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Texas Republican Party calls for mandatory GMO labeling, legalized raw milk, complete elimination of TSA

(NaturalNews) Delegates from the Texas Republican Party recently gathered in Fort Worth to iron out their party's official 2012 platform. And in the official platform document, it is spelled out that the Texas Republican Party is in full support of mandatory labeling of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), legalized raw milk, and the complete elimination of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The 22-page report outlining the party's platform contains a section titled Empowering Families to Direct their Health Care that promotes freedom of choice in food and medicine, including the freedom not to vaccinate. The Texas Republican Party also opposes all efforts to restrict access to vitamins, herbs, and other supplements, and also takes a stance in support of natural, unprocessed foods, including legalized access for all to raw milk.


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The state of Liberty

It sickens me that on DailyPaul.com , a place where the most passionate supporters of Liberty come together, the majority, even here, favor big government when it suits them.

10th Amendment

The 10th Amendment makes it unconstitutional for the federal government to be assuming powers not delegated to it. However, states may assume powers not specifically denied them like requiring additional poison labels. Labeling content therefore would seem like something a state could do but not the federal government. States already regulate produce scales, gasoline meters, conduct in-state meat packers, and all sorts of other health, safety, content, and measurement issues.

In a way, state regulation and controls are divisive between libertarian and constitutional sentiments. The constitution says that states do have the right to do some things not allowed the federal government while the libertarian in us says we should be free to do whatever we wish individually. I don't want to pay taxes either but I do. However, I try to vote for fiscal conservatives as a remedy.

Totally agree. Mandatory

Totally agree. Mandatory labelling sounds good on the surface, but it is not the correct solution to a problem we can all agree exists. Liberty is always the better solution.


-- is not something a freedom loving person should support.

We have no real free market now -- just to remind you.

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That's awesome except for the

That's awesome except for the mandatory labeling.

"You must be frank with the world; frankness is the child of honesty and courage...Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one...Above all do not appear to others what you are not" - Robert E. Lee, CSA


You don't deserve a free market if you vote against it. Labeling should be properly made mandatory through the free market, not government thugs. If you don't want to buy something, don't. If you don't know if it's GMO, then don't buy it, and the company will add it to the label.

I own a food manufacturing company, and recently launched a soy based product. I had so many people calling/e-mailing asking if it was GMO. So I asked my supplier, and sent it to a lab to verify. Now, Non-GMO increases our sales. But if our customers didn't care, I never would have thought to. A few stores refused to sell our product until it got labeled and we could prove our claim.

Liberty: Vote with your dollar. Contact the manufacturers. Contact the stores and let them know you want it labeled. Inform your friends.

Tyranny: Use government force to get the products you want. Or the label you want. When something isn't going your way, cry to Big Brother so he can go beat up someone until you get what you want.

very well said.

I used to think mandatory labeling of GMO was good, but figured out that if GMO is on nearly *every* label (which it would be...), it will desensitize people to it. I would much rather protect the right to label a product as NON-GMO if appropriate, and see the boon to that market. Supply and demand - if we demand, it will be supplied.

Once people see what they are

Once people see what they are eating, thinking it was safe all along they will go to local farmers markets in swarms, mandatory labeling is a good thing.

And if they don't label it?

And if they don't label it? Are you going to send a government thug to their house so you can have what you want.

No its just awesome


Lord Acton, Lord Chief Justice of England, 1875 - "The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the People v. The Banks."

TX delegates still up in the air

while i argue that this does not show that the TX delegates have the majority because to amend the state platform, if its anything like it was here in Indiana, you just need a few delegates to formally request it and if it stands unopposed then it gets passed. the delegates could have 10 in favor, zero opposed, and 140 just stay quiet and don't care. Although, it could take just a few to oppose it and then a debate could happen and then more delegates would have to vote. at the Indiana state convention we added the audit the fed to the platform and no one opposed it so it was added. We should have added more, a lesson i will apply next time. But we didn't get any national delegates from Indiana either. Now the fact that they met after the state convention and amended the platform makes it sound favorable for us, plus the fact that they are so quiet and is the only state to be quiet about it leaves me to believe that they are stealth Paul delegates. So its not definite but shows evidence that TX is in our favor. we will see in a month. God knows we need them.

Except for the First Amendment Violation, Sounds Good

Mandatory speech is unconstitutional (mandated labeling) and won't work (watch the government change the definition of "GMO" as they did with "organic" and then ban anyone from using the word the way it used to be used), but otherwise, sounds good.

Consumers should rule when it comes to labeling, and consumer groups are more than capable of making it happen and exposing fraud. The problem is that suppliers are afraid to put labels on anything because the government is always second-guessing them and causing problems when they do.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Agree. But...

...at least they're attempting to find a solution to the problem. What they should do is ALLOW non-GMO foods to label their product if they wish. It is currently illegal to do so.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.



fraud is also against the law

fraud is also against the law and the role of govt is to prevent and correct fraud.

is GMO food actually food?

So it would be fraud to label

So it would be fraud to label it as Non-GMO when it actually is GMO. Or vice-versa.

How about you mandate that all food be labeled as not containing baby seal eyes, unless of course it does.

Or labelling it free of human placenta...

Free of Vitamin A,D,E,K....

Humans cannot survive without

Humans cannot survive without food for long. If they are surviving by eating GMO food... then yes, it is food. But not any food you or I would choose to eat.

Thank you

Humans cannot survive without food for long.

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Please explain

The word organic the way it used to be used.
Thanks in advance

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

– Thomas Jefferson

I wonder if this is an indication of how many Texas delegates

we won since we haven't heard a word about the numbers.

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul

Texas delegates

we are keeping it hush hush but it looks pretty good.

Great question

From the platform it would seem Ron Paul gets a clear majority.

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This alone would get me to move to Austin but for the fact

that I think they need more stop signs in Austin so the bicylists have a chance to keep on living.


LOL! Bicycles took over Austin a long time ago.

It's a big hazard for both drivers and cyclists. I will only ride on the bike trails.

Good for you. I was driving in a residential area, and came to

a stop sign. I DID stop. I then proceeded through the intersection. I was basically all through the intersection, and at that point I heard a "thud" and saw this bicyclist in the middle of the street behind my car.

She ran into my rear fender as she did not have a stop sign, and she was finally charged with "improper lookout", and broke her collarbone in the process. Cops were very cavalier.


Or... the bicyclists could

Or... the bicyclists could choose to only cross intersections when they know it is safe to do so. Too many just ride on through, as if it is completely the responsibility of automobile drivers to look out for their safety.


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