California farmers are watching their crops wither and die because of the Delta Smelt, a fish that was added to the endangered species list. Because of this otherwise innocuous act, the pumps were turned off that fed all of the irrigation waters for the San Joaquin Valley and the canals have dried up. Now unemployment in this area is up and it’s a man-made drought. Since when do fish come before the tax-paying citizens of the United States?
We The People better sit up and take note. The Federal Government has sided with a fish ahead of the general welfare of the taxpayers in that area. How long will it be before you find yourself in the same position? How long will it be before Washington takes over the failing agriculture communities because they are too big to fail? So far, 80,000 jobs have been lost according to Fox News. Beyond the jobs, those salaries are no longer paying bills, buying groceries and clothes. When we’re in economic trouble already, it doesn’t make sense to kick them while they’re down. The excuse is an endangered fish, but it is no longer impossible to believe that another industry could be nationalized for the good of We The People.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”
~~The Declaration of Independence
July 4, 1776
Our country was founded on the ideal that leaders only lead with the consent of We The People. They are to act in our best interest, not their own. When we see the personal interests of politicians, because they have worked so hard to earn the title “Senator”, come before the interests of the American people it is time to remind Washington who they work for. The unemployed citizens of Mendota, who are apparently less important than a fish, need to hear from the rest of We The People that they are not alone. Call, Fax, E-mail, write, sky-write, or tweet your representatives in Washington. Don’t let the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels get by with deliberately hurting tax paying citizens’ futures. This is a nation by the people, for the people and of the people. It is irresponsible to hurt so many with an avoidable drought.
Don’t be fooled and think you will not be next. Speak up or loose it forever.
Cross-posted on DirtyRottenScoundrels