Oregon jails man for collecting snow run-off and rainfall on his own property

(CNSNews.com) – Gary Harrington, the Oregon man convicted of collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his rural property surrendered Wednesday morning to begin serving his 30-day, jail sentence in Medford, Ore.

“I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty,” Harrington told a small crowd of people gathered outside of the Jackson County (Ore.) Jail.

Several people held signs that showed support for Harrington as he was taken inside the jail.

Harrington was found guilty two weeks ago of breaking a 1925 law for having, what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property. He was convicted of nine misdemeanors, sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined over $1500 for collecting rainwater and snow runoff on his property.

The Oregon Water Resources Department, claims that Harrington has been violating the state’s water use law by diverting water from streams running into the Big Butte River.

But Harrington says he is not diverting the state’s water — merely collecting rainwater and snow melt that falls or flows on his own property.

Harrington has vowed to continue to fight the penalty, stating that the government has become “big bullies” and that “from here on in, I’m going to fight it.”

“They’ve just gotten to be big bullies and if you just lay over and die and give up, that just makes them bigger bullies, Harrington said in an interview two weeks ago with CNSNews.com.

“We as Americans, we need to stand on our constitutional rights, on our rights as citizens and hang tough. This is a good country, we’ll prevail,” he said.

His release is expected in early September.

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5 Responses to “Oregon jails man for collecting snow run-off and rainfall on his own property”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The story of your [OUR] enslavement


    Like all animals, human beings want to dominate and exploit the resources around them.

    At first, we mostly hunted and fished and ate off the land – but then something magical and terrible happened to our minds.

    We became, alone among the animals, afraid of death, and of future loss.

    And this was the start of a great tragedy, and an even greater possibility…

    You see, when we became afraid of death, of injury, and imprisonment, we became controllable — and so valuable — in a way that no other resource could ever be.

    The greatest resource for any human being to control is not natural resources, or tools, or animals or land — but other human beings.

    You can frighten an animal, because animals are afraid of pain in the moment, but you cannot frighten an animal with a loss of liberty, or with torture or imprisonment in the future, because animals have very little sense of tomorrow.

    You cannot threaten a cow with torture, or a sheep with death. You cannot swing a sword at a tree and scream at it to produce more fruit, or hold a burning torch to a field and demand more wheat.

    You cannot get more eggs by threatening a hen – but you can get a man to give you his eggs by threatening him.

    We can only be kept in the cages we do not see. A brief history of human enslavement – up to and including your own.

    “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe themselves to be free” ~ Goethe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A (13:09)

  2. Anonymous says:

    There is also a similarly sinister story of someone being prosecuted for wanting their home to remain off ‘The Grid’. Electricity I think in this case but it could also mean gas and water. All those lovely standing charges and dependency on the ‘state’ as it were.

    Off-grid woman has animal cruelty charges dropped

    By Liza Fernandez. CREATED Jun 17, 2014


    Planning an Off-Grid Existence? The Feds may be Watching You


    There is definitely something going on in Rothschild-controlled (all of them) Mediterranean countries where Sun is cheap and people are trying to lessen the impact of engineered-high energy prices. Those fitting solar panels are being virtually criminalised and a solar panel tax in the post or already on the doormat.

    Outdoor Air – stepping out of one’s front door – will soon be taxed. A Doorstep Tax so to speak.

  3. Anonymous says:

    イスラエルのガザでの白リン弾使用について (1)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mikskIGG6U 10:33

    Truly horrendous footage of inhumane and illegal aerial phosphorous attacks on Gaza civilians by pariah Israel. Japanese/English dialogue.

  4. shirlz007 says:

    I see nothing worse, than to sail this Universe… without YOU!


  5. Anonymous says:

    Loved the cartoon Tap

    Being 50 years old, I would have seen it without knowing its true message-then.

    But now it is clear as crystal.

    40 years ago I adored and read many Ayn Rand books-The Fountainhead, Atlas Shrugged, We the Living and Anthem.

    I guess now it is our turn, altho, being in Australia, I have for a number of years believed that we in Oz could intercept what goes on in other countries.

    Alas, we too, are infiltrated to an almost impossible level.

    Shirlz I have sent you two emails.

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