In order to live we need air to breathe and water to drink.
In order for businesses to make money they must figure out ways to make us pay for the air we breathe and water we drink.
Sadly those two statements are true. But even sadder is the fact that Government is on the side of the businesses.
In the town of Huntington Long Island and more specifically the aptly named area known as Cold Springs Harbor there is a fight going on over one half of our life's needs, water.
For years the people of Cold Springs Harbor have enjoyed that pure cold liquid life emanating from the pipes they set up that tap into a natural spring deep below the town.
Sensing a new revenue stream Suffolk County cut the pipes under the guise of 'health concerns.'
Preying on the fears of the public has become the modus operandi of Government and this is a perfect place to tap into that with the hint that the water is unsafe.
But the glass is not even half empty in this case. By shutting down the natural faucet the County is threatening to further drown the people of Cold Springs Harbor in more taxes.
"The water is unregulated," they stated which is government speak for not taxed.
But their stream of consciousness became more obvious when they added that the tapping of the well was unauthorized! In other words the towns people were stealing? And just how does the local government determine the owner of the natural spring?
Residents at a town meeting claimed that the spring is a historic landmark and should be protected. Unfortunately this time that means from the government.
Town Supervisor Frank Petrone tried to calm the raging rapids of rancor by saying he wanted to get to the bottom of the issue. He went on to say, "Do you think we want to cut this off?"
Uh, yeah! We do think that, yes!!!
How much will it take to reopen the tap?
If we compress the name of the town Cold Springs Harbor into the acronym CSH we see that the issue boils down to only one thing. To reopen the spring add an A just after the C!