#LifeLibertyLaw: The Over-Population Of America
by Taegan James
As KrisAnne, her son, Colton, and I were driving through Idaho and Washington this morning, we spent a few moments in the Bible. Colton read aloud Colossians 2:1-10 and we discussed how we must not be beguiled and tricked with deceitful philosophers’ and politicians’ enticing lies and worldly knowledge. This short lesson applied to many of the conversations that were had throughout the day during our travels.
The first occurred when we passed a farm with a banner that read “Save Our Dams” plastered to the barn. KrisAnne explained that hydroelectric dams in the state of Washington are at risk of removal because environmentalists have cited the dams as the cause for a decline in the salmon population inhabiting the rivers. They have convinced the federal government of this, but the public has not been so easily beguiled by these falsehoods. The people know that the removal of the hydroelectric dams (an energy efficient source of power, mind you) will result in mass flooding of farmland, the loss of proper irrigation for remaining crops, and destruction to an actual fish ecosystem. It makes no reasonable sense, until you look from another point of view. The government wants to take away their independence and force them to rely on the Feds for survival. The motive is not the supposed decline in the salmon population, but the push for complete autonomy. The public, however, has not been fooled.
The other topic that relates nicely back to Colossians chapter two, is the ludicrous proposition that there is not much land left unoccupied in America, and that if not properly managed by the federal government, the people will waste it away. Funny. If I recall, at many points during the 4+ hours of driving through two different states, there was not a single house in my line of vision. All you could see for miles and miles was unoccupied land in the west that has been very successfully managed and preserved without government intervention. At one point, KrisAnne laughed and said with obvious sarcasm, “snap a picture so everyone can see the over-population of America!” The so-called “over-populated” country does not seem so cramped and crowded with people as they say. Do not be tricked. Do not rely on the wisdom and understanding of this world. People can’t even see wide open spaces that are right in front of their eyes.
Pursuing truth and defending liberty, always.
-A Devoted Patriot