The entire congressional delegation from my neighboring state of Nebraska has written a letter to EPA Commissar Lisa Jackson to ask why it is -- and under whose authority -- the rogue agency has been using unmanned drones to spy on...cattle ranchers. That's right.
Under some mind-numbing interpretation of the Clean Water Act, the EPA has been sending up spy drones to count cows in feedlots in Nebraska and Iowa. And who knows what else they've been checking out? It's outrageous. I'll leave it up to the many sharp legal minds on Ricochet to explain -- or rail against -- this kind of encroachment.
Out here in the fly-over states, we are sometimes accused of being the embodiment of the "black helicopter crowd." Maybe there's something to that, since there are so many federal agencies running our land and lives. But when you find out the EPA has hundreds of armed federal agents and now they're using spy drones to intimidate ranchers... what is one to think?