Jerry Decker, well-known invention advocate, is being a bit inconsistant. He openly urges people in his native to build and operate cloudbusters to end the drought there. This is open and public incitement to break the laws of the state of Texas. That state has a law that requires a permit to engage in weather modification. So urging people to do cloudbusting without such a permit is urging them to commit a crime.
But on his website, Jerry has posted:
Jerry Decker's Twitter Updates and breaking news
- illegal is ILLEGAL - Two Thirds Of Undocumented Immigrants Have Resided In U.S. For At Least Ten Years; http://t.co/SfCVmyFk about 4 hours ago
It seems Jerry is rather selective about which laws to uphold and which to ignore. He wants to enforce laws that criminalize immigration without permission from the government, but he wants his readers to ignore laws against weather modification without permission from the government.
Well, regardless of if he likes it or not, cloudbusting IS illegal in without a permit. There is a fine of up to $10,000 for violations and to obtain a permit, the applicant must demonstrate financial ability to compensate anyone who suffers any damages from the operation. Since the potential for damages from cloudbusting is a lot more than any but the richest individuals could pay, that means carrying insurance to cover potential liability.
Jerry and a lot of other people do not want to have to deal with such red tape and restrictions on their fun. They want to just dash right out and do whatever they please with the weather. This is self-centered and childish. These laws are not there because some officious individual in power decided to impose them on would-be cloudbuster operators out of sadism. They are there to protect the public from accidental side-effects of cloudbusting operations by people who might not know as much about cloudbusting as they think they do. And a reasonable adult would willingly comply with these reasonable laws, knowing they are there for a good reason and they protect the public.
Only a selfish, spoiled brat would advise everyone who reads his website to break reasonable and necessary laws. And only a hypocrite would do so at the same time he is calling for other laws, arguably far less justified and serving far less of a public purpose, to be more strictly enforced.
Jerry Decker is hypocritically inciting his readers to break laws which restrain him and other people like him, that is, those who want to control the weather, while at the same time, he is urging stricter enforcement of immigration laws, which would not affect him or people like him, that is, people who happen to have been born in Texas, but only those who happen to have been born in some other country.
And people who think like that are not what any country needs.
Please take the time to write Jerry Decker an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and remind him that cloudbusting is ILLEGAL in Texas, and that that law is not just an arbitrary one, but a much-needed law that protects a vital public interest, the protection of innocent victims from losses they might suffer from accidental side-effects of weather-modification operations. Urge him to stop inciting people to break this law by commiting illegal cloudbusting operations.
Please send me a copy of your e-mail to him for my files. Thank you.