Protect the Water of Dearborn County

The Sun Sets on Dearborn Co
A disturbing situation plays out in one community after another. A water supply is contaminated. A community is kept in the dark while a widespread health crisis emerges. Scientists establish an undeniable link, but the community is forced to fight with the very officials entrusted with their protection. Sometimes the officials face justice, but the community is always devastated; courts can’t cure cancer or reverse nerve damage.

The fate of such communities depends on outside intervention – usually a news agency with a sphere of influence larger than the local government. Even so, resolving a water crisis can take a decade. Imagine your entire childhood being overshadowed by suspicious illnesses and fears about loved ones. And now imagine that you could prevent everything. Imagine that you could identify the threat to the community before it poisoned its first victim. Imagine that you have the knowledge and ability to devise a solution that protects everyone from harm, and even revitalizes the area with an economic surge of hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. Would you speak up?

Imagine that you tell your local leaders, who assure you they’re taking action, but secretly aren’t. What else can you do? Imagine that you go to the news and discover that no one will dare to speak. Imagine that in your frustration you somehow scream loudly enough that your message reaches the public anyway – only to find that now… now you’ve made the officials angry.

Suddenly the news is willing to speak, but the article doesn’t contain your evidence & information. It doesn’t mention your potential to benefit the community. It contains only fabrications about you and those working with you.

So imagine that all your efforts to help your community are undermined. You have been cast as an enemy of the very people you’re trying to protect. You are facing an enemy much larger than yourself. The crooked businessmen sit on the board of a bank holding, while you have no resources with which to fight. Are you beaten or do you just have nothing left to lose? I don’t have to imagine what my answer would be – this is my reality.

Never forget that people exist in every community with the ability to lie to your face so convincingly that you love them for it. Never forget that there are people who would deplete the community coffers for their own personal bag of gold. The snake may have a silver tongue, but he is venomous all the same.

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