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Feds succeed in destroying entire business of Amish raw milk farmer

(NaturalNews) It is with much sadness that we report the two-year war waged by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) against Pennsylvania Amish farmer Dan Allgyer has been a success. The Washington Times and others are now reporting that, following a ruling last month by Judge Lawrence F. Stengel that Allgyer could no longer ship raw milk across state lines, he is officially shutting down his entire Rainbow Acres Farm.

Provoking Allgyer to shut down his farm appears to have been the goal of the FDA all along, which back on February 4, 2010, conducted a gestapo-style raid on Allgyer's Kinzers, Penn., property to search for evidence that he was shipping raw milk across state lines.

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Another Amish Milk Criminal

In Wisconsin, 150 people showed up in support of another Amish farmer selling raw milk.

"Madison-based protestor Bill Anderson said that to him, the fight over raw milk is only part of a bigger issue with small Wisconsin farmers being pushed out by larger corporate businesses."

Asked if he was going to retain a lawyer, Hershberger, the Amish farmer, said, " “If you uphold your oath to the Constitution, then the motions speak for themselves,” Hershberger said. “There’s not much more to be said."

http://www.cornucopia.org/2012/03/raw-milk-protesters-turn-o...

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This is the exact type of story that saddens me entirely

That is :

the winning power of bureaucracy enforcing overkill policies against mostly harmless human activities.

But first and foremost, the utterly shameful underlying hypocrisy.

See, I have been a smoker for years. Been trying to quit a couple times, but always failed because I never really wanted to, I suppose. Luckily enough, haven't reached the point of chain smoking yet.

Now, I comply with all the anti-smoking laws or rules in public places, at workplace, everywhere. I just don't want to get a stupid outrageously expensive fine because of my even dumber addiction. I may be stupid, but not THAT stupid.

Also, being the father of a two year old at home, there is NO WAY for me to smoke indoors, and I'm fine with it ... my backyard or front porch in the evening past 11pm is enough.

There is just NO QUESTION about this between dear wife and I.

I am in the only smoker in my whole block/street it seems ... we had a concern when we moved in about how the neighbours would perceived me around with my cigarette addiction... eventually turned out to be no issue at all, just because, well, I don't bother anybody : no abandoned cig butts on the pavement, no smoke that cannot vanish in a couple seconds in a broad open space where I live, and where the trucks/SUVs/pickups' constant emissions are likely to be much higher than my couple smokes in the evening or the one at 7am when I head out for work.

But see ... follow my logic:

How come NOBODY cares at the FDA that I COULD be harm to my son if I DID chain smoke in my home?

How come NOBODY cares at the FDA about making ILLEGAL once for all of the tobacco industry business?

Shouldn't that BE MUCH more consistent than harrassing honest Amish folks who try to make a living out of a product that has been used FOR MILLENIUMS?

This is precisely the sort of fight against the Ennemies of Liberty that matters the most :

don't let their bureaucracy DECIDE FOR US what is right to eat, to drink.

if America does surrender on this sort of essential Liberty, it's also surrendering to the potential enslavement and large scale conditioning of an entire country by only the biggest corporate interests who would always win against the small, honest, decent, and natural People.

One day, they might decide as well that your local Taco or Burrito truck and guy's activity has become illegal and "dangerous".

Or your local baker. Or pancake maker. Or candy maker.

You'd only be allowed to buy and consume whatever dull, aseptic-processed, mainstream products of alienation would be put on the shelves of that next FEDmart to come.

Dear God,

Ron Paul 2012 !

QUICK !

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Liberty!

CUT A TRILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET THE FIRST YEAR-Ron Paul. I hope in the second year we get rid of the milk police.

Phone Number to Contact this Communist Judge

http://www.paed.uscourts.gov/documents/directry/directry.pdf

I found this link on a quick search.

Just called the first number, and talked with his rude secretary.

LAWRENCE F. STENGEL
3809 U.S. Courthouse
Patricia Cardella, Secretary/Civil Deputy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (267) 299-7760
Laura Buenzle, Courtroom/Criminal Deputy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (267) 299-776

I left him a message expressing my horror that he would support the tyranny of the FDA.

You good folks here, please call and express your outrage.

I just called Laura and left her a message expressing my disgust with MR. Stengle (not dignifying him with the title "Judge"), and said I was disgusted with anybody who supports his assault on our freedoms.

It's a sad day when I think now I might get a visit from the feds for sharing my displeasure with these tyrants.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

Good work Underdog

Thanks for the phone numbers.

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Why are there hardly any brave sheriffs around?

All that needs to happen is for this farmer's country sheriff to stand between him and the Feds, by saying:

If any of you red coat, terrorist FDA agents who want to harass Mr. Allgyer so much as step into my county I will arrest you. You are not welcome in my county.

The same goes for any federal agent, including the Pres. of the U.S. You all have no right or legal cause to harass this peaceful man who is engaging in the most basic of all freedoms, to sell milk to a willing buyer.

If you step on his property, I will arrest and imprison you for trespassing and a host of other charges.

