On Thursday, October 15, 2009 President Obama went to San Francisco for a fund raiser where he accepted upwards of $2 million from the elitist of the elite environmental extremists for his efforts to keep the water away from not just California’s farmers, but everyone in the state. By using his Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, as the merchant of drought, Obama hopes to avoid blame for the catastrophic devastation his policies have wrought on the state of California. The shortages that are being created of our most basic necessity are driving up water rates for everyone who lives here.
Even now the federal government is seizing more control over all of California’s water supplies and diverting them away from farms and people. They claim that they are trying to restore the San Joaquin Delta’s eco-system, but in reality they are pumping pollution into the rivers and the estuaries. Each day up to one billion gallons of partially treated sewage is dumped into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its associated waterways.
The high levels of amonia just from Sacramento are enough to keep the salmon away. Sacramento adds 125,000 gallons of amonia per month to the Delta, far more than any other source. If you want to see what happens to fish in water with high levels of amonia just set up a fish tank without a filter. Your fish will be dead in a week from swimming in their own waste. But it is easily treated with a simple CARBON filter. Yes carbon, no element is more essential to life than carbon. It is the structural basis for many compounds that comprise the living cell.
So instead of cleaning up their sewage the politicians in Sacramento swim in it by passing laws to divert water away from the farmers and the people. They say they are protecting the environment when they are actually polluting it and placing the people in great danger by refusing to keep adequate above ground storage. Enormous amounts of runoff flow out to the sea when it could be captured for irrigation.
It is true that rainfall has been less than average for the past three years, but not that much so. The real reason for the drought is the shut down of the pumps that fill the reservoirs during the rainy season, and the draining of existing storage to flush sewage out to sea. These measures have created a monumental disaster to the environment and the economy of the state and the nation.
President Obama callously showed his ability to ignore the truth by flying over the affected areas without one thought of recognition. He shows no signs of easing up on the water restrictions that are turning California from a green state into a brown one.
The human toll is astounding. The children and grand children of multi-generational family farms are being squeezed out of business by a government that is in the pockets of organizations dedicated to eco-tyranny. These groups will do everything they can to blame farms far upstream from the real cause of danger to the fish. Farms that create jobs and wealth throughout the state. Environmental organizations are engaged in a relentless push to overturn 100 years of progress that made California the most productive farm land in the world.
The farms are a source of wealth and pride for this state. It takes hard work and dedication to work the land. Give us our water back, we paid for those dams and aquaducts with our own sweat and tears.
Jeremy Freitas of Freitas farms shared some of his family’s history with me on my last visit to the Central Valley. All of the people of central California have strong family bonds that pass down their tribal knowledge of farming from generation to generation. These great Americans have sacrified all of their lives to make our country great and strong. They are now under attack by a President determined to bankrupt them with water restrictions as his government works to undermine our economy and our environment.
These farmers deserve our admiration and respect for they are the backbone of this state. The efforts of the Federal government to eliminate their water supplies under the guise of conservation is nothing more than a huge land grab by an oppressive oligarchy that is working for foreign interests. By reducing water allocations to 10% the government has cut off the financial ability for these farms to survive for water is money, water is jobs, water is life.
Without the ability to produce a crop the land values plunge, depressing real estate prices across the state. This collapse spread through the banking system and was a contributor to the entire financial crisis.
Everyone across the country is feeling the effects of this oppression. The President is directing his wrath against America’s greatest citizens as his punitive punishments affect families of all races and all income levels. The food lines increase every week and so do the budget deficits.
As his arrogance blinds him to his own incompetence, the President now offers tax increases as the solution. Turn the water on you foolish man. You are hurting America’s people as well as its fish. Your policies have harmed multiple generations. Do you have a heart at all? Why do you use the Endangered Species Act to justify this tyranny? We the people see through you and your party. The water restrictions are your albatross. Stop harming these innocent hard working families.
