Where did we go wrong?
By Mark Baird
That is a difficult question and does not have a
simple answer. First we must look inside ourselves. WE are THE PEOPLE
mentioned in the Declaration of Independence and The Constitution. When
the government fails to serve us, We the People need to remind our
government of their responsibility to SERVE the PEOPLE.
We did not lose our civil liberty and rights in one fell swoop. They
went with a whisper because we are so busy growing crops and raising
children that we forgot to pay attention to the larger world around us.
The Department of Fish and Game is attempting to usurp your property
rights by engaging in the practice of writing legislation instead of up
holding existing law as is their mandate. Their budget has been cut to
try to reduce the red ink in which California currently swims. Remember
folks that the Fish and Game budget is one that does not come from the
state general fund. They make their money from Fees. It makes sense
that perhaps, some one in CDFG, got the bright idea that if they could do
a little creative re-interpretation of some pretty old water law, the
money and power would be flowing again as if there were no tomorrow.
The CDFG has chosen to use scare tactics and threats as its weapon of
choice. Some people are afraid. Afraid of the CDFG. Afraid of
what will happen if we say no to the government. Afraid if we try to
change the system. We cannot be angry at this, fear is a natural
emotion and one that any logical human being shares. What we can do
is to teach ourselves to move ahead, in a worthy cause, in spite of
There is some good news here. The CDFG is afraid of YOU. The water
workshop scheduled for the 27th in Etna, was canceled, by The CDFG, at
the last minute because Mr. Stouffer found out that a large number of
people were prepared to ask him and his cronies some tough questions.
When exposed to the light of day, Mr. Stouffer and his Department
I have never been so proud of my neighbors as I was last night. About 100
people showed up for the CDFG workshop. The unexpectedly canceled workshop
was turned to a positive. We 100 were able to gather in protest to
discuss our options as citizens of a free country and how best to remind
the CDFG that government exists to serve the people.
Our history is filled with examples of courage against tremendous odds.
Our Founding Fathers literally, risked , life, property, and family for
belief in themselves and their precious cause. Our Founding fathers
changed the world with this grand experiment called Liberty. The powers
of Europe waited, fully expecting the folly known as Democracy to fail,
hoping it would fail..
We the People have come a long way since those bloody days of Revolution.
But if I read the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution
correctly, the Revolution should never be over, because, “The Price of
Liberty is Eternal Vigilance”
SAY NO TO CDFG!
In the coming fight, and make no mistake friends, this is a fight for our
very existence in this beautiful place, please, please, remember this
ALL THAT IS REQUIRED FOR EVIL TO TRIUMPH IS THAT GOOD MEN DO NOTHING
Where do you stand?