What’s an Office of Environmental Justice without a few battalions of gun-toting Environmental Police to force you to do their bidding? From their website (emphases mine):
Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. EPA has this goal for all communities and persons across this Nation.)
It’s grim out there and getting grimmer. These days, not a one of us is safe from the patrolling “Watermelons” (green on the outside, Red on the inside), not even formerly innocuous popsicle peddlers:
[…] Citizens across the country have sounded the alarm about the growing incursion of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state entities into local farming issues and the freedom of Americans to grow and sell their own food.
A website, EPAAbuse.com, delineates the numerous ways that the EPA not only threatens the food supply with regulations but encroaches on the constitutional rights of citizens.
In many areas of the country, state and local governments have clamped down on the rights of citizens to grow and sell their own food. In Massachusetts, for example, local bake sales in which residents make their own cakes, pies, and breads were banned in public schools.
The state later repealed the new rule under heavy pressure from citizens.
Further, in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg banned home cooked meals for the homeless. In North Carolina the food police in some public schools are clamping down on homemade lunches that students bring to school. The reason? All lunches at schools must meet USDA guidelines even if they are brought from home. And some Chicago public schools went as far as to outright forbid students from bringing lunches to school from home.
While our American couch spuds wonder who’s dancing with the stars tonight, so-called “progressives” are turning the former Land of the Free into a full-blown police state.
Nearly a year ago, Tombstone’s water supply lines were heavily damaged in a flood after a heavy rain due to a massive wildfire leaving loose soil in the area. (Read this article to find out why we can thank the Forest Service for catastrophic wildfires)
Since the damage, Tombstone residents have been fighting to repair the water lines, but because they run through a wilderness area, the feds are saying the only option they have is to literally dig up miles and miles of water lines by hand. Why? Machine use in wilderness areas is prohibited by federal law.
As Wyatt Earp wondered in the film Tombstone:
“How the hell did we get ourselves into this?”