"The members get the food that rightfully belongs to them, and it's been that way for the last 10 years. I feel very strongly that individual families should have the right to choose what they want to eat."
-Vernon Hershberger, Dairy Farmer
Freedom to eat what one wants would seem to be a pretty basic American virtue- A person can eat what they like to eat. Does the government feel the same way? In a word, no. The new bureaucrats that rode into Washington with Obama in particular are fanatics of the nanny-state.
Infamously, during the confirmation of Supreme Court member Elena Kagan, Sen. Tom Coburn asked Kagan if the government had the right to tell Americans what they could and could not eat. Amazingly, she pauses and declines to answer because clearly she is yet another control-freak, busy- body, government statist. They care nothing about freedom and everything about control. Sadly, there are people throughout the land who feel as she does- that people need to be corralled by government; regulated like another commodity or piece of livestock.
Government statists care even less about doing the right thing. In the above video, Kagan states rather nonsensically, that it would be "foolish" to strike down meaningless or stupid laws because they are stupid.
Instead of using a common sense approach to enhance freedom, "laws" are warped and twisted to benefit large corporations close to government officials. The big loser in this struggle is the people whose health suffers as the government bloats their police state personnel in the losing battle of prohibition.
For years, the government has been trying to shut down producers of raw milk. Not only has producing raw milk been extremely profitable for some farmers, it has improved the health and immune systems of their customers. This is a double whammy against the tyrants who would like only a few large corporations to control all the business people to eat bad food, be sick all the time, and get stuck with every syringe-filled vaccine available.
Appararently even when something is legal in many states, prevents the spread of aggressive cancers, and has properties found in human breast milk, it is still worthy to be classified as a Schedule I drug aloing with cocaine and heroin. Obviously, for the super-cops at the Drug Enforcement Agency, their stupid jobs are more important than putting an end to cancer.