The Democrats just can’t get over the 2016 election. They’ve gone through countless reasons why Trump won (other than that they nominated the worst candidate in history.) They’ve blamed it on Russians rigging the election, 63 million Americans being “white supremacists,” and Hillary has floated a thousand other excuses, none involving her. It will probably never penetrate their skulls that the public was sick of stuff like this.
Last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of Georgia and nine other states, finding that Obama’s “Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule” is unlawful. She sent it back to the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers for reconsideration.
WOTUS was a typical Obama order, a rule that did an unlawful end-run around Congress and that sounded good (who doesn’t want to protect US waters?) but was actually an unconstitutional overreach of federal power at the expense of the states and individuals. It expanded the EPA’s jurisdiction over land and waters traditionally under the states’ authority. And I mean just about every drop of water in America.
The “Define WOTUS Act,” a proposed bill by Republican Senators Mike Braun and Joni Ernst, says that the Obama rule “threatened Iowa’s farmers, manufacturers, and small businesses by giving the federal government authority to regulate water on 97 percent of land in our state.” A typical example of the results was a Wyoming farmer who was being fined $37,500 a day by the EPA for building a water tank for his livestock on his own land.
It’s probably a good thing for Republicans that the Democrats can’t comprehend why Americans wouldn’t want the government seizing control over every aspect of their lives, from their health care to their diet to how much water their toilet uses. That way, they can keep on dreaming up those giant, intrusive government programs and promoting them all over the place, and we’ll be on the alert to show up and vote for Trump again to keep that craziness from ever coming back.