C4L Emergency Alert!!! Cloture Vote 11/17 On S. 510 "Food Safety Modernization Act"Submitted by Thomas on Mon, 11/15/2010 - 20:28
November 15, 2010
Dear Friend of Liberty,
A critical cloture vote is scheduled for this Wednesday, November 17, on S. 510, the so-called "Food Safety Modernization Act," which will open the floodgates for tyrannical federal bureaucrats to crush local producers of healthy food.
Click here to get contact information for calling, faxing, and emailing your senators today. Tell them to oppose S.510 on every vote - including cloture.
The statists in the Senate are banking on us not paying attention after the elections in order to ram another disgusting bill down our throats.
Don't fall for their rhetoric about a few provisions that supposedly address concerns of small-scale farmers; the FDA still has all the power it needs to shut down family farms on a whim.
In other words, it will be up to bureaucrats to decide whether or not local food production is decimated by federal regulations or shut down if the FDA has "reason to believe" the food on the premises is contaminated.
While family farms face greater scrutiny and increased costs, the government’s Big Agriculture allies will have no problem adjusting to the new rules.
In these tough economic times, S. 510 will drive up the costs of food production by adding more layers of government interference. Like Cap and Tax, which will guarantee higher energy bills, S. 510 will ensure you pay more to meet an essential need.
We know Congress won’t be the one tightening its belt: Section 401 of S. 510 authorizes nearly $1 billion to grow the government’s reach and calls for over 17,000 new bureaucrats to be hired through fiscal year 2014 (just for starters).
The bill also grants blanket authority for federal agencies to impose international guidelines and standards on domestic food producers - giving agencies authority to harmonize all American food production and processes in line with the globalist Codex.
Well-intentioned amendments to this rotten bill are not enough to make it anything other than unconstitutional.
It should be noted that Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Richard Burr (R-NC) coordinated to reach a "bipartisan" agreement earlier in the year to forge ahead with the otherwise stalled bill.
If you are a constituent of any of these senators, they especially need to hear from you.
Don't let the statists empower their Big Agriculture allies and destroy reputable food producers like the independent family farm, where the free market works every day to provide the public with healthy choices.
Click here to get contact information for calling, faxing, and emailing your senators today!
Tell them to oppose S.510 on every vote - including cloture.
P.S. The cloture vote is scheduled for this Wednesday. Make sure your senators hear from you today. Urge them to follow Senator Tom Coburn's lead and oppose the bill.
(edit by Thomas: Please spread this all over the internet wherever you can;blogs,facebook,myspace,craigslist,your mailing list,news chat rooms...wherever you can as we only have until tomorrow and I for one sure do not want to have to face down the DHS over this in my backyard. http://www.naturalnews.com/030418_Food_Safety_Modernization_... )