Tea Partiers Come to the Aid of California Farmers
The rally will use the Twitter hashtag “#FRFR.” It also has a Twitter account for tweeting, blogging, and filming the tour's progress across the country.
Vehicles are being rented in order to save costs. The round-trip for the northern route will cover approximately 8,000 miles.
Statements like these will inspire the long journey:
Thanks to the government’s misuse of the Federal Endangered Species Act and two subsequent biological opinions, the vast majority of water that normally flows to California’s West-Side Central Valley farmers has been shut off DURING THE GROWING SEASON in order to protect a 2” baitfish called the Delta Smelt and a handful of other marine species.
Starting in 2009 and continuing on thereafter -- through the enactment of the San Joaquin River Settlement -- water for struggling farms on the East-Side of the Valley will be diverted to restore a long lost salmon run (one that experts say will not reestablish).
THE RESULT is a growing Government created Dust Bowl, 40+% unemployment for surrounding communities, bankruptcy for countless farmers and their families, higher food prices nationally, a greater dependence on foreign produce, and a dangerous precedent for land owners NATIONWIDE.
I have volunteered to both drive and speak on the tour and will be traveling from Maine to Fresno and back. I will be blogging as I go along. Ultimately, the aim is to make fellow Americans aware of the tremendous suffering in their own nation due to the efforts of extremist environmentalists and an uncaring bureaucracy -- the same government that now wants to run your health care and tell you how you must live your life to “save the planet.”
Now, it's the Central Valley of California. Who will suffer next?