Michael and Chantell Sackett have waited for well over a decade to learn whether the federal government would allow them to build a home on land they own. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
How is that possible in America? Thats easy. America might be the land of the free and the home of the brave in the national anthem, but its in the stranglehold of the administrative state everywhere else.
Land and water might be different to most people. Indeed, we have it on good, long-standing authority that they are and that their separate nature is good. Just read Genesis 1:9-10 (King James Version: And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters He called the Seas, and God saw that it was good.)
The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers mustnt have read that. They claimed that the Sacketts land in Idaho is actually a water of the United States under the Clean Water Act, even though their land is not connected to an ocean, lake, river, or stream. Only a lawyer (or maybe a heathen) could make that argument.