By: Andrew Mastrocola
Update July 24, 2014
When wisconsin raw milk farmer Vernon Hershberger submitted to the Wisconsin Court System, a jury became his only true hope of remaining a free man. The only problem was the corrupted court system of Wisconsin and the appointed ringmaster, Judge Guy Reynolds. It was under his 'mis'-direction that words like Liberty and raw milk were banned from the courtroom. Documents were redacted as to prevent the jury from getting both sides of the story. Biased as this court was with the evidence suppressed intentionally to favor the State prosecutors and the agricultural industrial complex of Wisconsin, Hershberger was forcefully and coercively entered into their game.
The jury was misguidedly lead into finding Hershberger guilty on the one count of violating a holding order issued by an agency that had admittedly stated, after the raids, that they did not have jurisdiction; but sure were hell bent on destroying this buyers club and family farm. Yet the jury could see through the rest of the evidence and found Hershberger not guilty on the other three counts.
Hershberger started to go at it alone, a man against the system. He argued that he operates a private buying club and that DATCP did not have jurisdiction over the Right to Choose Healthy Food Buyers Club. Eventually the lawyers of the Farm to Consumer legal Defense Fund came to the aid of Hershberger who valiantly had fought the system alone for quite sometime. The FTCLDF attorney, Elizabeth Rich, had been watching from the front row and by her expressions you could see she was well aware the court itself was trying to railroad this raw milk farmer. FTCLDF attorney Elizabeth Rich was the first to step forward and offer her services to Hershberger for the trial he had tried to avert. This trial was going to proceed either by hook or crook. They argued on appeal that he wouldn't have been found guilty had an unedited copy of the state's holding order been placed into evidence, and that the Sauk County Circuit Court wrongly precluded him from introducing evidence to bolster his defense.
Unbelievably the state appeals court rejected all of his arguments. Hershberger was fined $1,000 plus court costs.
Wisconsin Department of Justice spokeswoman Dana Brueck heralded the court's ruling.
"This appeal is not a referendum on the desirability of on-the-farm sales of raw milk products," she said. "Rather, it involves the ways in which a defendant may — and may not — challenge a (state) holding order."
Even with the heavily redacted document, which the jurors admit lead to a misdemeanor conviction, Hershberger was found not guilty last year of three other charges alleging he sold retail food, produced milk, and operated a dairy plant without proper state licenses.
Wisconsin based attorney Elizabeth Rich, Vice President of the FTCLDF, sheds great light upon misdirection the authoritarian government has taken in Wisconsin, with this comment to FoodFreedomUSA.org. "The Court of Appeals decision continues a disturbing trend toward empowering administrative agencies to exercise their authority unchecked. Our courts have placed themselves in a strait jacket that prevents any meaningful review of agency actions. This is contrary to the role of the judiciary as it was conceived by the framers of our Constitution. The holding order in the Hershberger case stated that the dairy products subject to the order were "misbranded" and "adulterated." The order also included the statutory definition of those terms--which states, among other things, that the products were "dangerous to human health." All of that information was redacted from the order that was shown to the jury. We believe the jury should have had the opportunity to review the unredacted order, and that Mr. Hershberger was denied due process of law and prevented from putting on a defense to the criminal charges against him when this information was withheld from the jury. This case is an example of the danger of judicial deference to agency action that has become the norm in this State. Deference to agency action means no discussion of the facts and how the law relates to the facts. The agency has no need to explain its actions and no fear that those actions will be subject to judicial scrutiny. The agency is, in theory, obligated to make its factual determinations based on applicable law--but because the judiciary has ceded its reviewing authority to the executive branch, there is no longer any objective, reasoned evaluation about whether the agency correctly applied the law. We have gutted the checks and balances system so carefully designed by our nation's founders."
Ajna Sharma Wilson, a young, fresh attorney from the left coast of the United States a.k.a. Kalifornia, whom had traveled to Wisconsin to assist the FTCLDF during the trial, had this to say to FoodFreedomUSA.org: "It is not the people of Wisconsin who have spoken in this decision. The food movement won in the eyes of the jury when Hershberger was found not guilty of three counts in this matter.
The decision made by the judiciary in Wisconsin to not review this matter is indicative of the lack of checks and balances that have been allowed by our governmental agencies, legislative and judiciary.
During the trial there was so much hidden from the jury, including the true intent of the enforcement agencies to create a hostile environment for this defendant, his family, and private buyers club.
No one deserves to go through what Hershberger and his family have experienced," said Sharma-Wilson
At FoodFreedomUSA we find the answer to this whole mess is that objective truth is above your masters and people alike. Therefore if the people have the truth on their side, we the people are then superior to the masters if the masters do not have the truth. On the other hand if the people do not have the truth, they have no right to rise up against the masters. In brief, if they are right, they have the right. If they are not right, they have no right. And what tells if they are right or not? Neither masters (necessarily), nor people (still less necessarily), but reality, even if masters or people, or both, conspire to smother it. The truth will set you free.
By: Andrew Mastrocola
An aspiring singer and songwriter, Deanna Miller, would like to share with you, the readers at FoodFreedomUSA.org, a rap song she wrote to educate people on the difference between Big Ag's factory-farm pigs and the pigs raised on pasture in family farms. This easy listening rap song informs the listener of what the DNR was doing in Michigan to an American farmer, Mark Baker, of Bakers Green Acres in Michigan. The author hopes this song motivates you to donate to Baker's Green Acres cause.
Enjoy. You can also visit Deanna's site at:
Farmers and Ranchers flee their homes.
