Date: 9/4/2011 4:26:38 AM ( 5 y ) ... viewed 975 times
"... We must learn the ways of liberty and freedom. We must accustom ourselves and our society to liberty and freedom."
I appreciate the comment by Mr. J. Ingvar Odegaard: "If we do not govern ourselves, free of the tyranny engulfing us, we will be smothered and broken in an avalanche of law. We must learn the ways of liberty and freedom. We must accustom ourselves and our society to liberty and freedom. We only, now, have this or that tyrant or would-be tyrant fighting over who controls us and we are asked to participate by blessing one or the other tyrant with our votes. The desire to live in freedom and liberty extends far beyond our borders. Plenty of people the world over yearn for this. God help our country in this hour of need."
Based on what I have seen overall in comments being made here I'd say this one by Ingvar offers an excellent piece of feedback!
There does appear to be some commentators who realize that the small dairy farmers could be self regulated. That could be one example of "self government". There are more examples.
However, the farms that are owned by corporations are a different animal ...
The main point made by Ingvar for me is: "learn the ways of liberty and freedom". I believe that those ways have been known before and so they surely can be known again! I believe that they were known before the creation of the federal government when Americans were functioning in truly self-governing ways. The very best thing I think I can say is I am all for any efforts toward learning "the ways of liberty and freedom"!
I can see at least three general pathways with the first two of these absolutely entitled to progressing in this direction "of liberty and freedom". One is total self-sufficiency and that means if someone wants milk for their self and/or their family that they get the animal of their choice and milk it. The second pathway would be a contract-based relationship with someone else to have the care of the animal/s and probably do the milking. The third is to buy it at retail. (At this time, I like the contract pathway the most! However, I also have a dream of living on a farm and milking my own milk!) Re: pathway #3 - I'm not against the retail pathway however I don't know whether that offers liberty and freedom for the farmers. Maybe it does, but I'm not a farmer and maybe only the farmers can speak to that! Although the contract pathway may appear to have been trampled upon by government I believe in a Sovereign Right to contract without impairment by government.
The acts of trampling upon what may be one of our most fundamental of Rights has gotten my goat! In every instance that I have knowledge of this kind of trespass I find myself wondering why isn't there "No Trespassing" signs posted at the entrance of these sites with a warning that trespassers will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? (See The Real Dirt On Farmer John.) Now that the so called "war" has been in motion (for how many years now) I have wondered why I have not seen or heard that there was some kind of gate-keeping at the entrances where the (potential) trespassers were refused entrance? Every private "club" has the Right to have an armed guard at their entrance. Every private home has the same Right. I also wonder why I don't see every individual situation demanding to see search warrants (and examining hard copies for wet ink signatures by a judge) and then deciding whether or not Lawful authority has been given for a search and/or seizure.
All of which convinces me that the most fundamental knowledge and understanding of our Sovereign Rights is largely missing among the American people. I invite feedback on the statement I just made. Is it true or not? If it's true then it seems to me that knowledge and understanding is urgently needed now! I am willing to work with others who want to acquire that knowledge and understanding. I think a website could be built for that purpose and that we could be having all the conversations needed on how to get that knowledge and understanding. That is a direction I would love to move in.
A map indicating that there is some form of legal acceptance of raw milk in at least 39 States. In the several states where it is considered "illegal" it doesn't mean that there isn't raw milk in that state. It just may mean that it can be harder to find because you won't find it in retail stores. But as long as there are cows and / or goats, etc, in that state you can bet there is raw milk there!