The Johnson family’s long ordeal with EPA, concerning their construction of an environmentally-friendly stock pond on their private property, is finally over. After ordering Andy Johnson to remove the pond, on pain of tens of millions of dollars in potential fines, the federal government has agreed to settle the case. Importantly, under the settlement, the Johnsons’ pond will remain, they won’t pay any fines, they don’t concede any federal jurisdiction to regulate their pond, and the government won’t pursue any further enforcement actions based on the pond’s construction.
As you may recall, Andy Johnson’s saga began in 2013, when, pursuant to a state permit, he built a stock pond on his property to provide safer, more reliable access to water for his small herd. As former federal regulator Ray Kagel has documented, the pond proved to be an absolute benefit to the environment. It created wetlands, habitat for fish and wildlife, and actually cleans the water that passes through it. Rather than showing gratitude for creating all of these environmental benefits, the federal government accused Andy of violating the Clean Water Act. EPA’s order demanded that he rip out the pond and threatened him with $37,500 per day if he did not comply.
You can imagine how terrifying it must be to receive such an order. In an instant, Andy Johnson’s future, and that of his children, was thrown into turmoil. Would he be prosecuted? Would he be assessed large fines that, being an ordinary person, would cause his family’s financial ruin? Would the government essentially take control over his property, which was also his home?
For nearly two years, Andy tried to explain that he had done nothing wrong. But that was to no avail. Ultimately, he had to sue EPA, arguing that the order it had issued was illegal because “stock ponds,” like his, are expressly exempt from the Clean Water Act. Additionally, he challenged the government’s assertion of jurisdiction. Under Supreme Court precedent, the federal government can only regulate waters with a continuous surface water connection or that have a “significant nexus” to navigable waters. Andy Johnson’s pond drains to a man-made irrigation ditch, where the water is used for agriculture.
The settlement brings an end to all of the uncertainty and fear the Johnson family faced. Under it, they will pay no fine. They will not lose their property. Nor will they have to agree to federal jurisdiction or a federal permit, which would have surely entailed onerous conditions. In effect, the government will treat the pond as an exempt stock pond, in exchange for Andy further improving on the environmental benefits he has already created.
Under the settlement, Andy will plant willows around the pond and temporarily fence off part of it from livestock. (The irony — that EPA insists this isn’t a stock pond while their chief concern appears to be how livestock reach it — isn’t lost on anyone.)
Although Andy would have liked to litigate his case to the end—to vindicate not only his rights, but also those of others who find themselves in his situation—this was a deal too good to refuse. Litigating would have certainly taken years, if not decades. All the while, he would have had to continue to live with the uncertainty that has plagued his family for the last three years. Only a foolhardy person would subject his family to that rather than accept such a favorable settlement.
PLF appreciates the assistance our hard-working local counsels in this case—Dan Frank, Karen Budd-Falen, and Maegan Woita (of Mountain States Legal Foundation)—and environmental consulting from Ray and Susan Kagel of Kagel Environmental LLC.
Ok folks. This is the last peaceful means to restore the Republic I’ll support. Please participate and get this ratified. If we dont, war is next, and there are no winners in war.
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Jim SchultzBarry Paul , Yes Dave just wasted a little energy on your “Ok with doing nothing” ass that could have been spent on someone who actually gives a shit and is willing to come out of there slavery shell. Go tuck yourself back in and nap it up. Reallity will visit you soon enough.
“In all Entish, anything worth saying, takes along time to say.” The amount of truths that have escaped the citizenry cannot possibly be explained with 100 characters in a 2 sentence paragraph. Hell look at how many characters it takes to just explain such. Do you want just one descriptive word or phrase? FUBAR, does that put the truth in perspective?
The Ugly Face of the North American Union
Inherent Autonomy Introduction
. . . . . No Despotism . . . . . Only Independence
Primacy: The Declaration of Independence
In the beginning: Let there be the Articles of Confederation
A Constitution Flawed from Inception
Articles of Confederation was Preferable
Investiture of Heretical Doctrine
The Nature of a Republic
A Culture of Death Under the Law
Two Causes, Two Results
A Senate of Subversion
The Court and your Castle
The Meaning of Independence Day
This Streetcar Lost All Desire
Why Supreme Court Selections are a False Choice
Paris is Burning
The many faces of the anti-war movement
2006 Predictions and Realities
Running Chinese Trade Deficits
Localism for a Free Republic
A Fractured Conservative Movement
Wall Street Reaps Big Bucks from the Wind
Baboon Behavior Behind Wind Projects
Party Goers – What Do You Take With Your Tea?
