Obama Assault on Food Liberty
Obama Declares War on American Farmers
Well, it happened.
This past Tuesday, President Obama signed HR 933 into law and officially gave one company the right to poison your food — without ever having to fear legal action.
Hidden in the text of the Farmer Assurance Provision of HR 933, you can find a biotech rider that gives Monsanto the freedom to contaminate any farm in the United States without any type of legal accountability.
Heather Callaghan over at Activist Post spelled out the whole evil agenda perfectly. In regards to what has been called "The Monsanto Protection Act," Callaghan writes:
The USDA already gives biotech companies like Monsanto the thumps up, trusting Monsanto's own safety evaluations. Now the court system cannot intervene, which could prove detrimental to farmers who are sued by Monsanto for patent infringement when their GM seeds contaminate those farmers' fields.
Callaghan also noted that, interestingly enough, President Obama and his family regularly enjoy non-GMO organic food from the White House garden.
Of course, this should come as no surprise...
After all, the president has gone out of his way to hire former Monsanto employees to run high-level food safety offices.
Conflict of interest?
Not when you have enough money to buy access to a sitting president...
As pointed out in a recent piece in the International Business Times, this sets a precedent that suggests court challenges are now a privilege, not a right.
Just the Beginning...
While the suits over at Monsanto sip celebratory champagne and feast on the remains of liberty, independent farmers all over the United States are now being investigated and harassed by government thugs.
You see, last year Obama issued the "National Defense Resource Preparedness" executive order, which basically gives any sitting president the authority to seize any farm or food source, so long as it's done in an effort to promote national defense.
And you better believe if such a situation were to arise, it won't be some limp noodle bureaucrat driving up a dirt road with a briefcase full of papers to sign. No, these guys will be trained and armed.
In any event, in an effort to keep tabs on all the food sources the president now has the freedom to raid, the USDA has just mailed a census form to every American farmer.
Each farmer must fill out this census. Failure to do so will result in personal visits from government agents.
My friends, take a look at some of the information required by these census forms:
Number of acres owned
Number of acres irrigated
Exact number of acres grown and harvested for each individual crop
Grain storage capacity
Details on the dollar value of direct sales for human consumption
Names and descriptions of all farm operators
Details of Internet access
The moral of this story: If you can buy access to the White House, you can do whatever you want. If you're a hard-working farmer without a direct line to the Oval Office, your farm can be confiscated at any time.
Our founding fathers — many of whom were farmers themselves — would be disgusted to see what has happened to the great democracy they created.
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Fourth Amendment Saved
Of course, it wasn't all bad news this week...
You may remember last year, when I first told you about an incident involving law enforcement searching the perimeter of a Florida man's home without a warrant.
In 2006, after police got a tip that there was illegal drug activity going down at Joelis Jardines' home, they took a drug-sniffing dog to the front porch of the house where the K9 alerted for drugs.
However, the Florida Supreme Court determined the dog sniff served as an illegal search and could not be used to justify a warrant.
As was pointed out in that case, allowing such a thing to occur would give law enforcement the right to walk up and down suburban neighborhoods, go up to each door, and see if K9 dogs were alerted to contraband.
Well, it looks like the Florida Supreme Court's decision will hold up.
On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled police must obtain a warrant before allowing drug-sniffing dogs onto private property.
In response to the ruling, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote:
At the amendment's very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion. This right would be of little practical value if the state's agents could stand in a home's porch or side garden and trawl for evidence with impunity; the right to retreat would be significantly diminished if the police could enter a man's property to observe his repose from just outside the front window.
We therefore regard the area "immediately surrounding and associated with the home" — what our cases call the cartilage — as part of the home itself for Fourth Amendment purpose.
Live honorably, live free...
Jeff Siegel for Freedom Watch