Have always been wary of government intrusion into our lives. Usually they tell us it’s being done for our own good – but more often (to me at least) the intrusion seems to exist for the them to justify their jobs. Or even make them feel useful. We protest and sometimes we push back, but like a well-intended mudslide, these intrusions just keep coming.
Was heartened to read in Hoosier Ag and National Hog Farm.com about a Supreme Court decision (8-0) in favor of landowners. Seems the Army Corps and EPA had made a determination that wetlands existed on a certain property. However, it also seems that the nearest navigable water was about 100 miles away from the property in question. The landowners took it to court and, thanks to the decision, farmers can challenge such bureaucratic determinations.