Assault on Liberty Originate with Secular Humanism
The TUN – a true representative council
Currency Wars among Controlled Economies
Web Attack Bodes Political Censorship
Protect Government Officials at all costs
Populism, Progressives and Public Unions
“Girlie Man” Culture of Government Schools
Midget Minds and Lost Cojones
Monetary Revolution and Alternative Money
The Federal Government Declares War on the Nation
Corporate Cronyism: Solyndra and Evergreen Solar
A True Greek Tragedy – Odyssey of the EU
A Christmas Wish List for Obama
Obama’s War on the Catholic Church
The EPA an Out of Control Monster
Homeland Security in the Land of the Free
Pride in America the Stupid
Is Going Off the Grid Practical?
Political Partisan Psychological Disorders
Popular Culture Promotes the Police State
A $14 Trillion Extortion for a Global Warming Scam
Human Liberty Is Doomed
Amnesty Capitulation Assures a Failed Society
The Actor and Clown Culture
Conservative Civil Liberties
Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court
Technology Impact on Privacy
TV Propaganda and the Mind Control Culture
Secession Movements Intensify
Hate Laws Intended to Silence Truth
The Fourth Amendment, NSA and Metadata
The Ugly Face of the North American Union
The Dragoons Sweep the Streets
Media Message Predetermined the Scottish Referendum
Court Protects IRS Tyranny
Russia’s Sergey Lavrov Clash of Civilizations
New World Order Pope – Frankie the Fake
Patriotism and Civil Disobedience
Best Government – Governs Least
The Patriot Act is now USA Freedom Act
SCOTUScare from the Same-Sex Supreme Court
Obama’s Iran Nuclear Deal
Defending National Sovereignty from the NWO
CISA Systemic Domestic Spying
Jewish Banksters Identity Politics
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“Are we on the threshold of the North American decade, question mark? I threw that away — threw away the question mark — and boldly proclaimed the coming North American decade, says the title now.”- General David Petraeus
The Ugly Face of the North American Union
For the last several years, the press on the disastrous North American Union has been off front-page news. Nonetheless, the plans to remove barriers and open up borders keeps chucking along. Those who belief this course is desirable or those who conclude that it is unpreventable because the climate of globalization is overpowering, are subversive collaborators of the NWO or gutless wimps that deserve to be run over by the hordes of barbarians that flood our country.
Jerome R. Corsi writes in the essay, Kerry signals advance of ‘North American Union’ plan, “with the expected ratification by Congress of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, the Obama administration already considers the U.S., Mexico and Canada as part of a “post-NAFTA” world.” What a horrendous admission to make. As stated in the article,
Obama Presses “North American Union” With Mexico, Canada, and this plan for hemispheric integration has a very long record of treason. Some background leading to the current crisis.
“Following the establishment of NAFTA in 1994, under the Clinton administration, President George W. Bush attempted to deepen the U.S.-Canada-Mexico tri-national region with the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP), but public opposition spearheaded by this publication, The John Birch Society, WorldNetDaily, Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, and other pro-independence, pro-Constitution groups, forced the Bush administration to shelve the plan — temporarily — and drop the tainted SPP moniker.
At the same time, the Bush administration was pushing the broadening agenda, under the banner of the Free Trade Area of the America’s (FTAA), an endeavor launched during the Clinton administration to expand NAFTA to include all the nations of North and South America. As with the SPP, an awakened electorate put sufficient heat on the U.S. Congress to torpedo the FTAA. The subversive integration/merger plans that The New American had been exposing for years were confirmed in 2011 with the release by WikiLeaks of U.S. State Department cables showing that U.S. officials had been colluding with their Canadian and Mexican counterparts to undermine our constitutional government through various “integration” schemes. (See here and here.)”
Therefore, it comes as no surprise when General Petraeus announces, “After America Comes North America.” He also boasted about how the three economies have been put “together” over the last 20 years as part of the “implementation” of the North American Free Trade Act. As The New American publication proves, resistance to a NAU is not only justified but also necessary if America is to survive as an independent nation.
Back in 2006, Dr. Corsi refutes NeoCon proponent John Hawkins, who uses Saul D. Alinsky tactics, in Human Events account that NORTH AMERICAN UNION IS NO CONSPIRACY. The point is that the Obama administration is carrying forward the same strategy, ever protected by the lame stream media, to advance the disintegration of American sovereignty.
The video, NORTH AMERICAN UNION FORMING NOW!! THIS IS THE END OF THE U.S.A, provides a vivid analysis just what is at stake. In addition, one example of the methods used by Obama is reveled in the 2012 column, New Obama Executive Order Pushes Us Closer To A North American Union And A One World Economic System.
