Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail — for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

Oregon

This is what happens when Ecotopia runs through your state:

“(CNSNews.com) – A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater.

Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff. . .

According to Oregon water laws, all water is publicly owned. Therefore, anyone who wants to store any type of water on their property must first obtain a permit from state water managers.

Harrington said he applied for three permits to legally house reservoirs for storm and snow water runoff on his property. One of the “reservoirs” had been on his property for 37 years, he said.”

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18 Comments

  1. When the State says it owns that which God sends- both on the just and the unjust-

    Matt. 5:45ff.
    “…for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? 47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? 48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

    – It is time for that REGIME to go.

    Illegitimate governance, is no valid governance at all. Disobedience to tyrants is obedience to God.

    Secession. Now. Today. Forever.

  2. ““The law that he is actually violating is not the 1925 provision, but it’s Oregon law that says all of the water in the state of Oregon is public water and if you want to use that water, either to divert it or to store it, you have to acquire a water right from the state of Oregon before doing that activity,” Paul told CNSNews.com.” – Hmm, considering the human body is 70% water, Oregon may have just reinstituted slavery.

  3. Well, I’m sure the good folks of Eagle Point will sleep much better at night knowing that this incorrigible lawbreaker is safely locked up for 30 days.

    Meanwhile, BRA’s revolving door on the courts and prisons keeps on spinning.

    I think this is what Sam Francis meant by Anarcho-Tyranny.

  4. The argument has been made that, if the state owns all water then the state owes rent for the storage of it on private land. Many states have gone after people for this before claiming rights to even rainwater so I’m not surprised they’d try it here.

    This isn’t in the liberal part of Oregon either but the lone GOP district. Some reports have said its the state pushing for prosecution not the city/county but I don’t buy that completely. The local water commission has been silent and apparently you’re not allowed to know who actually sits on that commission. The city attorney wouldn’t give that info to media this week.

  5. As the Oregon water law has been on the books since 1925, one really can’t blame the enviromentalists, the hippies, or the ” California people” who moved to Oregon. The law doesn’t spring from any type of “Ectopia” thinking ; “Ectopia” being a modern-day concept : “Ectopia” thinking didn’t exist in 1925. The law is a type of tyranny, that’s true, but the tyranny has been on the books since 1925.

  6. Oregon has always been a Scottish Rite Freemason shit-hole of a state, just like South Carolina —-> the headquarters of the Scottish Rite Freemasons in the USA. Wherever there are large numbers of Freemasons, there is tyranny.

  7. @JP some of the politicians may be GOP, but Jackson County has been flooded with SWPL liberal Californian refugees in the past 20 years. Times there are a changing. The only part of that wretched state that I would consider solidly conservative is the eastern high desert.

  8. As per Rabbit, the “SWPL liberal Californian refugees in the past 20 years” somehow managed to pass the tyrannical Oregon water law through the Oregon state capital back in 1925, about 90 years ago, about 70 years before the “SWPL liberal Californian refugees in the past 20 years ” arrived in Oregon. Hey Rabbit: Did the ” SWPL liberal Californian refugees” put a gun to the head of the city attorney forcing him not to divulge any information to the public also?

  9. “This isn’t in the liberal part of Oregon either”

    Yes it is. It’s part of the Rogue Valley in the southern part of the state which has been a popular retirement destination for Californians since before WWII.

  10. @Rabbit
    I did notice your addendum. I figured it was a way to blame the “California people” nonetheless. That was quite obvious to me as you deflected attention from the fact the law was passed in 1925. You forgot to answer my question if the “California people” put a gun to the city attorney’s head to keep him from talking. Or, are the “California retirees” responsible for the tyrannical water law that was passed in 1925 ? [ A new breaking development in the story] If you’re busy eating carrots and whatnot , I’m sorry I disturbed you.

  11. I hope wabbit is okay. I’m worried about the whittle wabbitt. I hope it didn’t run onto the road and maybe, oh god forbid, maybe got run over by a truck. I hope Jethro didn’t shoot the poor whittle wabbit while out a-huntin. Oh my god, I’m so worried. The varmint just disappeared on me. What would Foghorn Leghorn do ? I-Say-I-Say-I-Say..what would Foghorn do I-Say?

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