If Oregon Owns The Rain, Then Who Owns The Air? | CNSNews.com:
By Craig Bannister
If the government owns the rain and can punish you for using it without permission, shouldn't it be liable for the damage its rain does?
Oregon is sending Gary Harrington to jail for 30 days and fining him $1,500 for collecting rainwater on HIS property – because the state says it has a law that gives it exclusive ownership of all water (including rainwater).
But, if the government owns the rain, shouldn’t it be held responsible for the damage it allows its rain to do? If I had a pit bull and allowed it to go around biting people, I’d be liable.
I’d always thought rain damage was considered to be an “Act Of God.” But, apparently, it’s being redefined as an Act Of Government.
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