EPA Smacked: The Good Guys Win One

Michael and Chantell Sackett

Michael and Chantell Sackett

Great news! In this day and age when the anti-American Leftists win too many battles over their fellow American’s freedom, the good guys finally won one yesterday in the U.S. Supreme Court.

I’ve told you before about Chantell and Michael Sackett who bought some land and were beginning to build their dreamhouse…when the EPA came in and shut them down, claiming their quite dry land was a “wetlands” and therefore “protected” (read: confiscated by the federal government). The EPA wouldn’t even give them legal recourse to fight the ruling, so they took off in a different legal protection several years ago, and have finally received a measure of justice (after years of harassment by government tyranny).

This is one of the most clear illustrations you will ever see on why the EPA is a tyrannical organization that should be completely abolished.

Remember the Declaration of Independence? The center of that document is the part few people think of, yet it is equally important to all the rest, as it outlines the reasons why the American colonists felt compelled to go up against the most powerful government on earth.

…He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures…

…He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance…

Sadly, in our complacency and ignorance, we have come to allow our own American government to come to treat us more shabbily than even King George did.

With regard to environmentalism run amok like this, God gave this planet to humanity for our benefit, with instructions to be good stewards of it. We were never meant to be subservient to it or of secondary importance to it. This is the kind of oppression and insanity you get when you depart from a Christian worldview.

Woodrow Wilcox


We can no longer afford to sit back and indulge the Marxists in our population and in our government. We the people must rise up and DEMAND a return to constitutional government–demand it with our phone calls and letters, demand it with demonstrations, and demand it with hard-fought campaigns to support constitution-respecting candidates at all levels of government.

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • WXRGina

    Thank the Lord for a bit of good news!  I’m really glad to hear this!

  • retiredday

    Thank you Bob, for following up on this story.  I guess now the Sacketts are free, not to start building their house, but to start the legal proceedings of fighting the EPA in court to get the permits to build, right?    

    • I haven’t researched “what’s next” as closely as I would have liked to yet. My understanding is that this court battle only dealt with the fact that the EPA was harassing them without any legal recourse to contest that holdup and the accompanying threat of huge fines. From what I understand, it is still theoretically possible that the *^@#!s at the EPA could come back and try to hammer them with a full injunction of some type that allows them legal recourse….and the whole mess could potentially start over again.  I’d like to think, “No, surely the EPA has learned their lesson over this” or “No, surely even they are human enough to realize the Sackett’s have been through enough already”…but then I remember that we’re talking about Leftists here, and things like compassion and fairness are alien concepts to them. We can hope and pray, though.