Use the above pledgie button and vote for freedom, and use your dollars to support a real American tried and true farmer, Mark Baker, in his battle with the tyrannical powers of the Michigan DNR. Facing a fine of nearly three quarters of a million dollars, Mark Baker refused to lie down and allow his pigs to be shot and our Constitution to be violated. His stoic defense of our Constitutional Rights, private property rights, and individual rights, is remarkable.
As anyone can see the war on for our food is only escalating. Most farmers in the Texas border towns are fleeing and leaving their farms and ranches, just to save their families lives from threats of death and transference communicable diseases that the current invasion of illegal aliens has brought to their towns. A lot of our food sources are being lost to these invaders whom are being turned loose on our streets by a totalitarian dictator in the district of criminals.
If you think throwing flowers and rainbows at the aggressors is the answer then you might as well throw your money to the wind. You need to support the historic American men of our day like Mark Baker, Cliven Bundy, and Vernon Hershberger, just to name a few. In numerous states there are many farmers and ranchers engaged in battles with an out of control, power crazed, behemoth, government. So Mark Baker is just one of a brave many.
Most of our founding fathers were farmers and ranchers. Just like Thomas jefferson and George Washington, Mark Baker has drawn a line in the sand and is currently doing more for your Constitutional Rights than any politician in Washington D.C.. Mark Baker is even throwing his hat into the ring for the Office of Sheriff in Missaukee County Michigan. Show him your support and donate to his pledgie campaign today, tomorrow may be too late.
"It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes." –Andrew Jackson
By: Andrew Mastrocola
The Bill of Rights has ten enumerated rights. Having to use the First and Second Amendments to ensure your access to wholesome foods is a big taboo according to the self serving elitists of the food sovereignty movement. Now that the Militia has come to the aid of a family in dire need and under siege these national groups and leaders refuse to stand with Cliven Bundy.
Most of these food activists have an askewed look on rights, and everything is all about the community. Rights are not collective, they are not group rights, they are not community rights, they are not corporate rights, they are individual rights granted by the Creator. Some are even afraid to associate with you when you go down that path of God given rights.
Socialism has engulfed the nation. Free speech is denied. The Second Amendment truths are taboo. Militia is a bad word, 'inflammatory'. Those who stand to defend the Republic, as our founders codified and encouraged, are demonized. Liars and deceivers are out in full force to control how you think about situations as they arise. So beware of the creatures that lurk around endangered farmers seeking fame and fortune for themselves.
Controlled opposition is rampant among the Anthroposophists that proclaim that they are feeding freedom. What are they using to feed the sheep? Doses of Marxism and Collectivism, sprinkled with Pacifism, rainbows, and unicorns. Thier hatred of Patriotic Americans and the Second Amendment spew with violent anger from their mouths.
Almost immediately one is marginalized for giving credibility to the Second Amendment and the brave men and women of the Militias that came to the Bundy Ranch. It is one reason that the communist subversives trying to destroy America use to distance themselves from modern day American heros such as Cliven Bundy. I truly feel sorry for those of you whom live in such a state of constant fear.
Is it wrong to come to thy brothers aid when push comes to shove? Push has come to shove. The Fed's most recent push of rustling cattle from Cliven Bundy, sending in a militarized BLM army to seize this mans property, days on end of sniper teams deployed around the ranch with crosshairs placed on American citizens, killing cattle and calves with wanderlust, roughing up women, creating a First Amendment zone, and tazing Bundy's son. This is what caused the well organized Militia to join the Bundy family and stand their ground in Bunkerville, Nevada. If the Militia had not came to this families aid, the Bundy family would have been slaughtered by the militarized BLM thugs who had laid siege to the Bundy property.
To be a Patriot and upholding the Constitution is not being 'cool' according to some. Well I have news for you, I am not a slave and do not take kindly to those that try to destroy our Republic and use backdoor techniques in moving our nation into a collectivist society. Also take note you will notice over time the mainstream food activists will migrate your way of thinking into a collective whole by substituting terms such as food sovereignty for food freedom. Keep your eyes and ears open my friends.
Now we can start to understand why the 'foodies' refused to come the plate for a rancher who raises grass fed, free range beef. Freedom, liberty, and property are not their goal....implementation of Agenda 21, overburdensome government regulation, no private property rights, and no Constitutional rights for individuals is the hidden agenda. They want you to just be a good slave, be cool, be repulsed by the Second Amendment, do what is popular, and act all warm and fuzzy.
So to those activists and groups that are masquerading as Libertarians amongst the food freedom movement I say: Don't Tread On Me, I am not your slave. I will think for myself and not be a happy little bee in your hive of deceit and lies. Wake up foodies, do not be fooled and led to slaughter by political correctness.
David Knight should be the Journalist of the Year.
April 13, 2014
In an epic standoff that Infowars reporter David Knight described as being like “something out of a movie,” supporters of Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy advanced on a position held by BLM agents despite threats that they would be shot at, eventually forcing BLM feds to release 100 cattle that had been stolen from Bundy as part of a land grab dispute that threatened to escalate into a Waco-style confrontation.
Mainstream Media LIES About Federal Standoff
By: Andrew Mastrocola
In a surprising move Saturday morning, Cliven Bundy ordered his cowboys to bring home the cattle that were corralled and detained by the BLM and their contract cowboys.
Thousands of Americans had descended upon Nevada this past week to support the Bundy family and demand that Sheriff Gillespie crawl out from under his desk and do his Constitutional duty as the duly elected Sheriff. Saturday morning Sheriff Gillespie finally made an appearance at the Bundy Ranch to announce that the BLM was ceasing the roundup. Cliven Bundy gave the sheriff one hour to disarm the BLM, and return the lands to the right-full users, the American people. When 1 hour passed without word from the sheriff, Bundy forged ahead and reclaimed his stolen property.
