MORRISON: Water - The Essence of Life

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

By Joyce Morrison (
The Illinois Leader

OPINION - A global tax on water? That will never happen.

Why should we in the good old USA pay a “global” tax on our water?

Keep in mind that water is one of the “global commons.” If you don’t know what that means, a simple search will take you to the answers.

A one-cent tax on water worldwide has been introduced at the alternative World Water Forum in Geneva Switzerland. A plan has been devised to equalize the global distribution of water. This tax is being promoted as a way to avoid the use of private funding for "Water for Life."

Note the phrase “equalize the global distribution.” In other global documents you will see the phrase, “the redistribution of wealth.” Is there a plan for the U.S. to be equalized by redistribution with 3rd world nations?

The United Nations will launch it’s global campaign called “Water for life” as a result of a two-day Alternative World Water Forum according to a report in Yahoo News on March 20. A global water parliament is expected to hold it’s first meeting in Brussels next year and would establish the rules to assure the equitable distribution of the vital resource,” according to the Geneva report.

Those who follow the needs of 3rd world nations know there are regions where there is no safe drinking water for the people. In fact, the ADOPT/Rural Restoration organization has been participating in a project to raise funds to help with the digging of wells in some of these countries.

Many charitable organizations would welcome grants and contributions from wealthy corporations who are looking for a worthwhile tax write-off to help fund the efforts to provide safe drinking water.

To tax the world for this project would be the start of another slippery slope that could end in the United Nations controlling the water of the world..

Water has always been free in public places and drinking fountains readily available. In recent years we have seen people buying bottles of water paying high prices for water than for juice or soft drinks. Is this a trend that leads to de-sensitizing us to pay for all our water?

The song, Farmer and the Lord reminds us about how the farmer depends on the rain and the importance of water in the production of food.

Had no rain in so long that the fields are mighty dusty,

It's been so unbearable hot, that the kids are even gettin' fussy.

Now that grass down in the pasture should be knee high,

If we could just have a little shower, Lord, it might keep the cow from goin' dry;

The rest of the song with the music can be heard at:

“As the U.N.’s Agenda 21 continues its mission to control all the world’s natural resources, which actually means all land and water…….. ” is part of a quote taken from a recent article by Nancy Levant which explains some of the United Nations plans for the world.

It has long been known the environmentalists have been promoting a reduction in the world’s population as they fear we are over-populated and consuming all the earth's resources. If promoting abortion and homosexuality have not worked to decrease the population in the United States, then apparently it is time to introduce euthanasia as they have in Holland.

"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 per day," said Dr. Jacques Cousteau

"I suspect that eradicating small pox was wrong. It played an important part in balancing ecosystems.” wrote John Davis, editor of Earth First Journal.

“….till Euthanasia do you part?” is the title of a cartoon book by Wayne Stayskal with a foreword by Cal Thomas published in 1993. The cartoon sketch is a bride and groom entering their vows of marriage.

Sadly to say it is no longer a cartoon and the bride died because her husband believed in euthanasia and denied her the essence of life…“water.”

The deaths of Terri Schiavo and the Pope have filled the news. In one instance food and water was taken away to deliberately cause the death, but in the case of the Pope who believed in the sanctity of life, every effort was made to sustain him with the provision of liquid nourishment until he was taken in God’s time.

Have we crossed over the line? Angela Michael of Small Victories Ministry has a sidewalk ministry at the Hope Abortion Clinic in Granite City Illinoisand recently wrote about the Schiavo death being the “Roe vs. Wade” of the Euthanasia crowd.

Lawyer George Felos described Terri in her fifth day of dying as a picture of "peacefulness and her face was actually glowing,” Michael said. “What could be glowing about parched lips and dehydrated skin?”

The Hemlock Society just scored a major win and another Kavorkian goal has been met. Now, no one is safe…..especially with global control of our water.

Christians should be especially sensitive to the importance of water because it is written that Jesus is the living water and that “whosever drinks of this water shall never thirst again.” But in death, even Jesus desired a drink of water and He too was denied.

Many states are sneaking through legislation that would meter the wells on private property. They use phrases such as “volume monitoring” that slip by the average reader. If they said “we want to put a meter on your well,” people would protest.

The State of Washington proposed a permit (tax) be obtained before collecting rainwater. (SB 5113)

Missouri passed HB1433 last year opening the door for metering private wells. It came in the form of a sewage proposal establishing a watershed in a nine county jurisdiction. Legislators contend they were not given the full bill where it spoke of “volume monitoring” when they voted. Actions are underway to repeal this bill in full.

We are increasingly feeling the pressure by the government to take control our water? Why? Are they honoring United Nation’s mandates?

What a frightening thought that the very essence of life could be controlled to the point that our very existence is threatened.

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Joyce Morrison
Joyce Morrison lives in southern Illinois. She is a chapter leader for Concerned Women for America and she and her husband, Gary, represent the local Citizens for Private Property Rights. Joyce is Secretary to the Board of Directors of Rural Restoration/ADOPT Mission, a national farm ministry located in Sikeston.

She has become a nationally-recognized advocate for property rights.


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