Friday, April 13, 2012

Controlling Your Access to Food

There are a number of "unrelated" laws passed, decisions made and actions taken that apart from each other make little to no sense at all. Taken together however, it seems that the Federal Government wants to control the access each one of us has to food and water. Yes, I know that sounds crazy, but consider these points:

1. The recent ruling by Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler that an American citizen does not have the fundamental right to grow or eat food they have grown. These are his exact words:

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;”

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice…”

What possible reason can the judge have for this ruling? That you or I can produce food from our animals/garden, but we do not have the right to eat it?

2. The laws recently being enforced about collection of rainwater for gardening or livestock use. Though these laws have been around for a while, it is only recently that they have been systematically enforced because in the government's eyes, rainwater belongs to them.

3. Senate Bill S510 prohibits, or can be easily interpreted as prohibiting each American from growing, using, trading or eating food grown by them. Dr. Shiv Chopra is one of the opponents of this new law and has been quoted as saying:

“If accepted [S 510] would preclude the public’s right to grow, own, trade, transport, share, feed and eat each and every food that nature makes. It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.”

I've read this bill, and the language is difficult to understand as it is in typical legislative legalese. Essentially, what I gathered is that if you are growing your own food, you would need to be able to trace back every egg to every chicken that laid it, what time it was laid and where. Every tomato would receive similar treatment which vine of which plant and when was it picked. If you did not have this information, you would not be able to use food as commerce or trade. Local Farmer's markets would eventually become non-existent.

4. The Feds War Against Milk - Farmer Dan Allgyer's farm was under surveillance for a year. Feds swarmed the place one day more than a year ago to "prove" that Farmer Dan was selling raw milk. He was questioned, harassed, and threatened with arrest. One federal officer noted a truck that was leaving the property and hastily took out after it. Since his vehicle wasn't equipped with lights or sirens, he had local police pull the truck over so he could, without a warrant search it. Nothing was found. It's too bad Farmer Dan wasn't making semi-automatic weapons instead of milk, the Feds might have bought them to sell to Mexican drug cartels.

Why all of these incidents? Because raw milk is bad? Because rainwater belongs to the government? Because we don't have the fundamental right to do with as we please with our own private property? Or, could it be that the Fed is aware of a time that is coming where access to food will be limited? That if there is a large population of people living off the land there will be that many more citizens who are not dependent on Government for sustenance? What is happening in this country when killing your own unborn child is just fine, but selling or drinking raw milk prompts a Federal raid?


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