Imagine if our local political leadership worked toward passing laws treating drug dealers similar to noxious weeds. Drug dealers are invasive, traveling county to county, crossing state lines. They distribute harmful poison in a faulty, careless and negligent manner. Their injurious poisons are changing and killing our young adults by biologically impairing rational thinking. Their contaminating poisons develop a brain disease that makes you too selfish to see the havoc you created or care about the people whose lives you have shattered. The heartache drug dealers cultivate for families is indescribable as someone they love turns into someone they don’t know. Meth and heroin addiction grows criminal drug addicts.
Daniel Webster determined, “Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow.” The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization. In the fall 2017 Oregon Department of Agriculture Pesticide Bulletin, notices of violations were announced. Part of the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Pesticides Program responsibilities is to investigate pesticide complaints, determine compliance with Oregon Pesticide Control Act, and initiate any administrative actions deemed necessary. Listed under ORS 634.372(4), Umatilla County Commissioner Larry Givens performed pesticide applications activities in a <URL destination="http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/shared/Documents/Publications/PesticidesPARC/PesticideBulletinFall.pdf">faulty, careless or negligent manner.
</URL>It reminds us that little duties neglected bring great downfalls.