The Bundy's were not alone any longer. After suffering a week of physical and psychological abuse by the New World Order, Agenda, Agricultural Industrial Complex controlled, oath breaking, federal jackboot thugs, the American people came to the ranch en masse to stand fast against federal tyranny and refused to back down when threatened to be shot on the spot by government snipers.
Where do federal agents get the authority to run roughshod over Americans? It is not from the Constitution, that is for sure. This should make everyone realize that it is not we the people that are out of line, but that rather it is our own government that has become the domestic terrorists 0ur founders warned us about.
God Bless this great Republic! God have mercy on our oppressors!
Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”
Coalition of Western State Legislators, Sheriffs, and Veterans Stand Vigil in Support of Embattled Nevada Rancher, Cliven Bundy ‘To Prevent Another Ruby Ridge or Waco”
A Delegation of state legislators, lead by Washington State Representative Matt Shea, along with a delegation of current serving Sheriffs, lead by Sheriff Richard Mack of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, and military and police members of Oath Keepers, are converging on the site of a stand-off between federal law enforcement and Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy, to prevent bloodshed and to stand in defense of hardworking rural Americans who are under assault by a runaway federal government.
LAS VEGAS, NV, April 10, 2014
The Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA.org), led by retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, and the Oath Keepers organization (oathkeepers.org) are assisting Washington State Representative Matt Shea in organizing a delegation of current serving Western state legislators and Sheriffs to travel to the site of a tense stand-off between Bunkerville, Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The delegation is traveling to Nevada to support a coalition of current serving Nevada legislators being organized by Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, of Las Vegas, to stand vigil at the Bundy ranch to prevent Federal Government provocation of violence resulting in another Ruby Ridge or Waco type incident. They also hope that their example of oath-sworn public servants defending the rights of the people will prompt Clark County, Nevada Sheriff Douglas Gillespie and Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval to honor their oaths of office by taking real action to defend the rights of the Bundy family, the rights of all Nevadans, and the sovereignty of the State of Nevada.
Yesterday, April 9, 2014, Nevada State Assemblywoman Michele Fiore served the first watch in this vigil shortly after Cliven Bundy’s son, Ammon Bundy, was tazered by BLM “Rangers” during a heated confrontation. The video of that confrontation can be seen here:
"The Bill of Rights is to protect citizenry from government."
"We need to put Constitutional people in place, it's worked for a lot of years in our country, it will continue to work."
Mark Baker of Baker's Green Acres has always refused the offer to back down when it came to the state of Michigan and the DNR ordering fines of $700,000 and the destruction of his heritage pigs - because they looked different. For nearly three years, the Bakers have been hanging on by a thread while pushed by aggressive tactics from three agencies - Michigan, the DNR and the USDA - which had embargoed and closed in on them, even threatening them with a raid and bullying their friends and buyers. While Michigan finally retreated, it doesn't change the situation for anyone else or arbitrary attacks in the future.
This compelling video recaps what happened, provides an update and encouragement for what we can do help farmers facing the same situation. Mark isn't just fighting for himself. See more below.
From Randy Buchler, publicist for Baker's Green Acres:
As a publicist for Baker's Green Acres, I am asking for your help. Their domestic family farm operation has been all but destroyed over the last 2+ years due to government harassment, threats and an unconstitutional Invasive Species Order and Declaratory Ruling from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
However, on February 26th, 2014, the DNR and Attorney General's office conceded that Baker's pigs are no longer illegal. Their reversal on their stance with Baker's pigs was a move to avoid going to trial where they would have been forced to explain their selective enforcement under oath. It also resulted in a ruling that there would be no damages awarded to Mark and his family. But, that doesn't mean it's over. Now is the time to hold our leaders of the State of Michigan responsible for their actions. From the DNR to the Attorney General's office to the Governor's office, we have been let down time and time again. The elected officials and bureaucrats that are not representing the Constitution of the people must be replaced. The agenda's they are serving are that of Corporate and self interests, not that of the people. We the People have the power to change that, as this is an election year. But, we must act now! Please watch this powerful video put together by Baker's Green Acres to understand where this issue stands today. If you prepay $25 now, you will receive a DVD of Hogwash The American Pig Tale before this year's elections. Just click on the "Buy Now" button at http://bakersgreenacres.com/. Your help is necessary to finish the documentary and to continue our work toward preserving our constitutional rights in Michigan. Thank you in advance for helping protect the people!
Dr. Rima Laibow, Medical Director
Natural Solutions Foundation
The genocidal maniacs are at it again. The usual suspects (WHO, UN, IMF, World Bank, US, Rockefeller and Gates Foundations, etc.) have concocted a new scheme which is, quite literally, nothing short of Agenda 21 at the end of a gun, for your own good, of course. It has lovely, soothing and safe-sounding name: the Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI).
Reading about this monstrous intrusion on our life and health, I channeled the new verse that I am sure they are singing soulfully when they give throat to theKill The Useless Eaters Rag hit(man) tune (perhaps at Bohemian Grove?). This may be the most ingenious genocidal ploy so far – it certainly had the potential to become easily the deadliest!
Here’s the chorus (which, oddly enough, seems to work equally well in just about every language):
We need ‘em dead
Don’t want ‘em fed
Useless eaters’ human forces
Consume OUR non-renewable natural resources!
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
And the newest verse:
People are sources of infection,
Vectors of disease in every direction.
Making sure that they are dead
Mean’s there’s nothing they can spread
They cannot reproduce:
So diseases are reduced.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!
