Last I heard, the House was going to have to send this bill back to the Senate for another vote since it violated a procedural rule. Apparently that s what s
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, Dec 9, 2010
Last I heard, the House was going to have to send this
bill back to the Senate for another vote since it violated a procedural
rule. Apparently that's what's happened, so again we're battling this
obscene infringement on our liberty.
It's important to understand definitions when you're
dealing with government agencies. There's a reason why they use the words
they do. In food "safety" regulations, for example, language that was
used in the past required that "credible evidence" be present in order to
shut down a business because of a "safety hazard". In the new bill,
that has been replaced by a mere "reason to believe" that a violation or safety
hazard exists. I have a reason to believe that Santa Claus exists.
My parents told me he did! But he doesn't, and all the belief in the world
doesn't change that. Do you want to be treated like a criminal
because somebody "believes" you did something wrong? Beliefs require no
evidence, since they only exist in the mind of the believer.
Here in Washington State, our two fine senators are
putting 100% of their support behind this fascist bill. There seems to be
no getting through to them. Nevertheless, I'll register my opposition
with them once again, and I urge everyone here to do the same.
(NaturalNews) The U.S. government wants to know where
your greenhouse is. Under Senate Bill 510 -- which is now back in the hands of
the U.S. Senate after the House hid an amendment in an appropriations bill and
passed it last night -- American food producers would be required to register
their facilities with the U.S. government. The feds, it seems, want a
database of food growers so they know who to target for surprise inspections
(show me your papers!).
102. REGISTRATION OF FOOD FACILITIES. 18 (a) UPDATING OF FOOD CATEGORY
REGULATIONS; BIENNIAL REGISTRATION RENEWAL. Section 415(a) (2120 U.S.C.
"The registration shall contain an assurance that the Secretary
will be permitted to inspect such facility at the times and in the manner
permitted by this Act."
What this language shows is that the point
of registration is so that government agents can conduct surprise inspections
of food facilities. At least 4,000 new FDA
agents will need to be hired if this bill becomes law, greatly expanding the
FDA's agent presence in much the same way the
TSA expanded over the last few years.
Kangaroo courts for violators
Once an FDA inspection occurs, if the
government believes the food grower is producing anything that might pose
a risk to the public (and note carefully that "belief" is the only thing
required, not actual scientific evidence of harm), that food grower is then "suspended"
from producing food.
After that, they get dragged into a kangaroo FDA
court where a panel of FDA officials then decides their fate. This takes place
with no due process, no attorney, no Constitutional protections and no
rights whatsoever. This is, in every sense, a "King's court" where the King can
simply decide that you're guilty and put you out of business.
Here's the language in the S.510
"(2) HEARING ON SUSPENSION. - The Secretary shall provide
the registrant subject to an order under paragraph (1) with an opportunity for
an informal hearing, to be held as soon as possible but not later than 2
business days after the issuance of the order or such other time period, as
agreed upon by the Secretary and the registrant, on the actions required for
reinstatement of registration and why the registration that is subject to
suspension should be reinstated. The Secretary shall reinstate a registration if
the Secretary determines, based on evidence presented, that adequate grounds do
not exist to continue the suspension of the registration."
read this carefully? It means the Secretary (a bureaucrat) gets to decide who
can grow food and who can't. This is the FDA's kangaroo court, much like the
FTC's kangaroo court that's currently being used to destroy companies offering nutritional supplements and natural cancer cures.
Remember, too, the bill
abandoned actual science and now relies entirely on the FDA's "belief" to
determine which foods to recall:
SEC. 208. ADMINISTRATIVE DETENTION OF
FOOD. 23 (a) IN GENERAL. - Section 304(h)(1)(A) (21 U.S.C.24 334(h)(1)(A)) is
amended by (1) striking ''credible evidence or information indicating'' and
inserting ''reason to believe'';
So essentially what we have
here is a food tyranny bill that would hand a group of un-elected
bureaucrats who answer to no one the power to control virtually the entire U.S. food
supply. This is an agency, by the way, that is already responsible
for the deaths of millions of Americans (http://www.naturalnews.com/030461_S...).
those who say "S. 510 is no big deal, the
FDA won't abuse its power, this is just about safety" -- I say you have no grasp of the history of tyranny. The FDA has virtually never
taken action to protect the People. Its actions have consistently been shaped to
maximize the profits of the powerful corporations even at the expense of
the U.S. Congress would now seek to hand over control of our food supply to this
dangerous, rogue government agency is an obscene betrayal of the American
people. This is precisely why we must stand up and fight S.510 once again
to defeat it in the Senate where it is now schedule for yet another vote.
(Like a bad case of herpes, this bill just won't die, it seems...)
again, CALL your representatives in the House and the Senate. You can reach the
Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 and ask for your representatives by
By the way, just for the record, I am appalled at the lack
of action on this item by some so-called "health
freedom" organizations which appear to be doing absolutely nothing to
rally opposition to this bill. A few groups are fighting hard to oppose it
(NaturalNews, ANH-USA.com, Natural Solutions Foundation, etc.) but there are
several which appear to be sitting on the sidelines, doing nothing. I'm not sure
why. This is precisely the kind of issue that should have the entire health freedom community up in arms to protect our food freedoms.
Robert Scott Bell gets it, by the
way. So do the Vitamin Lawyer (Ralph Fucetola) and health freedom attorneys like James Turner and Jonathan
Emord. All the freedom-oriented people seem to understand how crucial this is to
maintain our food freedoms and keep the FDA out of our farms as much as
possible. If you think the FDA is bad now, just wait until they are granted yet
more powers (and funding) to unleash an army of thousands of new agents
who sweep across America, raiding small family farms (no, they're not
all exempted from this bill) and imprisoning raw milk producers.
is about to become the SS of food fascism. This is not an exaggeration.
Who would have thought, five years ago, that the TSA
would be reaching down your pants and feeling your genitals? Just imagine now
what the FDA will do with similar powers over your food and farms. Crudely put,
the TSA may be feeling your junk, but the FDA will have us all by the
Take action now to protect your food freedoms (or you will forever