Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Now They Want To Track Your Veggies

Remember how Congress has been pushing to tag and track every single farm-type animal on your property via NAIS (link in sidebar)?  They're still trying.  And what's more, they are pursuing the same ideal for family farms and the like.

Connecticut Democrat Rosa DeLauro has introduced the "Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2009 (H.R. 875). Her bill will create a new food Safety Administration and give its administrator the authority to "conduct monitoring and surveillance of animals, plants, products or the environment" on every family farm, ranch, vineyard and fishing hole in the country. Moreover, the administrator can visit and inspect the property and demand that the owner present "papers and effects," and all records relating to food production.

There is nothing in this bill that requires the administrator show probable cause or that evidence be presented to a judge to secure a warrant for entry into the property. The Fourth Amendment explicitly prohibits government from entering private property without a warrant, "describing the place to be searched, and the persons or thing to be seized."

...Section 405 of the bill says that "the validity and appropriateness of the order of the Administrator assessing the civil penalty shall not be subject to judicial review."

Wow, I had no idea that they could (and would) pass laws contrary to the Constitution, and then state that the person in charge would be above any authority of the Judicial Branch of Government.  Amazing.

Is it wrong for me to think that a total destruction of our current system would be an improvement?  Maybe we could start over in a generation or so with people who have read and agree with the plan and intent of the authors of this great nation.



MamaJ said...

Hmmm, maybe we could all get on a boat and go find a new piece of land somewhere....

Rachel said...

Woooow.... I agree with MamaJ. I vote for a commune.

EllaJac said...

MamaJ, I'm pretty sure most pieces of land are claimed at this point. :) If I were Bill Gates, though, I might consider buying an island, and funding my own defense militia. :)

Rachel, while I'm not big into communism, I'll buy the cow if you milk it. We can share the milk, k? :)

Rachel said...

Exactly! My theoretical commune probably doesn't resemble actual communism a whole lot... :P

Anonymous said...

I just love your blog!
I'm so happy to see there really are other people out there who believe in the Constitution, simple living, and raising good Christrian children.

Cindy @ Kightland

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