Tipton calls for security of borders

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No Mr Tipton we are not calling for “more government.” We are calling for any government. Any at all. Any government that abides by the constitution. I will NOT vote for you nor UDALL. Udall and husseincare and giving AMERICAN GUN CONTROL TO THE WORTHLESS UNITED NATIONS. We do NOT need you Scott. You’ve done nothing but collect money and sit upon your ass.

Kudos to Gary Harmon (“Tipton calls for security of borders”) for chronicling “Tea Party” Congressman Scott Tipton’s resort to fear-mongering and falsehoods in Fruita.

Tipton admitted that “our current immigration system is broken”, but failed to define what he means by “security of borders” or explain why the $43 billion and doubling of the Border Patrol passed by the Senate on June 27, 2013, in the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” (S.744) is insufficient – much less why the House refuses to vote on it.

Instead, Tipton disingenuously claimed that “the House has passed a measure calling for the children to be reunited with their families in their home countries”, when – in fact – on August 1, 2014, Tipton voted for H.R. 5272, which would accelerate the deportation of thousands of non-Mexican unaccompanied minor refugees (many of whose relatives are already here) and 700,000
“Dreamers” (whose only “home country” is the U.S.).

Tipton demonstrated his utter lack of political courage by endorsing George Mollick’s preposterous tripe that “President Obama is committing murder by allowing the U.S. to be overrun by illegal immigrants”—when Tipton knows full-well that Congress (not the President) bears the primary Constitutional responsibility for “securing our borders”.

Moreover, Tipton’s all-too-familiar anti-government pandering still relies on the proven falsehood that “federal regulations are costing businesses $1.6 trillion annually”, an assertion authoritatively debunked in 2012 in “The $1.75 Trillion Lie”.

Tipton also failed to explain why he voted for H.R. 2667 on July 17, 2013 – authorizing delay of the ACA’s “employer mandate”, then voted for H.Res. 694 on July 30, 2014—authorizing Speaker Boehner to sue the President for delaying the “employer mandate”!

On October 1, 2013, Tipton voted for H.J.Res. 59 – which precipitated the “government shutdown” and cost our economy $28 billion.  Enough is enough!!!!

Gary Harmon’s report on Congressman Scott Tipton’s “Town Hall Meeting” in Fruita failed to mention Tipton’s misrepresentation of his own “water rights bill” (H.R. 3189).

After falsely implying that ski operators have an unrestricted “private property interest” in their water rights for snow-making, Tipton failed to mention that (for 31+ years now) the Forest Service has required ski areas to surrender snow-making water rights to the U.S. as a condition for obtaining permits to operate on federal lands it administers—so that the right acquired under Colorado law to “beneficially use” public water originating in National Forests remains dedicated to that original purpose.

Since 1983 (under Republican President Ronald Reagan), Forest Service permits required ski areas to title snow-making water rights in the name of the “United States” – ensuring that such water rights “run with the land” and cannot be privately transferred or sold for other purportedly “beneficial” (commercial) uses, to the potential detriment of successor ski operators, local communities, graziers, and/or the national forests themselves.

For twenty years thereafter, Reagan’s common sense policy was inconsistently enforced (but not “waived”), and some Colorado ski areas obtained water rights without so titling them. 

In 2004, Republican President George Bush’s Forest Service began requiring joint ownership of those water rights with the “U.S”., but “grandfathered” older non-compliant permits.  In 2011, President Obama’s Forest Service sought to restore consistency to that sensible policy by requiring compliance as a permit renewal condition.

Similarly, in rhetorically asking “Should it take an act of Congress to be able to rescind something that no one in Congress ever voted for?”, Tipton pandered to gullible locals’ apparent ignorance of the fact the previous Congresses routinely passed laws which expressly charged the executive branch with the task of formulating implementing regulations in compliance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

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