within the territorial control of the U.S. ... including water sources such as rivers, streams, snow, rain, and human perspiration ... now fall under his "zoning control." He won the election; he can do what he wants.
Want to go fishing? Maybe not. Want to have a boat race? Maybe not. Want to develop some property along the ocean? Maybe not. Want to drill for oil and natural gas. Definitely not. The President is "protecting" our water from us. The Great Lakes? He owns that now because they flow out to the Atlantic. The Sierra Nevadas? Snow melts and flows into streams and rivers and into the ocean. He owns that now. Your small lake? Water evaporates and falls into the ocean. He owns that now.
Clean fresh water is now scarce. Clean ocean water is now scarce. It is time for the government to manage and allocate water uses so that we will survive this scarcity. The government must exercise such power to protect us.
They are much more comfortable spreading fear about scarcity. They are much more comfortable being experts about scarcity. They are much more comfortable being in charge of the scarcity they want to implement. [source]"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power." George Owell - 1984
Hope and Change....