The Global Health Security Initiative (GHSI) is an audacious new plan to “control” infectious disease and antibiotic resistance  which, in 9 dryly worded, reasonable sounding points, neatly wipes out your freedom, your movement, your health choice including your right to refuse vaccines or other “treatment” and, in fact, you very right to be alive. In other words, Agenda 21 arrives in a white coat with an army of enforcers enabled, transnationally, to do whatever it takes to protect you, including relocation, deportation, and termination.
They are confronting a serious security problem, though: If you are alive, after all, you are a potential site of, and source for, infection. But their pet scientists-on-a-leash solved that one rather neatly:
Make sure you are dead. Then, you can’t provide the protectors with the problems of infection, transmission, and you have no descendants who can become infected and transmit disease. Knowing that, don’t you feel safer already?
The UN Secretary General has a couple of red-hot protégés, who have come up with this devastatingly crazy solution to the problem: Reducing population means fewer people to get infections and to spread it. It also means they cannot reproduce so their children will not be born, meaning THEY cannot get or spread infection., VOILA! Abracadabra! Shazam! The world just became safer because there are now fewer infected people and their progeny!
But that’s not enough! The GHSI has set its site on eliminating antibiotic resistance, too. Never mind that captive, corporatist regulators created the problem of antibiotic resistance, which, according to the CDC sickens and kills huge numbers of people per year, created the problem by allowing inhumane and unwholesome factory farm practices using antibiotics to keep stressed and sick animals alive, and permitting genetic markers of antibiotic resistant genes to be used, and spread in a totally uncontrolled fashion, in patented GMO life and “food” forms.,, These genes create antibiotic resistance in the environment, the food chain and – in us.
Such industry-friendly, consumer-dangerous practices were long predicted to create the antibiotic resistance problem which we have now, but regulators have their salaries paid by the government but their futures assured by the industries that they supposedly regulate. The lure to deep corruption and betrayal of the public trust is irresistible for most. The cost is life and health for all, to say nothing of the total loss of regulatory authority and responsibility.
By the way, about 90% of the world’s antibiotic trade is in factory farms. The highly profitable business model is to make sick animals sicker, get us to eat them and then make us even sicker so we use drugs (or, better yet, use drugs and then die).
Of course, if the initiators of GHSI actually wanted to solve these problems, they would abandon the ineffective and dangerous vaccine route, give up on antibiotics which are expensive, toxic and not particularly good for long-term solutions, as we have seen, and concentrate on safe, inexpensive, deployable and available natural solutions to the global health problems.
Unless, of course, the global health problems are the solution to another problem! Such as alleged over-population, perhaps?
If the agenda were really to eliminate and control infectious disease, not population and freedom, GSHI would be vigorously developing and recommending the deployment of Nano silver, which is effective against every known disease-causing organism and which has zero toxicity for any person in any condition. They would be building up stocks of IV Vitamin C, Zinc, selenium and other powerful immune boosting nutrients.
They would also be using their immense resources for the deployment of the technologies which have been shown over and over to eliminate infectious disease: clean and abundant food and water, clean air, improved hygiene. These are the strategies that reduced diseases in the 20th century, not dangerous vaccines or even antibiotics.
Of course, there is another way to halt the global infectious disease threat: stop creating it.
Laboratories of private companies like Monsanto create monstrosities and then skip free of any consequences. For example, it appears that MSRA was created in a laboratory in France and flushed down the drain by lab personnel. MSRA kills hundreds of thousands of people or more each year.
New genetic monstrosities like the avian flu (H1N1) apparently intentionally re-crafted with the genetic sequence that made the 1918 flu so deadly woven into it and, evidence suggests, SARS,, and Swine Flu (H5N1), may well all be lab creations: all gifts that keep on giving, via the vaccines that are so strongly correlated with their spread,,.
The hybrid Avian Flu came out of a Mount Sinai School of Medicine 6 year project sponsored not by Osama Bin Laden, but by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Swine Flu appears to have originated in a WHO lab.,
To stop the spread of infection, the globalist “health” community could stop producing deadly organisms. That would help a lot, it seems to me.
But GHSI has another idea. Instead, they propose to centralize the dangerous organisms for both research and storage. Hmmmm. Good idea. Make the facilities, which are inherently vulnerable, fewer in number so they can be penetrated, seized, used by the already demonstrably insane genocidalists or other terrorists.
“Mistakes” like the one that Baxter made (when it had an exclusive contract with 18 European countries to supply vaccines in the event of a flu pandemic) when it sent vast amounts of vaccine contaminated with live, infective H1N1 virus to those 18 countries won’t happen again, right?
The vial of similarly infective H1N1 viruses which “mysteriously” exploded in a passenger compartment on a crowded train in Switzerland would never happen again, right? What a great plan.
Clearly, the lunatic and lethal Global Health Security Initiative must be halted. You can help make that happen. Visit http://TinyURL.com/EndGHSI NOW to tell your legislators and decision makers not to fund or support GHSI immediately. Then send the link to everyone you can reach.
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Sources and Notes:
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Implications for Human Ecology,” Ph.D. Dissertation (Ecology), University of Georgia, Athens, GA
 At least sickening hundreds of thousands and killing at least 23,000 annually in the US alone.http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/
 Levy, Stuart B. (March 1998). "The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance". Scientific American: 46–53.
