"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority ... the Constitution was made to guard against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." - Noah Webster

"There is no worse tyranny than forcing a man to pay for what he does not want just because you think it would be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

Saturday, November 20, 2010

You Can't Eat That!

Ve vill tell you vaht you can eat, and ven you can eat it.  (German accents don't translate well in typing)

The Federal government can't just be satisfied to be able to dictate what lightbulbs you use, what kind of toilet you can have, what kind of car you can drive, what kind of job you can have. Oh no.  Now they are going to dictate what food is available to you, and how much, which in turn will naturally cause the cost to go up dramatically.

As if the so-called "Health Care" bill wasn't scary enough, which already passed by a purely Democrat vote - a first in history - and the threat of "Cap and Trade" waiting in the wings isn't enough to make you want to flee to some South American banana republic in order get more freedom, now the U.S. Senate is debating passage of a bill that will empower a bureaucracy of unelected, faceless thugs to decide what food you can grow yourself or trade with other Americans.  This is Senate Bill 510, and it is another breathtaking assault on freedom.

And while there are 14 Republicans who voted to allow debate on this bill, most of whom did so for the appearance of "bipartisanship," they probably haven't got a clue what's really in the bill.  I've been sending back letters and mailings from the RNC for over 15 years with replies telling them that they are nothing more than lack-luster, phony opposition to the Socialist Democrat party.  I've often said that the only difference between the Democrats and Republicans is that the Republicans want to drive us over the cliff at a mere 20 miles an hour, while the Democrats want to get us there at 90.

This S 510 bill is outrageous in it's hubris and arrogance.  Par for the course for Democrats.  They insist on controlling every aspect of your life, "for your own good," whether you like it or not.  Grow your own food?  We can't have that!  Buy organic, locally grown food that might not be licensed by Monsanto?  Are you insane?

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
- William Pitt

"Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
- Daniel Webster

 "We are the Federal Government, and we're here to help you. . . . Well, unless of course, there's a minnow or a rat or a worm or something endangered, then you are on your own.  Or unless of course, it interferes with our desire to control the population and enrich ourselves and those we deem worthy.  You see, you are too stupid to know what's good for you.  We created the FDA in order to test the safety and efficacy of drugs that you should be taking, and you people who think that you should be free to use foods and herbs to treat or cure your own conditions, well, that's just crazy, and you need to be stopped."

Yeah, Republicans have their faults.  Some of them have been just as corrupt as anybody else.  But in the last thirty years, as I have observed with my own eyes, it has consistently been the Democrats who lead the way in imposing the most blatantly un-constitutional, dictatorial, totalitarian, statist legislation.  Always in the name of "the greater good."  It's like we are living the novels "Animal Farm" and "Atlas Shrugs" all rolled into one.

Look into this bill, S510.  Ask your Democrat friends what they think about it.  Ask them how they can defend such stuff.  Imagine your home being raided by USDA agents with guns because you didn't first get a license and get inspected before you canned your own vegetables that you grew in your own yard.

It used to be we were in the process of this great republic dying the death of a thousand little cuts with razor blades.  Now the long knives have come out.  What are you prepared to do?

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