“Most Americans have absolutely no idea how far plans to integrate the United States, Canada and Mexico have advanced.
Last year, Barack Obama signed an agreement to create a “North American security perimeter” and most Americans never even heard about it because the mainstream news networks almost entirely ignored it.
But this is exactly what the globalists want. They don’t want people to become alarmed by these moves toward North American integration. In fact, a document uncovered by Wikileaks shows that those involved in the effort to integrate North America believe that an “incremental” approach is best. Apparently they believe that small moves toward integration are less likely to alarm the general population.”
Well, the pretence looks to be over. The fear of alarming American nationalists no longer exists. However, the Homeland Security policy to open the southern border is backfiring as seen in the article, Border Patrol Agents Quitting as Obama’s Mass Invasion Mess at The Border Permeates the Rest of the Country.
“And now our Border Patrol agents are saying, screw it, and looking for new careers/jobs as known Mexican gang members are enjoying the Obama/Holder ‘catch and release’ policy.
More than one person is concluding the Obama administration is responsible and has intentionally set this massive border mess into motion with his policies on immigration, hoping to force amnesty as his solution to the man-made disaster and humanitarian crisis (which is designed to never allow to go to waste) of his making.”
Clearly the establishment’s efforts to create a fabricated immigration crisis in order to force a bogus “comprehensive” consolidation in this dreadful North American Union, is at the core of the mass migration. For the bleeding heart do-gooders, the death trains cry out for a more humane mode of transportation to import the Central America into the former Republic of the United States.
One such redemptive fix is to interject a dose of altruism. Replace the clingers on boxcars, reminiscent of Indian Dalit untouchables, with the sleek travel experience of the U.S. and Mexico could be connected by multi-billion-dollar high speed train within FOUR YEARS.
“A multi-billion-dollar high-speed train network linking America with Mexico moved a step closer as officials from both sides of the border thrashed out details.
The proposed 300 mile route would link San Antonio, Texas, to Monterrey, Mexico – slashing the current journey time from five hours by car to under two hours.”
Just look at the advantages of streamlining a direct route from Mexico, that bypasses any border checkpoints and deposits these “PC” undocumented immigrants directly to resettlement facilities. The return trip south can be used to transport Fast and Furious guns, useful in the drug trade, which is central to the economics of laundering monies in the North American Union hierarchy.
A decade ago, the article, Do Foreigners Have a Right to Enter the United States?, covered the efforts of Asa Hutchinson, the then Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Border and Transportation Security.
“Starting this week foreign visitors will be digitally fingerprinted and photographed as part of a nationwide program to check their backgrounds and keep track of when they enter and leave the United States. On the surface this looks like a necessary and desirable procedure. This procedure is the first phase of the Department of Homeland Security’s automated entry-exit system called the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology, or US-VISIT.”
Guess that tracking system proved too much of a burden for the latest rush to process these “so called” undocumented migrants. Oh yes, let’s correct the terminology; this mass exodus wants to stay permanently in the only country that allows open borders for the premeditated and systemic destruction of their own nation.With the open admission that Former Border Patrol Agents: Illegal Immigration Crisis “Contrived”, does any federal officials listen, much less act to close the border? The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO) released a statement:
“This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor Illegal Alien children at risk for purely political purposes. Certainly, we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States Government. Anyone that has taken two six to seven year old children to an amusement park can only imagine the problems associated with bringing thousands of unaccompanied children that age up through Mexico and into the United States. I doubt even the Cartels would undertake that chore at any price. No, it has to be heartless corrupt politicians and their minions lusting for more money and power.”
There a few issues more absolute than the words of Ronald Reagan, “A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.” When Congressional Rep. Steve King says that “Ronald Reagan’s signature on the 1986 amnesty act” gave Barack Obama about 15 million additional Hispanic votes in 2012, he is prophesying even a worse future and inevitable prospects under a North American Union.
Reading a headline in the New York Times, Pentagon Plans to Shrink Army to Pre-World War II Level, one needs to ponder what it would take for a defensive deployment on the southern border. If General John “Black Jack” Pershing was sent to track down Pancho Villa, what prevents permanent military patrols to simply guard the border? Obviously, there is not any junior grade George S. Patton’s in the army that would have the courage to buck the commander of treason. This border war is the true existential threat that Americans do not have the stomach to fight.
Those who propagate a North American Union are globalists and hate everything that the authentic America stands for. Look in a mirror, that ugly face could be you, if you fall for the propaganda of the NAU.
