The U.S. Department of Transportation in an Agenda 21 style order, has moved to essentially ban a large part of family farms.
For hundreds of years family farms have been passed from generation to generation and it has been a way of life for younger family members to learn and work on their farms.
New rules being prepared in Washington could change that forever.
Apparently discussions are now under way to require farmers to have a commercial drivers license to operate farming equipment. This would require farmers to hire expensive commercial drivers instead of using members of their family.
When are we in Missouri going to get a clue and get fed up enough to do something about this? When your children are starving? Think about a Food Freedom Declaration. Nullify the federal tyranny. People in small towns in both Maine and Oregon have already taken this step. SW Missouri should be next.
Yes but that is NOT the issue here.
Cassie, I don't know where to begin..... This is a hell of a slippery slope that will NEVER end if we don't put our collective feet down.
We let them convince us that they could require a drivers license for our cars about 70 years ago. Which means that there is no more right to travel in the "land of the free."
Traveling by car is now merely a permission granted us by our owners in government and is contingent upon any stipulation that they wish to attach to this Inalienable right now converted to a permission.
If you don't graduate high school you can't get a license in some places. Get behind on your child support you can't get a license. Not buying insurance from the monopoly that wrote the insurance laws themselves and you can't get a license. In some states - "If you cannot drive safely because of mental or physical problems." You can not get a license. (That's a broad open barn door for abuse if I ever saw one.) Too many tickets they pull your license. (Most of which have little to do with safety) It can be revoked for driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Drive away from a gas pump accidentally and you could lose your license. Does this sound like an inalienable right to you?
And notice that there is no due process for any of this. YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY! You have the right to a trial by jury for littering but not for a life changing and life shattering thing such as the state revoking their permission to let you drive!
This is not even a fraction of the reasons your license could be revoked and it will continue to grow every year. I would not be surprised if being included on the secret "no fly list" will ban people from driving some day.
Would you allow other rights of yours to be licensed like they have the right to travel? Would you accept a free Speech license? A license to practice your religion? Most of you have already bought into the marriage license so I won't waste my time there. How about a license to walk? Or a license to ride your bicycle? A license to canoe? A license to go on vacation? How about a license to have children?
If you would not accept these things being licensed why the heck do you accept a license for your right to travel? Do you think George Washington would have tolerated a registration and plate for his horse and a permission slip from King George to operate it?
Anyhow now they are tying to use the commerce clause of the US Constitution to say that we now need a federal license which has about a 100 time more red tape and reasons to take it than a regular vehicular drivers license, to drive a tractor or transport farm products. We need to put a stop to the federal monster. First of all it is apparent to me at least that this is the implementation of the Codex to fully destroy our ability to feed ourselves. The USDA, FDA, and other agencies are acting in lock step on this attack on family farming.
This is an end run around the Constitution and the requirement that Congress pass laws NOT THE FREAKING Federal Department of transportation! Where in the Constitution did we give a highway agency the right to pass laws?
The abuse of the commerce clause is a fraud that we need to put a stop to. They use is to arrest raw milk dairy farmers and a thousand other injustices. Back in President Red DR's (FDR's) administration they arrested and fined a man named Roscoe Filburn for growing wheat on his own farm to feed his chickens! They also claimed there that the commerce clause gave them the authority to do this!
Read about the case here: http://www.naturalnews.com/030799_food_freedom_Wickard_vs_Filburn.html
Any how we need to tell the feds not only no, but hell no to both the abuse of the commerce clause and any interference, Federal, State, or local with our right to grow and sell food!
The answer that a lot of us are coming up with is nullification.
Look what they have done for Food Freedom in Sedgwick Maine:
I am out of breadth so I have to stop. :-) I could go on for 100 more pages so those reading are going to have to educate themselves on these issues.
Sorry - the Maine link is:
OK I went off on a tangent what else is new? :-)
"Not quite sure I understand the issue with requiring a CDL. Wouldn't those already working for the farm be able to take the required tests and receive the license? Are there other issues involved that really will "ban a large part of family farms?" Perhaps I'm missing something. I'd be very interested in knowing more."
OK assuming these tyrants that make up law when they speak are legitimate for a minute.. (which they are not) Every one on the farm is going to have to get a CDL license. Your 14 year old son that helps drive the tractor is going to be out of work so you are going to have to hire someone to replace him at $40,000 a year for the 7 years it takes for him to get of age. So you are out of $280,000. (Remember you are going to pay workman's comp, unemployment insurance, matching social security, possibly health insurance on an employee to replace your son.)
Farms are not very profitable. This alone could sink a farm. Then your insurance rates are going to go up. Why? Because they can. How many tens of thousands of dollars do you think the insurance companies are going to suck off each and every farm?
How much does it cost to go get a CDL?
Not including the time off work I would guess close to $3,000. That right there and the insurance would probably put over half of the small farmers here on WFN out of business. And remember you would have to get a CDL for each driver. So this could be 2,3, or 4 CDL's even on a small farm. Then you have other cost such as time and money to comply with federal regulations. I have no idea how much this would cost but you can bet it would be substantial.
And you don't think they are going to stop there do you? (I hope you are not that naive.) Heck no - their whole agenda is the same as the agenda of the other alphabet soup agencies that are currently harassing small farmers. They want to make small farms a thing of the past and make them all go broke.
Hell they have redundant layers of laws to make us go broke! Just the Wickard v. Filburn Supreme Court decision of 1942 could be used to make you stop growing and destroy anything in your garden that they want you to stop growing and fine you at the same time! Then there is the recent food safety act. There are executive orders that could be used to keep you from growing food.
What many people can not wrap their minds around is that we have a criminal out of control government that is intent on destroying this country. Take a week and look at what they do. There is no other explanation to their actions.
I am out of breadth again. I am just amazed to tell you you truth that people are not out in the streets rioting over the dozens of outrageous things that government is doing these days. Is there that much fluoride in the water or what? Or have the zombies quietly taken everyone away? What is the matter with people? They are all digging their own graves and acting as if nothing is going on.
I think there is a LOT of truth to what you say Peed. That is the whole reason we are where we are at.
Every 4 years these people get off the couch and cast a ballot for one of two parties both of which promise to steal off of people and give it to someone else. Their civic duty done they go to sleep for another 4 years when they come out again and aid in the countries destruction.
I see it a little differently. I think that on this site you are preaching to the chior. Most of the time there is nothing to add to what you are saying. Many of the sites you link to have already been read by many folkes on this site and there for no additional discussions needed. I strongly believe that people on this site do care. insted they will shop local and vote on issues with their spending, or just plant more food.
Joe, I agree with a lot of what you have say and sometimes I go to you links to read something I have not yet heard about but most of the time I don't respond.
Having said all that, keep your post coming I enjoy reading them
Thanks for the kind words Bill.
I will keep posting for the benefit of those that are not on the same page and that might benefit from a liberty lovers perspective.
If the majority of people here are on the same page - we darn sure need to do something that is for sure. Why all the inaction? Or maybe I am out of the loop. Or maybe it is a difference in opinion as to what the priorities should be.
I think it very important to get the psychopathic socialists out of government and make sure all government employees know what their job entails. (And it is not to lord over us like children or lock us in cages for acts of non-aggression.) We need to remind them that their ONLY duty is to protect our inalienable rights. It is not to steal money for pet projects or to do things that the majority thinks would be nice. WE DO NOT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY no matter how many times the talking heads on TV, the news programs, the newspapers, or city council tells us this. This is a Constitutional republic and the difference is like night and day.