Our Klamath Basin
Upholding rural Americans' rights to grow food,
own property, and caretake our wildlife and natural resources.
Civil Disobedience, The Quiet before the Storm
(Klamath River Basin)
by Mark Baird, Vice
Chairman POW, Protect Our Water in Scotts Valley, Siskiyou
December 1775, General George Washington sat quietly in his
near Boston. He wrote to his friend John Adams, “The reflection
situation and that of this army produces many an uneasy hour
around me are wrapped in sleep. Few people know the predicament
in.” The Army did not have a name. They were called The Army
The soldiers lacked enough powder for each man to fire more than
rounds. They were ragged and unkempt. Some had rags wrapped
feet. The courage and determination of what would become The
Army is unsurpassed in the history of the world. The struggle
be decided for years to come. In many ways, the struggle will
over and maybe that is best. “The Tree of Liberty must be
the blood of tyrants and of patriots”.
I have to wonder if we are up to the challenge. Will we allow
by committee to bury and to ignore what these generous and brave
for us. Do we really want the RCD or the CDFG or special
who form the KBRA/KHSA to rob us of our Liberty or our Property.
Will YOU allow your children and their children to live in a
has contempt for the rights to Liberty and Property? My father,
Island of Tinian would be ashamed. My Grandfather in the
would be ashamed. My comrades in arms who bones are buried on
would be ashamed. Our ancestors who fought at places like
Cold Harbor would be ashamed to think we have no fight left in
Will we allow the CDFG/RCDs commit crimes for which we do not
prosecution? Will the CDFG/RCDs dictate to free men and women
what we can
or cannot do with our own property? Will we allow the County
Supervisors tell us when we can or cannot use our wells to water
stock? Will we allow those wells to be metered or studied so
information can be used against us later? Will we let people
River Keepers or any one else come to our homes and farms and
is best for OUR ENVIRONMENT.
As for me, I say No, No, one thousand times NO! We will not
will not sign, we will fight. We will stand upon the
Constitution of the
United States and the State of California. We will not allow any
take our Liberty or our Property.
Sam Adams said, “Among the natural rights of the Colonists are
First the right to Life. Secondly to Liberty, and Thirdly to
together with the right to defend them in the best manner they
Join us for our next POW (Protect our Water) meeting in Etna on
17th at the Masons Hall. There are options to the permit
process. All we
ask is that you listen to what they are.
Join us for our Restore Honor Water Rally on August 28th , 5pm
Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds.
Where do you stand?
Vice Chairman POW
Tuesday August 10, 2010 01:45 AM Pacific
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