SARTRE – July 14, 2014
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“What makes the Pastor-CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] plan remarkable is that those who would abolish America are out of the closet. The penultimate step to world government, a North American Union built on the model of the European Union, to one day merge with it in a World Union of Nations and Peoples, is before us on the table.” – State of Emergency by Patrick J. Buchanan
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Can someone please tell me what this F-B-I Briefed LEO’s meant when he said grant county was a known constitutional >>> “UN free zone”….????
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Tools for use AGAINST Tyranny !!!!
Shout out to all my 7th Battalion and all ILSM Brothers and Sisters, you ALL should know that it is an honor and privilege to… train beside such truly AMAZING and wonderful people !!
Dedication and devotion to excellence and committment to each other to learn and teach and help each other is the highest level I have ever been a honored to be a part of !!
To all my Militia Brothers and Sisters out there in other states, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your commitment !!!!
February 11, 2016
It was an honor to work with Rev. Franklin Graham and the FBI team that allowed us to construct a safe passage for Sean and Sandy Anderson, David Fry, and Jeff Banta from the wildlife refuge in Burns, Oregon. It was exhausting but gratifying too see the high tension situation resolved without any further loss of life or injury by these efforts of many.
While the standoff may be resolved, the circumstances that had created it remain unresolved. It is easy to dismiss the actions of the protestors as crazies or view it as a legitimate effort of people protesting the ever over reaching federal government. However unless we look at why more and more people living in the rural parts of the western United States feel that their way of life is under assault from an overreaching and abusive federal government, we will have more of these situations.
And while you may not agree with the actions of the protesters; I hope you believe that all Americans are entitled to have their grievances heard and resolved, not to be diminished or intimidated. As this Wildlife Refuge Standoff situation works it way through the court system, I look forward to seeing those grievances addressed!
I will be speaking more about this in the upcoming days. I will always be a voice for liberty.
In Love & Liberty,
DID SATAN SILENCE GOD TODAY?:
In a sharply divided Phoenix City Council voted 5-4 Wednesday to stop having an opening prayer at council meetings and instead observe a “moment of silent prayer,” a move that blocks a group of Satanists from giving the invocation at its next formal meeting.
But the decision sparked protests from some residents and city leaders, who said having a moment of silence is akin to banning prayer and gives the Satanists a victory.
Is this what the Fore Fathers intended when they wrote the 1st amendment.
To understand the “Original intent” the framers had, one must consider the circumstances around the signing of the contract. One must look at the letters, memo’s the Constitutional convention records and writings of the framers themselves.
One misconception is that Separation of Church and State is guaranteed by the Constitution. This is false. Never once is that mentioned in the Constitution, the convention or any notes.
The phrase first came about 14 yrs after the constitution was written in letter from Jefferson to a Baptist Assembly in Connecticut. The Baptist were afraid that the 1st amendments “free exercise” meant that their rights were not “Unalienable” if the Government granted the rights, it could also take them away or regulate them in the marketplace. Jefferson agreeing with their concern wrote in reply:
Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of government reach actions only and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should “make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” thus building a wall of separation between Church and State. . . . I shall see with sincere satisfaction the progress of those sentiments which tend to restore to man all his natural rights, convinced that he has no natural right in opposition to his social duties.
In 1947, the Supreme Court, in Everson v. Board of Education erased 150 yrs of Constitutional precedent. The Court declared that federal courts were now empowered to restrict not only the religious activities of the national government, but the religious expressions of the people and the States as well.
For example, in Lee v. Weisman, the court has determined that a Rabbi’s prayer at a high school graduation is “etablishment of religion” and not “free exercise of religion”
The Framers understood that Governments “encouragement of religion” was not the same as an “establishment of a National religion”
George Washington said, “religion and morality were indispensable supports” to political prosperity. On the day the First Amendment was passed by the Congress in 1789, Congress voted and Washington agreed, to proclaim a day of “public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God.”
So 227 years after the 1st Amendment was adopted, the Baptist Assembly’s concerns have come true. The courts have decided our rights are not “Unalienable” but can be decided by the Federal government/courts.
The courts and the Phoenix city council NO LONGER understand the “original intent” of the Founding Fathers when they wrote the 1st Amendment and included the Natural rights of the citizens. The Court now protects the rights of “those who believe in no religion over those who do believe”.
By engaging in the methodical religious sanitization of our institutions and communities. The Court has guaranteed freedom FROM religion as opposed to freedom OF religion.
And in my opinion we have seen the devastating effects of this sanitization in our society, communities and families. This nation was founded on God. How can we ask for blessings when we have turned our backs on him.
Another misconception is that the Supreme Court is the Supreme Law of the Land that is False, The Fore Fathers wrote that it is the weakest of the three branches of government. I will go over that in another writing soon.