 Wegener, H. C. (2003). "Antibiotics in animal feed and their role in resistance development". Current Opinion in Microbiology 6 (5): 439–445.doi:10.1016/j.mib.2003.09.009
 There is a significant difference between colloidal silver, which I do not recommend unless there is no other option, and nano silver which I do recommend. To enhance its effectiveness further, nano silver should be frequency enhanced like Silver Sol, www.DrRimaKnows.com, but whatever nano silver is accessed, it should be stored in reasonable quantity since it has a long shelf life and may become unavailable.
 Alexander Batalin (29 April 2003). "SARS Pneumonia Virus, Synthetic Manmade, according to Russian Scientist". Centre for Research on Globalisation. Retrieved 2007-08-16. (reporting on a news conference in Irkutsk (Siberia) on 10 April 2003)
 "SARS could be biological weapon: experts". ABC News. April 12, 2003.
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Kwok-Hung Chan, Sophia Ng, Dennis K. M.lp, Susan S. Chiu, Gabriel M. Leung} and J. S. Malik Peir; DOI: 10.1093/cid/cis307
Rima E. Laibow, MD, who is licensed to practice medicine in 3 states, has practiced drug free medicine and psychiatry for nearly 45 years. She is the Medical Director of the Natural Solutions Foundation, www.DrRimaTruthReports.com, the world's largest Health Freedom organization. Her email is DrRima@GlobalHealthFreedom.org.
Infowars Nightly News talks to Mark Baker of Baker's Green Acres, a family farmer who has been under attack for almost 3 years from factory farms using their political clout to shut down their competition from small family farms that raise a premium product.
In December 2011, the State of Michigan declared heritage pig breeds that had been raised by farmers for decades to be 'feral' pigs. The designation was based simply upon physical description, not upon the behavior of the pigs or health issues with the meat. In fact, Mark Baker raises his pigs in a way where they can free range on his farm getting exercise and sunshine just like grass fed beef or free range chickens.
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Constitutional scholar, Michael Badnarik, shares his knowledge of the Constitution, Rights, Freedom, and Liberty in this exciting interview on the radio show Love, Guns, and Freedom. Radio host Luca Zanna interviews Michael Badnarik for the first time in over a year. Michael has been off the circuit for a little while but it is great to hear Michael give an interview once again. Take the time to listen to this vital information on how you can regain your lost Rights. Badnarik and Zanna help you understand the US Constitution, the concept of Freedom, Rights vs Privileges, why you need the Second Amendment, and the coming second American Revolution.
Mark Baker, of Baker's Green Acres, introduces you to the Invasive Species Order and the attached Declaratory Ruling. To support the Bakers you can visit their website and purchase some of their products. You can also make a donation to the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund to aid in Mark's legal defense.
Back on January 19th, 2014, FoodFreedomUSA.org broke this story wide open thanks to Luca Zanna and his Sunday radio show Love, Guns, and Freedom. Since then this story has gone viral in the Patriot community and has been picked up by the 'foodies' too. Below is the latest from Natural News. FFUSA.org has poised some very straight forward questions to the local Missaukee County Sheriff, check back Monday for the latest update on the situation in Michigan and the reply from the Sheriff.
If this is still unbelievable to you, READ THIS:
(NaturalNews) A Michigan farmer says he could be facing an armed raid by government agents soon, following a lengthy disagreement with state Department of Natural Resources officials over his refusal to obey an order to kill his feral pigs.
Mark Baker, owner of Baker's Green Acres, told Natural News in an interview that he was informed recently by a former business associate that local state and federal agriculture officials have been forbidden from contacting him because he is potentially dangerous.
In particular, he said, one USDA field agent whom the associate identified as Tom Gallagher, allegedly labeled Baker, a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran, as a "gun-wielding lunatic" and said agency supervisors have made it clear that only "armed DNR [Department of Natural Resources] agents" are allowed to visit Baker's property.
"[H]e stated vehemently that he and any other MDARD [Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development] employee[s] were expressly forbidden from visiting or in any way contacting Mark Baker or Baker's Green Acres," Baker said in a letter to the Missaukee County Sheriff's Department, informing law enforcement officials of the incident. "This was an order that 'came down from the top.' He also stated that only 'armed DNR agents' would visit our farm and that [I] was portrayed as a 'gun-wielding lunatic.'"
"I consider this to be a threat to me and my family," Baker, who retired from the Air Force, wrote.
Heavy fines and and a longstanding dispute
Baker's troubles with state and federal officials began in 2012 when the Michigan Department of Natural Resources issued new guidance on what constitutes feral - wild - pigs. A December 2011 "Declaratory Ruling" issued by the MDNR listed nine traits which redefined Baker's pigs - and thousands of others across the state that were being raised by other farmers - as "invasive species," which, as such, must be destroyed.
But Baker says he and other family farmers in the state have been raising the same species of pigs for decades; they believe that the Declaratory Ruling, which was issued following a petition by the Michigan Animal Farmers Association, was arbitrary and made in deference to the conventional pork industry as a way to destroy competition.
Baker has thus far defied the order, drawing a $700,000 fine and, apparently, the ire of agriculture officials. He says he is scheduled to take the issue to court in March, where he is confident that he will be vindicated.
In the meantime, however, he believes that Gallagher's comments are an indication that the "threat level is increasing," and he says he fears that a further escalation of tensions - already thick in the area - is taking place, albeit needlessly.
"I spoke to (Missaukee County Sheriff James) Bosscher a couple of summers ago when all of this started," Baker told Natural News. "He wasn't interested."
"He can diffuse all of this," Baker continued, "but he refuses to do so."
No word from the sheriff's department
Baker said his recent letter to the sheriff's department was accompanied by a formal police report.
