Is Water a Basic Human Right?

waterIn America, we get to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as a basic set of rights. We also get to breathe the air without having to pay. Our water is also “free.”

Yes, we are willing to pay the water company to deliver it into our houses in clean pipes and meter it. We are not really paying for the water, but its delivery.

How would we feel if a company stepped in and took that right away from us? Now we need to pay for water.

That’s exactly what Nestlé is trying to do. At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right.

If water is not a universal right, how about air?

Check out this article. It makes my skin crawl. This is something we ALLOW to happen. Like sheep we stand and watch how our rights get taken away, and we gladly buy bottles of water that cost more than soft drinks in the United States, or wine in France, by volume.

The only way to stop this is to stop buying bottled water. I drink out of the tap – I honestly can’t tell the difference. Now, besides the cost of bottled water, I have another reason: Stopping Nestlé.

How would the world work if all food was controlled by Monsanto and all water by Nestlé?