President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
President draws wrong conclusion (again)
King Canute famously ordered the sea to recede, in an effort to demonstrate the limits of royal (and human) power. Obama, on the other hand, sees the assertion of executive authority over all our waterways as just another day at the office.