"While there is no specific time frame, the fact that the only contact I would have from the state government would be at the business end of a loaded weapon held by someone who's been led to believe I'm out to hurt him/her (that's what 'gun wielding lunatics' do) is disconcerting," the letter said. "I have never expressed sentiments of bodily harm towards any government agent. The government, however, has a track record of painting a picture of a suspect and then acting on their suppositions with no regard for the facts. Often they disregard local law enforcement, who may have a true knowledge of a 'suspect' in their pursuit of their goal. This is disturbing and I take it very seriously."
I am requesting written assurance that myself and my family are safe from an unannounced, SWAT team style raid. We have no intention of engaging the DNR on such a physical threat level. ... We have chosen a civil route to resolve this conflict and are seeking written assurance that they have confirmed an equally civil approach to you. I am also requesting written confirmation or denial of the no contact orders.
Thus far, he says, he has received no such assurances - no word at all, in fact - from the sheriff's department.
Nevertheless, he's looking forward to settling the matter - in court - and soon. "They've just about put me out of business," he says.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043727_family_farm_armed_raid_Michigan.html#ixzz2rzELpsV3
Slow Grown in Virginia
By: Bernadette Barber
Kim and I attended a very disappointing public hearing yesterday at the Subcommittee for Agriculture of the Virginia House of Delegates. The movement for food freedom lost a battle yesterday in a classic example of regular people versus lobbyists. We are not discouraged from the fight; far from, it we are animated even more. But disappointed, yes, because after what we saw, I am convinced that in the ‘land of the free’, despite all the lip service, we actually fear freedom.
The subcommittee was examining two bills dealing with what farms (mainly small ones) can do without government interference. HB 268 is a continuation of a fight started in last year’s legislative session, and seeks to limit the power of local governments to restrict ancillary on-farm activities like the sale of true local crafts and value added products, and agri-tourism. HB 135 is a bill to allow small farms to produce and sell food to end consumers without government interference. Rather than re-craft what I’ve said so much already in the last few days, for the sake of explaining our position, here’s the message we sent t o the members of the subcommittee:
I am writing to urge you to vote yes today to forward HB 135, Home-produced or farm-produced products, also known as the Virginia Food Freedom Bill, which removes restrictions on direct farm-to-consumer sales. Specifically, HB 135 would remove restrictions on the sale of foods that are processed in the home or on a farm of 10 or fewer people and sold directly to the end consumer as long as the product is labeled with the producer's name and address, product ingredients, and a disclosure statement indicating that the product is not inspected by Virginia's food safety laws or regulations.
This is not a question of food safety, as some might frame it. The regulations currently in place were written to address dangers common to large scale production and processing, done far from, and out of view, of the end consumers. This bill would not change that. What it will do is allow what never should have changed- allowing those who want to be responsible for their own food supply to seek out producers and products without the government inserting itself in a private economic choice between consenting adults. It will allow greater economic freedom for producers, and it will positively affect the tax revenues of the state and local governments, as those producers who already must collect sales tax, would still do so, but on more product lines. It may even allow some cottage-level producers to grow into small farm status.
This bill, and your vote, is a question of personal freedom and support for small businesses. Virginia was built by small farmers and tradesmen who had the freedom to unleash their creativity, and market their products to their neighbors and peers, who took responsibility for their own discerning purchases. Americans should never have abdicated their responsibility for ensuring a healthy and safe food supply for their family to the government. This bill will allow those Virginians who want to take that responsibility back to seek out the healthy foods they want from the producers of their choice. In this extended period of tough economic times, it would also allow many families to earn a little extra income, and would allow small family farms to open some additional income streams. I challenge Virginia legislators to do more than pay lip service to increasing economic opportunity and freedom of choice for Virginians.
The biggest emphasis there is FREEDOM. Freedom should ALWAYS be the primary consideration over economic and all others.
Well, actually, they didn’t even pay lip service. In the hearing, supporters of HB 135, including Joel Salatin and a representative of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, gave passionate testimony that HB 135 would give small farms greater ability to make ends meet, and help consumers have REAL choices, but most important, that this was an issue of FREEDOM first and foremost. One young farmer gave a particularly rousing testimony that hinged on the issue of freedom first. An interesting and illuminating point in the pro testimony came when a delegate asked the FTCLDF rep how many members of her group file a Schedule C, which I can only presume from his tenor and attitude was an attempt to determine if the fund represents legitimate farmers or a bunch of rednecks who already ignore government. Apparently he doesn't realize that farms file Schedule F on their income tax. Ah, what are details to a legislator, though?
Then the opponents had their say, and a line of pasties in dark suits got up to name the many trade groups they represented, and proceeded to wave the public safety bogeyman with horror stories of plague and pestilence from unregulated milk and meats. The state Meat Inspection Service had its say as well. The delegates duly noted the concerns of agribusiness and unanimously voted to table the bill quicker than you can say "Freedom is dead". The whole vote smacked transparently of a foregone conclusion.
The bill dealing with zoning came up next, and this bill did pass on to the full committee, only because during a lengthy working group over the last year, big agribusiness and small farm supporters actually came to a rare agreement (in my opinion, possible only because agritourism does not directly compete with the bottom line of big food processors). The disheartening part was the line of opponents representing county and local government groups, and even a lobby group composed of neighbors of wineries who want to ensure that activities on their neighbors’ wine businesses do not disturb their peace. (You just couldn’t make this stuff up!) The opponents testimony raised some outwardly valid concerns, but every argument emanated from a presupposition that the citizen must have the approval of the government to do, well, anything, because if a government does not deem the issue to require a specific permit, it is still implied that the government has examined the general activity and deemed that it will allow such activity with silent consent. Well, I just don’t see it that way. Neither did the good folks who wrote our Constitution, and the many more citizens who approved it.
