By: Andrew Mastrocola
As a pivotal year for food freedom, 2013, comes to an end, another one is sure to follow. The war on for your food took a big hit when a few brave farmers stood up, with success, to the regulators in Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin, just to name a few. The growing resistance to foolish government demands was very inspiring, yet much cowardice showed forth with food activists cries of being peaceful. Really? Do you think the government fears you? Doubt it. When you fear the government that is tyranny; when the government fears the people there is Liberty. Do you like to live in fear and be a slave? If you're a farmer do you like having a Monsanto controlled government telling you how to farm your land? What if America's greatest farmer, Thomas Jefferson, only resisted with peaceful means? Would we have ever had an America that was not subject to a foreign power? What these peace only activists are doing is actually empowering the controllers and leading the sheep towards mass extinction. Cowards always turn tail and run in the face of adversity and are laughed at by the jack-booted thugs who enforce these un-Constitutional regulations. Are you going to be like the sheep, or will you become a shepherd in 2014? Prepare now to become that shepherd, study all 10 amendments, and be prepared to use all 10, period.
Most often heard in 2013 were cries by the Marxists and collectivists for peaceful and passive resistance to the food tyranny we have grown accustomed to seeing all across our nation. What does that mean this peaceful and passive resistance? Think about it. It means you will resist with your tongue but never stand your ground when called upon to do so. Don't take my food source away but if you do I will not stand in your way. Cowardice! Why are so many food rights activists afraid to stand and resist with every possible tool our Constitution gives them? It is because they want to be their own little Ghandi's and spread the lies of peaceful non-compliance. Let us look at what was really going on in the mind of Ghandi, he was not the pacifist many want you to believe.
Between Cowardice And Violence
This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, not the land of the controlled masses and submissive cowards. Remind your public servants that they are public servants, refuse to be a slave to the Food World Order global agenda.
So for 2014 when the jackboots come for your food will you be the happy little collectivist and yell at the top of your voice, but allow them to take control and defeat you anyway? Or will you stop being that coward and be ready to stand, just as our forefathers did during the birth of our Republic? As long as you buy into the lies and you go along to get along you are allowing yourself to be an unwitting tool of the Marxists and Collectivists. The powers that be just laugh when they know that they have instilled in you the fear to be anything other than peaceful. Yea, you may put a speed bump in the road for their Food World Order Agenda, but you will never stop the tyranny unless you show "No Fear".
By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Few things in life are as benign as a home vegetable garden.
But for the residents of Miami Shores, Fla., growing veggies can land you a fine — the type you eventually can’t afford.
That’s what happened to Hermine Ricketts and her husband, Tom Carroll. For the past 17 years they’ve grown a garden in the front yard of their modestSouth Florida home. The backyard, they say, doesn’t get enough sunlight.
But in May, the city put the couple’s garden, and any others like it, in their legal crosshairs.
A new zoning ordinance designed to “protect the distinctive character of the Miami Shores Village,” was enacted and specifically prohibited vegetables – not fruit, trees or even plastic flamingos – from appearing in front yards.
Shortly after, the couple received a visit from their local code enforcement officer. They were given a choice: Uproot the garden or pay a $50 per day fine to keep it.
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After twice appearing before the Miami Shores Code Enforcement Board and beingdenied an exemption, the couple decided to dig up the garden rather than fork over $1,500 a month to the city.
Now they’re taking their case to court.
In an effort to reinstate the couple’s right to grow a few vegetables on their own property, the Institute for Justice, a nonprofit libertarian leaning legal aid group, filed a lawsuit Tuesday on their behalf.
ARI BARGIL, Institute for Justice
“We’re not suing for money,” IJ attorney Ari Bargil toldFlorida Watchdog. “We’re asking the court to rule that this law is unconstitutional so Hermine and Tom can plant their garden again.”
According to Bargil, the ordinance infringes on the couple’s basic right to privacy – a right the Florida Constitutionrecognizes more broadly than the U.S. Constitution.
“Miami Shores will have to prove that its ban promotes a compelling governmental interest and is narrowly tailored to advance that interest,” wrote Bargil in a litigation backgrounder.
For its part, the city has yet to explain any interest beyond the language of the law itself.
Similar bans have taken root in other parts of the country. Ron Finely of South Los Angeles and Adam Guerro of Memphis were found in violation of city gardening ordinances, though they eventually prevailed.
But Denise Morrison of Tulsa, Okla., wasn’t so lucky. Her edible garden was largely destroyed by local authorities while she waited for her day in court. Julie Bass of Oak Park, Mich,. faced 90-days in jail for her home-grown veggies. The charges were eventually dropped.
Such rules are usually rooted in maintaining the aesthetic value of a neighborhood. Other residents have every right to complain — though that was not the case in Miami Shores — or local authorities can make a determination themselves.
The problem, however, is when a homeowner reasonably disagrees with city officials on what is considered visually “suitable.” Throw in the productive use of growing food on one’s own property, and such restrictions can come across as arbitrary and subjective.
While the Florida case may seem to be small-potatoes to those that don’t grow and eat their own food, Bargil offers a simple warning.
“If the government can tell you what you can and can’t do in your front yard, what else can they decide is off-limits?”
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