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The U.S. Poliburo Says 4 Year-Old Girl Must Destroy Her Garden

The U.S. Poliburo Says 4 Year-Old Girl Must Destroy Her Gardenn


With each passing day, it seems the United States of America, “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” is becoming more and more like the Communist Russia I learned about in elementary school where people weren’t allowed to grow their own food unless the State “allowed” it.

In this latest crackdown on citizens simply trying to provide for themselves using the most basic of skills – gardening – the USDA’s Rural Development Agency is forbidding Rosie, an industrious 4-year old girl in South Dakota from using a small, unused area outside her subsidized housing unit to grow green vegetables.

Read more: http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/4-year-old-girls-vege...

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DakotaKid's picture

Name of Property Managment Company?

The USDA has said they have no rule in place that prohibits people from growing their own food and that the Property Management company is misinterpreting USDA rules....

....So, who is the Property Management company? The focus should shift to shaming the Property Management company. If over 10,000 people notified the USDA about this case, it would only take a small fraction to turn the heat up on the Property Management company.

Disclaimer: There's a lot of information at the thehealthyhomeeconomist.com website about this situation, but I didn't see the Property Management companies name; maybe I missed it.

This is the result of..

..the fact that people only care about who we elect President. Not congressman (or woman), senator, state legislator, governor, mayor, school board, and city council. It's sad.



Same old, same old



The key word is "subsidized". It sounds to me like the girl is gardening on land that her family does not own.

Drain the swamp!

You make a valid point

however it follows that this property belongs to "we the people". Now doesn't it seem logical that we the people would want and even encourage people to grow their own food, demonstrate initiative and be rewarded by their labors?

Seems we have a few more policy issues to address...

Most of those who think so actually don't and most of those who think sew actually rip.

It is time to use the "Enemy at the Gates" option against the...

"alphabet agencies" and the DoD. See the movie.

Well If what you say is true , John Robb

Well If what you say is true, that it is the landlord that is using a government regulation, then it is still the fault of the state that the regulation exists.

Those contemptible curs wouldn't have the courage to bully the little girl or her mother if they did not have the guns of the state covering their yellow backs.

"then it is still the fault of the state"

I understand and concur with your sentiment, but the simplistic vigilante approach of the likes set forth in the original article and carried forth here often carries blinders with it.

There is simply more to the story than this sentimentally abridged presentation.

For example, here is a relatively sane comment to the original article from Cheryl...

Most condo associations also ban people from growing food in the areas around the house. Container gardens are usually an exception. The landscaping grounds keepers use pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers that are toxic. They usually post flags when they do it to warn people about it. This story is about PUBLIC HOUSING. I bet they aren’t allowed to keep pets either. I think your take on this situation is more than a little off base.
The fact that the USDA provides publicly funded housing in rural areas is amazing. I think it’s totally within it’s purview to keep people from potentially getting poisoned by landscaping compounds…and don’t go on a tirade about how they shouldn’t use them (it would be better if they didn’t but I don’t think you will get funding for expensive organic grounds maintenance from the Federal Government.) I’m sure if they wanted to grow something in a window box or in pots on their steps they might be able to.

OK lets do a liberty analysis

Does growing the vegetables hurt anyone?
No, Non Aggression Check!
Is the family helping themselves?
Yes, healthy self interest
Trespassing on anyones property?
No, the government creates a morally ambiguous tragedy of the commons.
By it's very nature the state cannot do right in this situation because they created the very problem by taking property from the private sector and muddying the ownership of the property. Who owns the forests, parks, BLM lands?
Is this not a demonstration of self sufficiency, in a small way?
Is this a good thing for the girl to learn?
Now some misguided minion determines for some reason that this growing of vegetables violates some rule, which is not a crime, no harm no crime.
Is this evidence of some minion wanting to demonstrate ownership over people?

I will always suspect the minions of government of
A) Stupidity or incompetence
B) pretense of greater knowledge
c) supposedly protecting someone from themselves
D) Will to dominate or control
E) Envy
F) Evil ( all of the above) by their actions you will know them

Never give them the benefit of the doubt, always make them prove a negative. That they are protecting peoples life liberty and property, and they are not tyrannical.


Yes, I do believe we are not getting the whole story here. The devil's in the details. Let's suspend judgment for a bit, okay?

maybe, maybe not

You've elaborated the spin of a biased article to the point of being inaccurate in your own presentation here at the DP.

There is no public agency forcing Rosie to destroy her garden [presented in the article]. There is a [private?] property manager ordering the garden removed.

It appears to be the case of a slimy slum lord misinterpreting and misusing USDA regulations to feed his neurotically oppressive behavior.

I'm as unfavorable toward the USDA’s Rural Development Agency as anyone, and sure, it could turn out that the USDA is forcing the property manager as such, but the poorly researched article provides no evidence of that.

"...but some animals are more equal than others."



The Hypocrisy Is Maddening

The disgusting first lady promoting gardens in American and at the same time a cute little gets told you can't grow one..

Those S.O.B. in DC will all hang someday..

Mark my words!