Liberals will go to absurd lengths to conserve water, apparently believing that every drop that goes down the drain drips out an Antarctic drainpipe into outer space, never to return. This is why Tinseltown’s Jennifer Aniston brushes her teeth in the shower, and why some moonbats even oppose flush toilets. Collecting rainwater is one way to conserve this supposedly depleted resource. Yet collecting rainwater is not yet mandatory; therefore, under liberal rule, it must be forbidden:
A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.
Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Oregon had bureaucratic approval to collect rainwater that fell on his property, but…
Though the state Water Resources Department initially approved his permits in 2003, the state — and a state court — ultimately reversed the decision.
Here’s how Harrington characterizes his paper-pushing persecutors:
“They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies. So, we as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail.”
If enough of us adopt Harrington’s chin-up attitude, we just might, despite the Hope & Change.
“When something is wrong, you just, as an American citizen, you have to put your foot down and say, ‘This is wrong; you just can’t take away anymore of my rights and from here on in, I’m going to fight it.’”
On tips from Mickey Shea, Stormfax, Incitatus, and Artfldgr.