JT Coyote: A war on farmers?
On August 23rd, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to fellow founder John Jay, the following: “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to its liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.”
This quotation by Jefferson bespeaks his view of an agrarian based America. In this and other letters, he lays out his vision of what America should become – essentially, a prosperous, self-sufficient nation of free individuals in all aspects; providing among, other essentials: nutritional, educational, technological and spiritual sustenance for itself as well as for export around the world. It must be said here that from time to time in our nation’s history, some small portion or other of Jefferson’s dream was realized, but as yet not fully.
There have always been power interests seeking to centralize and control the immense wealth of this nation, to the detriment of the people. The power behind all of this centralization, this globalization if you will, is always the same – the Global Imperial model, in the hands of the corporate banker kings. Today these interests are firmly entrenched in the federal government of the United States. The same elitist machine America supposedly defeated in our war for independence, went underground to wage a covert war of infiltration and subterfuge against us. A cold war that had been planned long before the ink was dry on Cornwallis’ signature when he surrendered to General Washington at Yorktown.
Jefferson and the other founders were aware of this. They understood that if the American people were invested with the right to own property, from which they could sustain themselves – the people would fight to preserve and defend it as the very embodiment of the Constitution which preserves that right. The question was, would the people be able to grasp the idea that the war was not over, that it would never be over, would they understand that there would always be a crafty intelligence consolidating in the world, those who would pursue power, control and gain, by any means, by imposed taxation, and toil, the very enslavement of others.
Today in Congress, the Senate is poised to pass Senate Bill 510, (S.510) The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. A malignant misnomer that hides the most draconian legislation regulating food and its production one could possibly imagine – aimed directly at the small farmer and rancher. If passed it will effectively shut down small business farms and ranches, to the point of regulating with fines and jail sentences the sale and distribution of home-grown garden produce in small communities between friends – authorizing sting operations at the local roadside stands. This will force many small farmers to sell their holdings and move into cities further concentrating the nation’s population in urban areas which now hold 90 percent of the nation’s population. On the other hand, the bill loosens restrictions on large industrial food producers to bio-engineer crops and food animals, irradiate produce, and utilize genetically modified viruses designed to kill bacteria on filthily processed, tainted, or outdated meat products for sale.
If this legislation is passed, the old order of kings and dark-age feudalism will prevail. It will ensure the death of Jefferson’s dream of a self-sufficient nation founded upon liberty and self determination. If this isn’t enough to get the average American to pick up the phone and call their representatives, or at the very least e-mail them with your thoughts on this horrible piece of legislation, I don’t know what will.
Go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ and type in “The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act” and read it for yourself.
Summit County resident JT Coyote is an antique firearms expert, and writes for the free speech blog infowars.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.
Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User