This is one to write to your Representatives about. In the ongoing spirit of the nanny state, the kindly, benevolent federal government wants to control our food supply. The new House Bill 875 will effectively federalize all sources of food, from the smallest farm (and potentially even smaller — our own gardens) to the largest factory farm. Here’s some discussion on the subject. Here’s another article. And here’s another; this one has contact info and a suggestion for how to contact people and talk about this issue.
To be honest, HB 875 (and I believe there may be other bills along this line) terrifies me. I grew up on a nice-sized acreage with a LARGE garden, and my grandparents owned a farm. As long as I can remember, I’ve had home-grown food we saw to ourselves, animal and crop — at least up until my parents passed away and it was necessary for my sister and I to sell. The idea that Americans could potentially be blocked from growing our own food is incomprehensible to me.
I wonder about the alleged contamination issues that have been raised over the past few years. I wonder how real they were and how many real people were hurt. These are the kind of “issues” that make this legislation even remotely possible. I wonder if there is a journalist out there with significant courage and honesty to investigate this. Somehow, I don’t think so. Most of them seem to be in the “boat” with our current government to the point that they wouldn’t even be interested in looking into this — wouldn’t see any reason to.
In the meantime, there is a petition here — please consider signing this and asking the government to leave our food alone. Better still, it’s worth looking into the state sovereignty movement, and asking the federal government to do what it’s supposed to do (militia, treaties, etc.) , and letting us run our states. If your state hasn’t passed a motion, considering writing your state reps and the governor of your state to encourage it. Do you have any idea how much more money would be available at the state level if federal spending was pushed back to the things that the federal government should be legitimately doing and letting the states run things? (Probably we wouldn’t have funded AIG, to begin with).
Considering prophecy, I don’t know if this can be stopped. But it’s worth a try.