Back in the 1970s, some California leaders forecast the state’s population and agricultural growth over the next few decades and knew that they would have to take certain measures to build up the state’s water reservoirs and a system of conduits to move water around efficiently to meet the growing population’s growing demands for water. But extreme liberals who held positions of power conspired with environmentalists to tear down all of those plans with laws, regulations, and lawsuits. So those who had sought wise counsel encouraging them to build dams, irrigation systems, reservoirs, and desalination plants saw all of their plans scrapped for the sake of upholding the extremist liberal agenda.
Then on top of that, liberals added to the already high agricultural demand for water their demand for legalization of medical marijuana for the sake of all those “poor sick people” who would die if they couldn’t get their hands on some pot. Thus, pot farms formed and expanded.
Failing to fix the demands on water, which they knew 40 years ago would cause problems, have now come back to bite them in the rear with the fourth year of their severe drought. As if they weren’t suffering enough from a crisis of their own making, liberal lawmakers are now discovering that the liberal pot farmers are cutting corners illegally and taking advantage of legal loopholes to beef up their pot crops with a huge amount of water usage. Personally, I’ve never known anyone associated with growing, distributing, or using pot to be totally trustworthy or truthful, but when you seek ungodly counsel like liberals do so often, discernment and morals tend to be disregarded. So the pot farmers they fought for have come back to bite them in the rear by making the crisis they created more difficult for everyone in the state. Now lawmakers are pushing for measures to rein them in, but not for the sake of the people. Their main concern is negative effects on the wildlife.
But do you think California liberals will actually change their liberal views due to their liberal failures? Fat chance. But it serves as a reminder of why the Lord teaches us throughout his word to seek wise, godly counsel and to use discernment. King Hezekiah is one good example. He sought to reverse the policies of his pagan father so Judah could prosper, using the prophet Isaiah as one of his many godly counselors. As Judah prospered and grew, Hezekiah built up his water reservoirs to preserve and expand Judah’s economy even more (2 Kings 20:20).
God wants us to avoid the pitfalls of life and to enjoy what he blesses us with, because living in a fallen, sinful world is hard enough as it is.
Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. Psalm 1:1-3
Source: Brittany Patterson, California’s 50,000 Pot Farms Are Sucking Rivers Dry, ScientificAmerican.com, July 3, 2015.