There are laws we do not agree with, even those we don’t understand. I am bringing this to all of you.
Basin, MT — When the Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1948, it was an attempt by the legislature to control the pollution of which so many Americans were being made aware. But little did Congress know, at the time the bill became law, that it would create a dragnet which would net a catch of seemingly law abiding citizens.
There’s no question Joe Robertson liked to thumb his nose to federal authorities over what he believed belonged to him, and what he thought was property of the federal government. At one time, Robertson, a disabled vet who suffers from PTSD, owned a gold mine called the Manhattan Lode. The Robertsons even moved up to their claim, in an effort to apparently carve out a homestead in the hills above Basin, Montana.
There were several run-ins with authorities. Robertson had built several structures on federal land (fence, barn, etc.), but when he decided to build 9 watering ponds on his property, that’s when it all went South for the 77-year-old veteran. Agents from the EPA, the Forest Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Jefferson County undersheriff, and the chief deputy attorney, all descended on Robertson’s property to inspect what they considered to be a violation of the Clean Water Act.EXCLUSIVE: Elderly Disabled Veteran Rotting in Solitary for Digging Ponds on His Own Property??????
You purchase land and pay good money for it, then you the following.‘The Justice Department’ explained their case against Robertson, “***“The United States**** introduced evidence and expert testimony from the Army Corps of Engineers and the EPA that the stream and wetlands had a significant nexus to traditional navigable waters, and therefore were “waters of the United States.” The keywords in the statement “wetlands” and “waters of the United States” are the ones federal prosecutors used to put Robertson away.**** ((((Read between Stars))))
And it’s those same words with which Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) takes umbrage.
In closing Hypocrisy runs wild in our Government. EPA Lied to throw an innocent man in jail, 16 months for pollution.
Yet on the other side Robertson caused pollution. Rediculous.
Let’s, add one more verse: The unelected bureaucracy (EPA) simply created the concept and defines it in distinct terminology dependent upon whatever scenario they are currently considering. ‘Wetlands’ quite literally can mean whatever the EPA wants it to mean. The definition of wetlands has become so absurd and transparent that the Army Corps of Engineers developed the ‘migratory bird theory.’ This theory states that if your land is a stopping point for any migratory bird that has traveled between real navigable waters, then your land is now de facto connected to the interstate navigable streams. I’m not kidding. This theory is irrational & completely illogical. How did it ever become enforceable law? It happened because Congress has abdicated its duty in this area. Citizens often run afoul of these rules inadvertently due to the constant evolution of complex and unexplained regulations.”
Turns out, In an attempt to remain neutral in Robertson’s case, but also to draw a comparison, when the BP oil spill took place in the Gulf of Mexico, on ****April 20th, 2010, a massive explosion on the off-shore oil rig took the lives of 11 oil rig workers,**** and resulted in history’s largest discharge of crude oil into the surrounding waters. The ruptured well resulted in the release of an estimated 4.9 billion barrels of crude oil into the Gulf, making it the largest marine oil spill in history.
- Sources, The free thought Project.
Family of Mr.Robertsons Family who is willing to show This Journalist Matt to view them.
- Respect our Vets
- I wonder how Mr.Roberson, a veteran who gave us his best ! Feels sitting in Jail for diggingholess.
Government of the United States of America. You all Concur this has Rationality. You know very well what the Clean Water Act is, and you have discernment. Here this Citizens finds nothing but a bully muscle Flex.
And yet no one went to Jail that day or any. I believe a balance is owed. I say what I always say lately.
- ~The Friend of My Enemy is My Enemy.~
- RedState › diary › Thomas › 2015/01/22