And so readers, the spirit of ’76 is dead. Americans now fear freedom. And I want to know why. Why do state regulators and legislators fear my freedom to sell what I make, to others who have the freedom to choose? If I go to a state inspected restaurant, and become ill from tainted food, whom do I sue? Is the state inspection service, or the restaurant lobby, or the legislators who create the regulatory arms, in any danger of my litigation? Nope, the overworked restaurant owner who has had to deal with all these regulations and inspections, and still somehow failed, he gets to deal with my ire, too.
Why do agribusiness trade guilds fear freedom? They will tell you that it is because they want to protect agriculture from black eyes and bad raps. Hogwash! Thanks to our design, we will always need to eat. The worst tainted food scares have never caused more than a momentary blip in sales of the particular product that caused the problem. Americans have very short memories, and agribusiness takes advantage of it. They don’t fear lost sales due to food borne illness. When was the last time a big processor was truly held accountable for tainted food anyway? What they fear is the fact that when these outbreaks occur in their products, more people start to seek safer food from local sources, and they don’t want you to have more freedom to do so.
Legislators and lobbyists will do what they do, as predictably as the sun rising and setting. But my biggest question is, why do regular Americans fear freedom? If a regular consumer fears the consequences of procuring food from an uninspected farmer, well, there is the one place you do have some freedom- then don’t buy it there. If you do, and get sick, the producer is still the one holding the legal liability. And the local producer has a much greater incentive to produce clean, safe food, because unlike the big guys, he won’t get off with a lecture thanks to a squadron of lawyers and a big war chest. Thus we have a system that prohibits buying a steak or a glass of milk from a neighbor you know, while bringing you irradiated meat and chemically grown produce, dead milk, and foods that aren’t even made from what’s pictured on the label, all in the name of protecting us from dangers that, for the lion’s share, are only present in the large scale production models. Apparently, Americans fear the freedom of a farmer to sell products, which we are free to not buy, so much that we support a system that has failed to give us freedom from tainted food, and refuses to give us freedom to choose the foods we want.
So why do Americans thump their chests on the fourth of July and talk about the freest nation on earth while accepting a government that is so far into our personal choices? Why did our parents and grandparents ask for this system in the first place? Why do we allow this to continue? How does a country that rescued the world from Hitler, et al, get weak kneed about personal freedom because of personal safety? How do a people that fought to set civil rights straight for all races, accept stifling of individual enterprise and choice in favor of big centralized corporations and government bureaucracies? This is a freedom issue. Even those who don’t care a whit about what kind of food they put in their body should be offended at this kind of strangling regulation of individual freedom. If anyone reading is offended because I’ve insinuated that we are not free, we’ll I’m saying it outright, and I hope you’ll see through the smoke and mirrors soon. For those who already do, this is not a diatribe of discouragement, this is a call to get angry, get involved, and force a change!
By: Andrew Mastrocola
There is a new activist that is sending a message to her fellow Americans, and it needs to be heard far and wide. Many activists fear going to the lengths Josie the Outlaw has dared to go in her short time on the scene, but No Fear is shown by this young lady. It is not very often that activists 'get it' and are willing to put everything on the line, but Josie the Outlaw does. Listen to her message and if you disagree then you are not part of the solution, you are the controlled opposition and part of the problem. I have posted a few of her videos here for your convenience, but I urge you to visit her website, support her activities, and share her video messages.
The power of the jury was evidenced in Wisconsin's now famous 2013 raw milk trial with patriot farmer, Vernon Hershberger being found not guilty of trumped up state charges by overzealous regulators. The Hershberger victory was only a small step in the restoration of our Republic, and more cases will continue to appear unless you prepare to resist tyranny with every possible tool available to you.
Josie the Outlaw delivers a very strong message that may upset the warm and fuzzy life that you have become accustomed to. What you keep hearing from most activists is to be peaceful zombies. If you fail to take a stand and resist when your time comes, if you fall into the trap of consensus, you deserve the pre-determined outcome the New World Order planners have made for you.
No woman has shown more courage since St. Joan of Ark, and now is when courage needs to take center stage.
The True Duty of a Jury
Message to Police
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".
A good place to start in determining how to enforce the Constitution is with the guy who’s commonly referred to as the “Father of the Constitution.” While there’s some debate that James Wilson was actually far more fitting of that title, Madison was obviously quite influential.
The essential question: When the federal government violates the constitution, what do you do about it?
Here’s what Madison had to say in Federalist #46. The Influence of the State and Federal Governments Compared:
“Should an unwarrantable measure of the federal government be unpopular in particular States, which would seldom fail to be the case, or even a warrantable measure be so, which may sometimes be the case, the means of opposition to it are powerful and at hand. The disquietude of the people; their repugnance and, perhaps refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union, the frowns of the executive magistracy of the State; the embarrassment created by legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions, would oppose, in any State, very serious impediments; and were the sentiments of several adjoining States happen to be in Union, would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.”
Let me translate. Madison said that when the federal government passes an unconstitutional measure there are powerful methods to oppose it – amongst the people and in the states. He also pointed out that those methods were available even for warrantable, that is constitutional, measures.
Madison told us of four things that should be done to resist federal powers, whether merely unpopular, or unconstitutional.
1. Disquietude of the people – Madison expected the people would throw a fit when the feds usurped power – even using the word “repugnance” to describe their displeasure. That leads to the next step.
2. Refusal to co-operate with the officers of the Union – Noncompliance. We preach it every day at the Tenth Amendment Center. Madison apparently knew what we know today. The feds rely on cooperation from state and local governments, as well as individuals. When enough people refuse to comply, they simply can’t enforce their so-called laws.