Furthermore, why are there no state legislators who are stepping up to protect this man and his livelihood via the legal doctrine of NULLIFICATION???? Surely there are some RON PAUL supporters in PA????

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

WHY? Because we have become a

WHY? Because we have become a nation of cowardly sheep who like to vote in "nice" masters. It's our fault. We have done it to ourselves. Didn't the Judge end his last episode with "So long Amerika"?

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

HR 1830

Posted last month (www.dailypaul.com/205883/hr-1830-ron-pauls-bill-to-protect-f...):

"Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund asks for support of HR 1830, Ron Paul's bill to reverse the FDA's prohibition against the interstate transportation of raw milk for human consumption.

"Their site (www.farmtoconsumer.org/hr1830) hosts an on-line petition and provides a sample letter, as well as a link to e-mail, requesting that your Representative co-sponsor HR 1830.

"From their message this morning:

"Action Alert
"Urge your Representative to Protect Raw Milk

"The movement to protect raw milk in Congress is beginning to gain steam!

"Three Representatives have co-sponsored the raw milk bill originally filed by Ron Paul (R-TX): Chellie Pingree (D-ME), Tim Walberg (R-MI), and Tom McClintock (R-CA).

"If passed, HR 1830 would legalize the interstate shipment of raw milk and raw milk products for human consumption, reversing the FDA's current regulations that prohibit the interstate transport of raw milk for human consumption.

"The FDA has harassed raw milk farmers and buying clubs across the country under its current regulations, for example through its one-year undercover sting operation of an Amish farmer.

"We need HR 1830 to stop FDA harassment! We need more co-sponsors to help create pressure for a hearing on the bill and move it forward. Will you please help?"

You are officially a fascist nation

When it takes an act of congress to legalize milk.

Thanks Atrian Bell

I remember one recent speech Ron Paul gave in New Hampshire when he got the biggest applause when he mentioned protecting the right to drink raw milk.

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And here

I thought the commerce clause was to ease interstate trade, not hinder it. silly me.

mickey45

Hooray! Our brave protectors

Hooray! Our brave protectors have saved the public from yet another nefarious milk terrorist, hell bent on distributing his product to willing consumers everywhere. We can all sleep more soundly at night knowing that these paragons of justice are on the watch!

Al Milkaeda is no joke.

Sure terrorists can attack you with underwear bombs and box cutters, but they look like harmless children compared to the milk threat facing us all. Milk is so nefarious, it doesn't have to come get you...People are willingly drinking this liquid terror and paying money to do it! I don't want to raise my children in a world where I have to worry about a milk-dealer at school getting them hooked, and no Federal agents in sight to protect them! I know we all like to criticize the government a lot, but we can all agree they really have their priorities straight this time.

Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito

Don't tell anyone

but I have chickens. How long before that's illegal too???

Hope you don't live in Roswell, GA

ROSWELL, Ga. - A Roswell man known around town as the "chicken man" says he's now facing the prospect of being evicted from his home, which has been the focus of complaints from neighbors over the years.

Andrew Wordes tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that lenders foreclosed on his Alpine Drive home while he served jail time late last year. Authorities had ordered him to jail after accusing him of violating property codes.

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Roswells-Chi...

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It is always wise to cultivate good will with

one's neighbors. Without good will, the State will take over.

:)

Don't you know Big Brother wants to keep everyone safe?
Having chickens within city limits is terrorist activity.

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So chickens ARE already against the law?

Good thing my brood are quiet and don't bother the neighbors. I just went out to feed them and let them know they are all ILLEGAL CHICKENS. One cocked her head and gave me the side eye when I said it. The cops better not mess with her... she's a tough cookie.

Achtung!!

Dumkopf! Where are your chicken's papers!! Hmmmmm?

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

I have family members who are

"Go along to get along" types. They're afraid of the people who are supposed to be workimg for THEM / US. By this I mean afraid of police / courts..etc...I won't live in a place where I fear anyone or anything. To do so is beyond ridiculous.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

This is absolutely INSANE !!!!!!

If you didn't realize your country was being run by ardent communists, well it's time to wake up.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

Look on the bright side.

Now Dan Allgyer is free to travel the U S and talk to Americans about the issue.

Similar thing happened to Joel Salatin of Polyface Farm. http://www.polyfacefarms.com/

I almost pooped myself one day when I was watching Bloomberg News (I'm a day trader) and saw Joel dressed in a suit talking about food freedom and his book, "Everything I want to do is Illegal" I called him up and we've become good friends.

a lot of people woke up because of that book

"Everything I want to do is Illegal" -- a must read for everyone.

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Gimme break!

God forbid some of that dangerous raw milk crosses state lines, can't let that happen, the world might fall apart! Thanks for the update!

Amazing

And yet raw milk was legal for me to drink when I was growing up in Communist Poland.

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More regs to put the little guys out of business and leave

food production to big Agra.

Well said

Thanks for a bump.

...they go after the little guys while the big time criminals like Monsanto are untouchable.

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Sounds like something

☪The Ayatollah Santorum would support.