The Valentine Constitution prohibits the exportation of fresh water, and products or crops requiring or containing copious amounts of fresh water. Here’s why.
Our Great Lakes contain 1/5 of the world’s fresh water; Lake Baikal, site of the Russian Olympics, 1/5; the Amazon River, 2/5; leaving the other 6.5 billion people to fight over the remaining 1/5. Nothing humans can do will prevent the death of 5 billion people from thirst and starvation over the next 20 years.
Irrigation wells are now deeper than 5,000 feet because our aquifer levels have dropped to 1/3 of their natural state and can no longer replenish themselves. Gas fracturing uses and contaminates vast amounts of water with drilling chemicals, then also contaminates the water in our aquifers when exploding the shale. Foreign tankers are sucking water out of our Great Lakes. Bottling companies are exporting water from our springs and lakes and rivers. Wall Street agribusiness is exporting our water in the form of crops. None are paying us anything for our water. All are making huge profits they spend on lobbying, campaign contributions, and 300 foot yachts.
Our water belongs to all Citizens and is not a commodity to be traded for profits at the expense of our very survival. Water is everybody’s #1 problem, but our press and politicians aren’t even talking about it, because they’re both owned by Wall Street.