Government Gone Wild!
By Susan Steffen-Kraft
The Freedom Center of Missouri, a relatively new public policy group in the Show Me State, for documenting the following list of outrages. Please note that all of these occurred the year of 2011. Such crackdowns are becoming more and more common.
Aug. 6: Massachusetts State police shut down the stand of a 12-year-old refugee from Fukushima, Japan, who was selling green tea he brought with him when he and his family evacuated after the tsunami.
(The 12 year old had no permit to sell his tea even though the town police had swung by and wished him good luck. Later that same day the Massachusetts State Police were the ones who a short time later shut the stand down. I guess they have nothing better to do with their time!)
Aug. 1: Police officers in Coralville, Iowa, ordered at least three sets of children to quit selling lemonade during the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa unless they first got a vendor’s permit and a health inspection. This is the first known example of a coordinated set of shutdowns at a single time.
Poor children! Now they will be discouraged. I guess the bike riders got no lemonade!)
July 19: In McAllen, Texas, authorities shut down a girl’s lemonade stand for failing to obtain a food permit and threatened a grandmother who protested with a $50 fine.
(Desperate for money are we?)
July 17: Police in Appleton, Wis., inform children that despite legally selling lemonade and cookies in their front yard during an annual city festival for the past several years, a new city ordinance bans these sales. The reason? To protect licensed vendors from competition. How’s that for a great example of how America works?
(The vendors must really be suffering because a few children are making money. Maybe they should make their product better!)
July 15: Cops in Midway, Ga., shut down a lemonade stand some children were running in their own front yard, saying the kids had to obtain a peddler’s license and a food license and pay $50 per day for a temporary business permit.
(Must be many are prejudice against lemonade! Maybe try limeade next time!)
June 16: A county inspector in Maryland closed a kids lemonade stand and fines the parents $500 for violating county law.
June 10: The Philadelphia Department of Health shuts down a lemonade stand operated by a cancer charity because it lacked a necessary permit and — get this — didn't install a hand-washing station.
(Gasp, uh as long as the hands of those selling the lemonade were clean! A cancer chaity no less, shut down! Well, I hope they had to explain this to the cancer victims.)
March 7: Officials in Hazelwood, Mo., said a cookie stand in a family’s driveway violated local ordinances and ordered an end to the Girl Scouts cookie sale.
(No cookies in that neighborhood I guess!)
Feb. 26: Georgia police demanded the closure of a Girl Scout cookie stand until the girls obtained a peddler’s permit.
(Peddlers use to go door to door so maybe that was the problem!)
Feb. 26: Savannah, Ga., officials determined that city ordinances require an end to a 40-year tradition of Girl Scouts.
(Somebody hates cookies!)
I daresay that should I dig into 2012 - 2013 I would find more incidents. However this was good enough for me! I think that the government has run amok and it is Government gone wild!
THEY WANT YOUR LEMONADE!
The town came back and ordered them to remove their garden in 7 days after the couple had invested 2,700 dollars in their garden which has helped the Mr. Beauchamp lose weight plus he was trying to help his high blood pressure. So now, the town besides only giving them seven days said that after those seven days they would fine them 300 dollars a day!
To top it off the town of Drummondville is moving forward with a new ordinance to remove and make sure no one can have front yard gardens. Thus, people because most of the backyards do not have enough light or enough room they will no longer have their home grown vegetables or have to move. Talk about control. I wonder how many grocery stores have paid off the town officials. It was not as if these gardens are not better then a bunch of junk cars or weeds. But there is more folks.
(Similar cases of home-grown food destruction have taken place in Georgia, Michigan, and New Jersey
As an example Denise Morrison in Tulsa, Oklahoma had over 100 species of herbal healing plants in her front yard. The city government came in and illegally destroyed this garden. They were sued and she won. She did not want to rely on handouts from the government and that is very admirable. She was feeding herself and also treating a variety of medical issues. Well, now, we can't have that can we? The lady was following the various codes. By the time they were done she could not feed or medicate herself. Really nice, right? I am being sarcastic of course.
According to a Mr. Halvington "the government telling us what we can do with our own property — that should never happen – In any economic downturn in the past history of the United States, the government has always encouraged the people to grow their own food, and so we want to continue with that movement." That movement is the Victory Gardens. Mr. Halvington is fighting back because he too was ordered to destroy his garden. This happened in Florida.
The pictures below are of Denise and her garden.
Touch my Raw Milk I will Touch Your Face! I have the right to choose what I drink. One cannot go out and drive drunk on raw milk. I am hurting no one by doing this.
Raw milk has many health benefits as in protecting against diarrhea, infection, rickets, tooth decay, and even tuberculosis. And the downside of this....well there is not any as long as their dairy is clean and the cows are healthy. The organic raw milk dairies are well monitored here in Idaho.
The FDA even runs an intimidation program against dairy farmers who produce raw milk. They dress up in FBI uniforms or other agency uniforms and show up at the farmers dairy to try and persuade them to stop producing raw dairy products. There are no warrants and it is done unlawfully. Their goal is to destroy all who produce these products from the raw dairy industry.
One dairy farmer was told that if he went public about their visit they would make sure his herd was destroyed by claiming his dairy had "mad cow disease!"
\Here is another sad tale of a raw milk farmer:
If they do this to him you could be next for something else.
The FDA is helping our government head into the total tyranny of We the People. I can have a choice to have an abortion but not drink raw milk. Isn't that peachy? I could go on and on about the war on raw milk and in defense of raw milk, but what it comes down to is this. My choice is to drink it! My choice, and they have no right to tell me otherwise.