Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

EPA cronyism

EDITOR:

I lay awake at night trying to figure out what has become of our freedom. They say that it is so that our kids and grandchildren will be able to enjoy the great outdoors. What are they going to enjoy? If it is all off-limits to us, it will be off-limits to them.

The EPA and the rest of the enviormaniacs seem to have immunity to the Constitution; we have no say in what they present as scientific proof, even when we prove that they are wrong it makes no difference.

We vote in our representatives to convey our wants, likes and dislikes to Congress so that our wishes will be recognized. What happened? I will tell you what happened. We gave the power to money-mongering special interest groups with no oversight to the damage that they are placing on our great nation. No one to stop them, not even our courts, it is as if our judges are in cahoots with them.

They are taking our lands and freedoms from us and no matter what we say they keep progressing. This isn’t the way that our Constitution is written; it is written to protect us, not destroy us.

MARTIN SCHUMANN
Placerville

Letters to the Editor

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | 7 comments

  • Phil VeerkampJune 24, 2013 - 7:28 pm

    And on top of that, Martin, they lie. LINK - Far be it from the Environmental Protection Agency to admit it was wrong — but late last week, it subtly withdrew from a once-flashy investigation regarding whether hydraulic fracturing contaminated groundwater in the tiny town of Pavillion, Wyo. In December 2011, the EPA released a draft report of a study it conducted in Wyoming, eliciting a furor of media attention. The New York Times reported that “chemicals used to hydraulically fracture rocks in drilling for natural gas in a remote valley in central Wyoming are the likely cause of contaminated local water supplies, federal regulators said.” The Financial Times ran a story headlined “EPA blames fracking for Wyoming pollution.” National Public Radio announced that “for the first time, federal environmental regulators have made a direct link between the controversial drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing and groundwater contamination.” And the Salt Lake Tribune ran an editorial subtitled “EPA report shows water poisoned.” . . . . Also, the EPA had failed to find contamination in the existing water sources in Pavillion, so it drilled its own wells — but went far deeper into the earth, into natural hydrocarbon-bearing foundations. As Encana, the developer, wrote at the time, “Natural gas developers didn’t put the natural gas at the bottom of the EPA’s deep monitoring wells, nature did.” . . . . . . But in the end, it didn’t matter much whether fracking had actually contaminated Wyoming’s water; having the public think it did sufficed for the EPA. So go the cynical politics of an agency with an agenda.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • cookie65July 12, 2013 - 5:43 am

    A simple rule of thumb. What ever comes from the mouth of leftists, the opposite is true. They are just so much smarter than everyone else that we actually would be lost without them and in our ignorance would create irreparable harm to the delicacies of nature. They are simple looking out for us for our own good. We should be grateful that they take the time to share their omniscience with us lowly subjects. I for one am grateful that in all of human history I was lucky enough to have lived amongst such superior beings. I grovel at the feet of the econazis and sleep better at night knowing the planet is safe under their wise and selfless stewardship.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Melody LaneJuly 12, 2013 - 9:04 am

    Bravo Martin!! It's about time Americans wake up to the reality of the loss of our freedom.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • MartinJuly 12, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Why are we being abused by a system that is designed to protect us from government infraction? Why do we not have an oversight committee of a none governmental association to make sure that our system isn’t being used against the public? One organization comes to mind more than any and that is the Sierra Club, they have sued government and private citizens for everything and anything using the Center of Biological diversity as there screw driver. They seem to be immune to any consequences of their actions, they never have to pay when they lose, but they get paid whether or not they lose through the Equal rights for justice act. Our system is broke and no one seems to care, amendments to their power are warranted and should be put in place by who we vote into office.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • Phil VeerkampJuly 12, 2013 - 12:53 pm

    Good idea, Martin. A citizen oversight committee would soften this "tyranny" of "taxation without representation". Every single one of these agencies are tyrants. Citizen oversight is only reasonable and fair.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • clleaJuly 13, 2013 - 12:16 pm

    You are welcome, Cookie.