When I first met Jeremy Freitas last summer he was with his dad, Joe, at a meeting with some of the other great people in the Central Valley who are united in this fight against the government. Joe is a Vietnam Veteran who served his country in the Southeast Asian war of the last century. While we talked about the current government oppression, Mr. Freitas, Joe, broke down. The tears welled up and he began to cry as he remembered the men he fought with and watched die for our country and our flag. He knows what it is like to be on the front lines of a war. Jeremy spoke with great respect when he shared the story of his father’s service to our country.
Emotions run high with America’s veterans; they see what is happening to our country. Our flag stands for freedom, but President Obama is trying to change that with his policy of water tyranny.
Cutting off water is an act of war and has been since the dawn of mankind. Barak Obama you are not Caesar. We do not have an emperor, we only have a president. Stop waging war against us with your environmental police.
At first the blame was placed solely on President Bush, who was foolish to believe in anything that came out of the Pelosi House, but once in office President Obama intensified the oppression, seized more water, and eliminated the ability of the farmers to fund their operations. Bank’s won’t lend to a farmer who has no water because dust is not a cash crop.
This is not Bush’s disaster as he kept environmental extremists at bay; it is a direct effort on the part of Speaker Pelosi, President Obama, and the entire progressive movement to undermine our Constitution. This is the reason they have created the Global Warming Fraud and Climate Change Hoax, to steal our land and our freedoms. They will use the EPA to bypass Congress and crush free markets as they work for the enemies of our country. Those who attack capitalism and profits are enemies of the American people.
We are now at the mercy of a compassionless President determined to change our way of life from one of a dedicated and productive work ethic to one that is completely dependent on government control. The President’s policies push everyone into poverty as he wipes out the wealth of our nation while increasing pollution in our rivers and streams.
In the last 3 years, as more water has been diverted away from the farms and reservoirs, the salmon runs have declined. Rather than address the cause of the problem the government breaks water contracts with the family farms that have paid for the irrigation systems with decades of tax revenues and hard work. This intentional negligence has a purpose and it is not to enhance freedom and prosperity.
The water now stored in dams and reservoirs for the farmers is being washed out to sea without deriving any economic or environmental benefit from the process. If that water was given to the farmers, we would have lower unemployment, lower tax rates, lower deficits, higher real estate values, and a much stronger economy.
This is common sense that seems to have eluded the politicians who work for the Obama Oligarchy. They cut off the water out of ignorance or arrogance. If it is the former they are unfit for office; if it is the latter they are bordering on treason.
It even gets much worse as the reduction in fresh water supplies cause increases in energy usage. The water conservation measures force farmers to pump wells with electricity and diesel. None of the negative effects of the environmental nonsense were considered by the President and his cronies when they instituted the restrictions recommended by anti-American interest groups out to damage our economy.
As Jeremy described the government’s policies to increase costs and energy usage, we drove past miles of fallow ground. The stark barren landscape was once a beautiful and bountiful field of green crops that absorbed greenhouse gases, reduced dusty air pollution, and generated economic benefits for everyone in the state. Water is available for all of these fields, but eco-tyrants work with a corrupt Federal and State legislature to keep the pumps and irrigation systems turned off with draconian water restrictions unheard of in American history.
So the result of this catastrophic policy is a state plunging into bankruptcy. High deficits go higher. Reservoirs go lower. Unemployment goes up. Prosperity goes down. You cannot deny the damage you are inflicting anymore Mr. President. The devastation lays at your door. Your hands are unclean. Get your head out of the clouds. You are the cause and so is your party.
Now that the westside of the Central Valley has been laid waste, the administration is working closely with members of his party who want to dry up the eastside by releasing more valuable water resources from the Friant Dam. The excuse is to restore rivers that have not existed for decades; the reality is they want to send more untreated sewage into the San Joaquin Delta.
How much longer will the people of California have to put up with this nonsense? The restrictions are being imposed by the Feds, and the Democrats in Congress continuously vote with Pelosi and Feinstein to destroy California’s families by restricting water to selected areas. They pick and choose their victims arrogantly determining who gets water and who doesn’t. So far they have voted to mix it with sewage and pump it into the Delta when they should have voted to grow food and clothes for the world.
Do you want these people in charge of your health care? If they can cut off your water they can cut off your doctor.
It is time to stand up to this eco-tyranny. It is time to stand up and save our country.