A Texas* Department of Water representative pulled up to a sprawling ranch and approached the leery old ranch owner. In a haughty, authoritative voice he announced to the rancher, “I need total access to this place to inspect for water allocation compliance.”
The Water representative pulled out his ID card and growled, “Mister, I have the full authority of the great state of Texas with me. You see this card? This card means I am allowed to go wherever I wish on any agricultural land, including anywhere on your place. Have I made myself clear? Do you understand?”
The old rancher shrugged his shoulders but said nothing. He then nodded politely, and went about his work.
A short time later, the old rancher heard a commotion and bellowing, loud screams and turned to see the Water Rep running for the gate, followed closely by three huge, angry bulls. The bulls’ thundering hooves were gaining on the Water Rep with every step.
The old rancher immediately threw down his tools, ran to the fence and shouted out to the terrified Water Rep,
“Your card! Show ‘em your card!”
*replace with the name of any state befitting your own personal bias or animus!
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