    Reply | Report abusive comment
  • THE CONSTITUTIONJuly 13, 2013 - 1:24 pm

    BINGO! YOU WIN 20 DOLLARS! "The EPA and the rest of the enviormaniacs seem to have immunity to the Constitution; we have no say in what they present as scientific proof, even when we prove that they are wrong it makes no difference." IMMUNITY! I am THE CONSTITUTION! You guys beeochin about "boo hoo we don't have rights" relinquished your rights just like the colonists state in the Declaration. They said, "He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only." So, you created a constitution to end the "...right inestimable teo them and formidable to tyrants only." Now hang with me, they didn't say the "He" the King had immunity, they said through "mock trials and judicial tyranny..." rights were denied. In England in 1769, the King could be sued in the Court of Chancery. Only corruption could prevent the suit! So colonists had a revolution to end this, not to lower the price of tea, like some of you silly people think! ha ha ha, that is soooo funny! So, as you recall, from your history books, uh oh sorry, no I don't see this story in school books, but it is hid openly in Supreme Court cases, such as Chisholm v. Georgia U.S. 1793. So look there, oh and "Blackstone Commentary" the civil code of procedure of the time, a first writing in English from Latin that alerted common people in the colonies that Dogma was responsible for an illusion of sanctimonious piety still called "sovereignty" that allowed aristocrats to escape liability through open corruption in "Mock Trials" that was the cause of the revolution. So you silly followers of me, THE CONSTITUTION, who believe I protect the people from tyranny, get with the program! You "relinquished that right" when in 1795, Congress, even though you do have "large districts," and the first amendment said, "Congress shall make no law...abridging...citizens right to redress of grievances," Congress went ahead and violated the first Amendment, just to see if Blackstone's break from Latin Law books to English could really educate you. So While I was there protecting you from 1776, even before my birth, after ratification with the first 10 amendments, you could logically call the bill of rights, Congress made a law that abridged the right to redress of grievances. Now there is no remedy, and thus there is not right! Wake up! This law was the very first law supporters of sovereignty did after the bill of rights, It was the Eleventh Amendment! All of a sudden, I could no longer protect you because redress was pulled from the Constitutions sudden emergence of democracy, when they replaced democracy with "Sovereignty," and this was again affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1999 Alden v. Maine. Alden said, not law but faith could compell an official to obey the "Supreme law of the land." I kid you not! So since the Eleventh Amendment, any time officials violate the bill of rights, your ability to actual view them as a right was repealed, and you did nothing. In fact, the press did nothing. about 200 years later, this annoying character created this web site and discuses this, thoroughly, the11thamendment c om claiming that if you repeal the Eleventh Amendment it would reverse the coup d' etat of 1795, which overturned me! So Now my Job is to protect all officials, from reactions by victims of corruption' and the U.S. Supreme Court in 1998 said, even, "if corrupt...the law will not tolerate a citizens redress..." Bogan v. Scott-Harris. You can actually read these yourselves, but don't because you will have to admit your citizenry had missed this for over 200 years and you will look so silly to the rest of the world if this gets "leaked." It is not clear that if this 11th amendment thing is leaked, it is a NSA violation. So. Now my job, as THE CONSTITUTION is to protect corrupt officials from the deterring wrath of victims of abuse of power, even thought abuse of power is criminal conduct under 18 USC 241, 242, among others! By the way, El Dorado County citizens, you are the best example of the least knowledgeable humans in USA. You actually have a judge, James Wagoner who was found guilty of "obstructing a grand jury investigation" that send Orange County Sheriff to Prison for 5.5 years, and James Wagoner is still on the bench being used as a puppet to get cases settled in favor of corruption. So you probably will not be able to comprehend all this, but if you study had, a few of you may rise to the top of the class, we will see, and I doubt it very much! So please quit blaming me as your defender! As long as the Eleventh amendment is there, you must suffer oppression and corruption. Quit you complaining in the wrong direction! Think of how to end the 11th amendment, and I promise I will be there for you! Some call this process the bloodless revolution

    Reply | Report abusive comment
.

News

 
Greenwood School being restored

By Rebecca Murphy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

Cal Fire increasing staffing, hiring

By Cal Fire | From Page: B1

 
EID restricts watering days

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A1, 10 Comments

Lover’s Leap fall injures man

By Tahoe Tribune | From Page: A1

 
EDH Fire Dept. annexing Latrobe

By Noel Stack | From Page: A1, 7 Comments

Motorcycle fatality in Greenwood

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1

 
Tea Party meeting April 17

By Tea Party Patriots Of El Dorado Hills | From Page: A3, 46 Comments

 
Town Hall Meeting on Underage Drinking May 1

By El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition | From Page: A6

Floating body not a body

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A7

 
Old mill a goner

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A11, 11 Comments | Gallery

.

Letters

A great big thanks

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5

 
Murder? Suicide?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

‘Drive Clean’

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
Middle class getting poorer?

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 46 Comments

Real estate lies

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 14 Comments

 
.

Sports

Outside with Charlie: Switch gear

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A8

 
Ponderosa volleyball is a family affair

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Aussie team makes visit

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A8

 
Griz have challenging day

By Mike Bush | From Page: A8 | Gallery

Roundup: April 15, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A9 | Gallery

 
.

Prospecting

Runners stampede for Sugarloaf scholarships

By El Dorado County Office of Education | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Take aim on fun

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2

Men to walk a mile in her shoes

By Center For Violence-Free Relationships | From Page: B2 | Gallery

 
Team works to fight disease

By Placerville Kiwanis | From Page: B3

 
COOL School is accepting applications

By Rescue Union | From Page: B4

Band of Miwoks fund mission

By Shingle Springs Band Of Miwok Indians | From Page: B12

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: March 25-27

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-15-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

.

Obituaries

Numa Edward “Ed” Roberts

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Ronald Russell Rohrer

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 2 Comments

.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A10

New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A10

Horoscope, Thursday, April 17, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

 
Horoscope, Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A10

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A10