3, The frowns of the executive magistracy of the State – Here Madison envisions governors formally protesting federal actions. This not only raises public awareness; executive leadership will also lead to the next step – legislative action.
4. Legislative devices, which would often be added on such occasions – Madison keeps this open-ended, and in the years soon after, which I’ll cover shortly, we learn how both he and Thomas Jefferson applied this step.
Madison also told us that if several adjoining States would do the same it would be an effective tool to stop federal acts. To repeat, he said that doing this “would present obstructions which the federal government would hardly be willing to encounter.”
Judge Andrew Napolitano agreed recently and said that people need to stop enforcing unconstitutional federal laws. He also said that if you could get an entire state doing this, it would make federal laws “nearly impossible to enforce.”
What’s important to note here, are some glaring omissions. The powerful means that Madison told us would be used to oppose federal power successfully did NOT include federal lawsuits in federal courts. He also did NOT include “voting the bums out” as a strategy, either.
Compare that with how people generally respond to what they consider unconstitutional or unpopular federal acts today.
The first thing I tend to hear from people who are opposed to a federal act is the “vote the bums out” mantra. We’ll fire congress, right?
Or some people tell us we have to sue and let the courts decide.
I’ve got some news for you. There’s nothing from the founders – anywhere – in which they tell us that our first response to extreme, repeated violations of the constitution and liberty is to vote the bums out, or sue the feds in federal court. Nothing.
Thomas Jefferson followed up on this in 1798 with the same kind of advice. That year, the Adams administration passed a wildly unconstitutional attack on the freedom of speech with the Alien and Sedition Acts. In response, while sitting as vice-president, Jefferson secretly drafted the Kentucky Resolutions, and here’s a little of what he wrote:
“The several states composing the united states of america are not united on a principle of unlimited submission to their general government.”
“where powers are assumed which have not been delegated, a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy”
“that every State has a natural right in cases not within the compact to nullify of their own authority all assumptions of power by others within their limits: that without this right, they would be under the dominion, absolute and unlimited, of whosoever might exercise this right of judgment for them”
Madison was consistent in his views on this. In 1798, he also drafted and help pass something known as the Virginia Resolutions, a state-level “legislative device” in response to the Alien and Sedition Acts. Here’s a key part:
in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil, and for maintaining within their respective limits, the authorities, rights and liberties appertaining to them.
Like Madison advised in Federalist #46, both he and Thomas Jefferson advised a state-level response to dangerous federal acts. In 1798, neither of them even mentioned voting or lawsuits.
Jefferson told us that a “nullification is the rightful remedy.” And Madison told us that states are “duty-bound to interpose.”
When Daniel Webster called on these same principles in response to military conscription plans during the war of 1812, he said:
“The operation of measures thus unconstitutional and illegal ought to be prevented by a resort to other measures which are both constitutional and legal. It will be the solemn duty of the State governments to protect their own authority over their own militia, and to interpose between their citizens and arbitrary power. These are among the objects for which the State governments exist; and their highest obligations bind them to the preservation of their own rights and the liberties of their people”
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Here’s the bottom line. You are not supposed to wait 2 or 4 years for some new politicians to get in office and give your permission to be free. You are not supposed to wait 2 or 4 or 6 years for some federal court to tell you, “ok, you be free now.”
You are supposed to stand up resist, refuse to comply and nullify unconstitutional federal acts – as soon as they happen.
All the money and time you throw at firing congress or winning in federal court will never, ever work – unless you start resisting right here in your state. And, that resistance needs to be your first response, not your last.
Published on Dec 5, 2013
In this video Luke Rudkowski travels to Dallas Texas to visit Quinn Eaker of the Garden of Eden community. Quinn tells us about the mission of the Garden of Eden and how recent pressure from the state has harassed, intimidated, fined, and is threatening the existence of their community.
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By: Andrew Mastrocola
Below are the results of the Republican plan for raw milk in Wisconsin. This bill, if it goes through the legislature next year, will be the dagger that ends the freedom Vernon Hershberger so valiantly fought for. The jury said no license was needed for what Vernon is doing, so why would pro raw milk organizations then push legislation that would go against that juries ruling? How in the world can anyone who is not a Socialist support something that is so Fascist in it's nature?
Wake up Wisconsin and take a stand for your liberty and freedom by opposing such legislation that only will send the price of raw milk skyrocketing to California levels, which is currently at $18 per gallon. How many of you will still be able to purchase raw milk at those prices? Do you want to have your every purchase recorded in a government data base? Do you need the legislatures approval to choose what you feed your family? Why has a 'conservative' Senator succumbed to the ways of Socialism? This bill is all about control, taking away your Liberty, your farmers Liberty, and a way to create more revenue for the state while emptying your pockets some more.
The majority of farmers now selling raw milk would have to quit or risk becoming criminals. Did you enjoy watching what Vernon had to go through? I definitely did not! Shame on those farmers, consumers, politicians, and organizations that support such a bill which attempts to render the Hershberger juries verdict null and void, shame on you!
This bill turns your God given right to choose your food into a government granted privilege, and it gives police powers to DATCP to go after farmers that do not register nor comply with all the heavy handed regulations. Is raw milk a controlled substance? Not yet, but it will be if this bill passes. "He who controls the food controls the people", Adolph Hitler.
Go ahead people, submit to your control freak masters and be good slaves and sheep. if you so desire, but remember when you wake up and realize that you have been lead to a slaughter you went there willingly. Wake up now to the false left right paradigm that they are using to deceive you before it is too late.
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