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Obama Ban On Youth Farm Chores Is Part Of Larger Power Grab

Obama Ban On Youth Farm Chores Is Part Of Larger Power Grab

Kurt Nimmo
April 25, 2012

Dredging up Dickensian horrors of child labor, the Obama administration has ordered the Labor Department to apply child labor laws to family farms. The new rules would make it illegal for children to perform a large number of labor tasks that have been performed by farm families for centuries. Traditionally, adults and children alike helped with planting and harvesting in the spring and fall, but the federal government is now determined not only to make this a historical footnote, but a crimional offense.

Children have worked with their families on farms for centuries. It is the reason there is now a “summer vacation” for school kids.
Under the rules, children under 18 would be prevented by the federal government from working “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials” and prohibited “places of employment would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”

In addition to making it far more difficult for families to work their farms, the new rules will revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA and replace them with a 90-hour federal government training course, the Daily Caller reports.

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State Elections are very important

you need to get stand your ground laws passed in every state and even the new gun law in Indiana recently sighed than if they come on your property illegally or you see them as a threat you can shoot them. if you get that legislation passed the twig boys will stay away from your property.


Lest we forget the recent arrest and extreme torture of California raw milk producer and political libertarian James Stewart at the hands of the sadistic psychopaths running the LA County jail ...


I was raised on my grand dads farm..working from age 8-14

after that i worked in my dads restaurant from age 14 18..It seems like i grew up real fast. You really appreciate how hard the old timmers had it when you had to walk in their shoes for a time.

I remember in those days how many silver dimes and quarters slipped through my hands and into my piggy bank..I always gave them to my dad to buy school clothes for me. After he passed I found all the dimes and quarters he had keep for me. He knew someday they would come in handy and worth something because he never trusted in paper currencies.

My dad was so prophetic. He knew things. He told me one time that old grand dad never trusted the banks, after thousands of them went under during the 'Great Depression'. Dad told grandpa use to bury his money in the orchard near one of the apricot trees. He used to place his silver and gold coins in old coffee cans.

My dad and grand dad were gold bugs. He would have loved taking with Ron Paul..

My dad always had a shot gun loaded and ready to go. He didn't like FDR. He would go into uncontrolled rages when anyone would bring up his name. It scared the living heaven in me.

Nobody ever got the best of my dad and nobody ever tried tried...If he liked you, you had a friend for life..

I miss my dad, especially in these terrible times.

I appreciate what you shared.

Wonderful story - thank you!

These farm kids are amazing

For the last seven months, I've been working for a retailer who caters to the farm community. I have attended three fairs where people interested in farming come to browse the new products. A major portion of the attendees are middle school and high school kids. 4H. FFA.

These kids look just like the dozens of city/suburban kids my son used to hang out with...their pants hang down too far and their hair is too long or dyed purple. But that's where the similarity ends. Unlike the city kids who are glued to their Xbox's and PS2's, these farm kids are curious about teat cleaners, and milk replacers, and calf diet supplements. They spend part of their time grooming their cows and heifers and calves for shows, and they take great pride in winning recognition for having raised a fine head of beef.

Unlike city kids, these farm kids are mature for their ages. They have responsibilities and they don't shirk them. They learn how to work with and around machinery safely, and they are entrusted with jobs that few city kids could imagine, like plowing 40 acres or riding on a moving wagon to pile hay bales coming off the baler. There is one thing that these farm kids are NOT: sissies. That goes for the girls, too.

Unlike the ivory tower bureaucrats and world-improving progressive child-protectors, these kids know that food doesn't come from a grocery store. It comes from honest work. If you try to cheat feeding your animals, they die. If you shirk taking care of your fields, they don't produce and your animals can't be fed and they die. Life is a very real thing, not a somewhere-in-the-future-when-I-grow-up fantasy. It's outside their door every day. Food comes from work, not from the IGA.

It's not like they don't have fun, either. It's just that their fun is usually a bit more adventurous than watching tv or playing video games. It might be jumping off a hay loft, or tooling around on Gators, or hunting, or training their animals, or...

Our government went too far a long time ago in 'protecting' children from growing up. They delayed the onset of adulthood by making growing up illegal...and they have bored many of them into delinquency with a life of waiting...waiting...waiting for the opportunity to learn real life skills and real money and real responsibility. The farm kids, on the other hand, have been one of the few groups of kids who were exempt from this imposed boredom hell. They had the opportunity and the freedom to take on mature responsibilities, and they rose to the challenge.

Farm kids are amazing.

need to kill this regulation

bills, lawsuits, public protest

work into the campaign


More Texas high school boys die from attending "2-a days"

football practice in the 100 degree heat than boys baling hay in the 100 degree heat. Next will be football.

Yea, but society promotes sports as a distraction..AUTHORIZED!

Laws are enforced if they hurt the family unit and the economy. Besides, so few play football, but everyone does chores..

Monsanto doubling their donations

to gain total control of the food we have access. Sickening beyond belief.