30 days in jail for collecting rainwater?
Big Government run amok?
- Duration 4:00
- Date Jul 30, 2012
Big Government run amok?
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I don't texts are -- -- a question for you should water be considered public property well what if we're talking about rain water that you collecting on your own property.
In organ man was sentenced to thirty and he's in jail.
For collecting Rainwater and his personal property well according to a decades old law that's the government's water and he broke the law during his right now to share his story is good.
Ten and legal advisor pal constitutional researcher -- not a they both join us today from Portland Oregon -- -- -- guys.
-- -- so -- this data Morgan -- you are a water thief right.
Is and isn't that terrible boy.
And we've got these bonds for 37 years and they are designed.
And built for the purpose water fire protection.
And they've been used for fire protection.
45 different times by three different agencies.
And -- to protect Tom to -- property.
Now they want to drain on their wine jailed -- why.
Well there it's an overreach of the lot and they they're saying that the -- water runs across the property can't be collected.
By Gary for the use of this and that's totally outside of the definition of a lot self.
And anytime there's a law that that has.
Overreach like this it's up to the jury actually to decide the law and the fact and that's the what's what's happened here is actually.
An action that's breaking his civil rights because.
The jury was disallowed from hearing that's the very fact that would stop his case from find guilty to and from finding him guilty they were denied here.
Would just seem so crazy and we're looking at some video of firefighters taking some of the water out of your upon to use on an adjacent property owners fire.
Well it all comes down to Gary they say that there's -- 1925 law there in Oregon and they gave gives the water commission.
All the rights to the water.
And apparently that includes water that just is naturally flowing to your property or occurring on your property right.
Well that's not about you that's not -- not driven applications.
Yeah that's just say tributaries.
Yes its its tributaries it doesn't say anything about Rainwater it's just don't know includes the others because it defines what is attributed.
But guys what I'm trying to get at is why do they wanna drained the -- for what benefit.
When the prime season fire season I mean look at Colorado everywhere else it's burning right now -- -- wanna put in harm's way you're gonna charge a 100000 dollar fine out 200000 dollars if the fire goes off his property and another person's property.
How's that justice says -- big government getting -- Yet know this is clearly this is clearly -- -- -- -- a lot that's why the jury has the right to strike a -- down in this case.
If allies inappropriate in getting cases -- have the right to do this and the jury doesn't know this and when they're precluded from hearing this from from my understanding that's how can they be a fair jury.
Yes I think -- fair trial or so Gary -- you get a report to jail.
Well me if I have to yes and helping you find that boy I'm just gonna fight like crazy to to keep the water in the ponds -- know I -- he did wrong regarding this guy did wrong.
We stand up for what's right.
Sure and he's guilty for standing up for what's right what's next in illustrator islanders property he open your mouth and catch a snowflake in the -- gonna -- you know the containment.
And that's their water.
-- they -- start really in our our air that we -- it originally solar panels and sunlight.
It's as well it seems like a crazy story and we're sorry that you're going -- through this scary may be able up.
-- you visit in the slammer -- up hopefully we learn little blond.
What we need is to get on with aggression RR RO Reilly or one of the other -- and England back.
Let's exposed as well that would let the jury the American people see what the law and the fact is here and see if they think it's an overreach of the government he clearly yes well you've appeared on the number one cable news show in the world so let's see if we -- -- was like these guys all the time are we love you scaring me Dominique we thank you both for joining us out there in Portland -- Thank you thank you thank you.