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2016/07/21

Basin man championed by Oath Keepers sentenced to 18 months in prison; must pay $130,000 in restitution

MISSOULA – Joseph David Robertson carried a copy of the United States Constitution in his back pocket as he walked into U.S. District Court on Wednesday, a gift from a member of the Oath Keepers.

About 50 members and sympathizers of the group formed to battle perceived government overreach showed up to support Robertson as he was sentenced in Missoula Wednesday for polluting federal waters.

The 77-year-old Basin man had run afoul of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers for discharging dredged and fill material when he was digging a series of ponds on land north of Basin.

Since discovering the ponds in 2013, officials told Robertson he was breaking the law and needed to stop digging them, consult with experts and acquire a permit. Instead, Robertson continued to build, saying the ponds are used to water his horses and fight wildfires in the area.

“Why do we get punished for protecting our community? How did all our laws get turned around like this?” he told U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy at Wednesday’s hearing..

Molloy ordered Robertson to spend 18 months in jail. When he is freed, he must pay almost $130,000 in restitution to the U.S. Forest Service to restore the damage caused by the ponds, several of which were on government property.

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… the judge said it is difficult to determine how the phrase “waters of the United States” in the Clean Water Act should be interpreted. The U.S. Supreme Court most recently offered a fractured decision with no majority agreeing on a definition or test.

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Read more at Helena Independent Record

So, it is a penalty and a tax.


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New Obama czar will hunt ‘right-wing’ extremists – October 15, 2015
American citizens seen as possibly more threatening than Islamic jihadists…

“So what Americans are facing here, these are bureaucrats making rules …Congress is not voting on it. There is no representative government going on here. This is autocratic rule by oligarchy.” — John W. Whitehead

Based on Obama’s comments and the actions of his administration, we can only guess who else will get slapped with the “extremist” label. It won’t be “Black Lives Matter, The New Black Panthers or Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, who are all imploring their followers to “stalk and kill” all Caucasians and especially cops who have killed criminal black suspects.

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