(TruthSeekerDaily)It seems like if it falls from the sky, you’re not allowed to have it. Gary Harrington, a man from Medford Oregon, is serving out a 30 day prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his property. He was also slapped with a $1500 fine for diverting snow runoff and rainwater into reservoirs on his land. This action violates what some say is an antiquated law.
Harrington built the reservoirs, which hold around 13 million gallons of water, for personal use. It’s not all personal though; when wildfires hit the area, he opens up his reservoir for fire mitigation purposes. In his mind, it’s perfectly acceptable for him to collect water on his property.
Apparently, the state of Oregon doesn’t share that belief. They claim that he’s taking water intended for the Big Butte Creek watershed; governed by the city of Medford. Some have gone as far as to say that he’s hoarding a natural resource that should be shared and doesn’t belong to him.
When sentenced, Harrington announced to a small crowd, “I’m sacrificing my liberty so we can stand up as a country and stand for our liberty.”
What are your thoughts on Harrington’s arrest? Is water a shared resource that people shouldn’t be diverting for their own uses, or has Harrington’s freedom been taken from him all because of antiquated laws?