I’m just going to dive head first into this topic cause it’s been bothering me for a while, and I need to get it off my chest.
We can go to jail for being caught with a plant we aren’t supposed to have, or for collecting water that falls out of the sky.
Let that soak in a bit.
Nine tenths of the law is possession, so the story goes. So who owns the rain and plants, thus having the authority to say who can do what with them? You patent and take ownership of things you have created, both tangible and intangible. But no one can claim rights to something that was on this earth long before any of us were. These things don’t belong to anyone; so why are we allowing any entity to claim ownership?
I’m not religious, but I find allot of irony in the fact that the Bible says God basically created everything for man. So how did the government get the authority to change that? Banning us from using all of nature to the fullest is not a government looking out for its people. That’s a government set on control and power.