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Feds Take Down Amish Farmer... Over Milk
Pundit Press ^ | 4/29/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 04/29/2011 8:46:52 AM PDT by therightliveswithus

Our government at work.

A year-long sting operation came to an end this week. In that time, the government used fake names and surprise inspections all to nab the people at Rainbow Acres Farm in the D.C. area. The reason: they were selling milk.

Unpasteurized milk, to be exact. Asked for comment, the government released this statement: “It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed.” Therefore, the Amish farmers at Rainbow Acres had to be brought down.

Asked for comment, one Washington resident stated, “I look at this as the FDA is in cahoots with the large milk producers. I don’t want the FDA and my tax dollars to go to shut down a farm that hasn’t had any complaints against it. They’re producing good food, and the consumers are extremely happy with it."

Is this the government over-reaching? I guess you can decide.

(Excerpt) Read more at punditpress.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: amish; bans; dc; fda; feds; law; maryland; nannystate; pennsylvania; rawmilk

1 posted on 04/29/2011 8:46:58 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: therightliveswithus

Did the FDA go in SWAT style to do the take down?

When are those evil Amish going to learn that the District of Criminals isn’t going to put up with that?


2 posted on 04/29/2011 8:49:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Atlas Shrugged


3 posted on 04/29/2011 8:50:38 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15.)
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To: therightliveswithus

“It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed.”

4 posted on 04/29/2011 8:52:44 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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To: therightliveswithus

A basic product available throughout Europe—but too dangerous for Americans.


5 posted on 04/29/2011 8:53:46 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: therightliveswithus

Fedzilla strikes again.


6 posted on 04/29/2011 8:54:53 AM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: therightliveswithus

“I don’t want the FDA and my tax dollars to go to shut down a farm that hasn’t had any complaints against it.”

1.It’s going to happen anyway whether you like it or not.
2.It’s for the children
3.The gods in D.C. have spoken.
4.Shut up and watch the royal wedding like a good little peon.


7 posted on 04/29/2011 8:56:08 AM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: therightliveswithus
Would the FDA also say that tobacco shouldn't be consumed? Or would it be because they weren't getting their cut? i.e. TAXES?

We are living under a MARXIST rule and nobody gives a sh!t. PATHETIC!

8 posted on 04/29/2011 8:56:15 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: therightliveswithus

You know, since our federal government - the FDA and whatever police agency was involved - obviously has so much free time that it has to conduct year-long sting operations on farmers selling a product that people drank without incident for literally thousands of years, it’s obviously time to start axing federal employees by the thousands.


9 posted on 04/29/2011 8:57:31 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("I'm a member of the Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus fan club!" (Sarah Palin, Sept. 31, 2010))
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To: therightliveswithus

Raw milk should never be consumed? I lived on farms and drank a lot of raw milk. Never harmed me. Nothing like the taste of whole milk. The FDA does not believe that we have the fundamental right to food choices. They have to make the choices for us.

First the came for the smokers, but I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a smoker.
Then they came for the milk drinkers.......


10 posted on 04/29/2011 8:58:34 AM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: therightliveswithus

Sell it as Cow Juice.


11 posted on 04/29/2011 8:59:16 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: therightliveswithus

The EPA is following the life-cycle of any bureaucracy. They have gone well beyond their intended function to the point where they are coercing their ideology on the nation, often extra-legally.


12 posted on 04/29/2011 9:01:26 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: therightliveswithus

Did they Shoot the cow??


13 posted on 04/29/2011 9:02:59 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: isthisnickcool

When are they going against these people?
http://www.llli.org/


14 posted on 04/29/2011 9:03:26 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: USMCPOP

Human gene milk will shortly be available from local daries. I daare say the Amish and whole milk people will get on that bandwagon. Will the FDA now require human milk be pasteurized?
I am much more concerned about the easy availability of uncooked fish, especially shellfish. These are proven toxic especially when served as sushi. FDA should get right on that.


15 posted on 04/29/2011 9:05:00 AM PDT by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: therightliveswithus
Yet another victimless crime.

We were warned time and again this would happen.

16 posted on 04/29/2011 9:05:27 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You can thank all those Senators who voted for the Public Safety Act (including our illustrious Gang of Six RINO Saxby Chambliss from GA). Now the FDA is a fully armed enforcement agency and they may search and seize your farm and/or backyard garden with absolutely no right of judicial review by the injured party. Thats right folks, you can’t go to court and sue. You are screwed, blued and tatooed. Welcome to the USSA.


17 posted on 04/29/2011 9:07:08 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: therightliveswithus
We drink raw milk and are extremely grateful to have a farmer willing to provide it for us. Pasteurized milk can't even begin to compare with the real stuff.
18 posted on 04/29/2011 9:08:09 AM PDT by Spudx7
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To: Dead Corpse

Our uncle had a dairy when we were growing up. He gave all the relatives milk. Over half of my cousins tested positive for TB—linked back directly to the cow herd. We were dairy farmers also, but faithfully pasteurized our milk. We were fine. Wonder if the Amish test their herds for TB? Probably not. Just a heads up for drinking unpasteurized, untested milk.


19 posted on 04/29/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT by Pure Country (“I’ve noticed that every person that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan)
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To: therightliveswithus

I grew up on it, from about ages 5 to 17, from the farm a mile down the street, and I ain’t dead- yet.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 9:11:38 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: therightliveswithus

The Obama commie machine must go!


21 posted on 04/29/2011 9:14:17 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: Pure Country

On the other hand, the smallpox vaccine was invented when Thos. Salk discovered that diary maids never got smallpox. “Fresh faced, like a dairy maid. No scars.”

Cowpox confers immunity to smallpox.

How many lives has that saved?


22 posted on 04/29/2011 9:18:45 AM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber thigns in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: Pure Country
Yep. To drink milk that has not been pasteurized is like the idiot that lived with the grizzlies and said 'I love you bear'; they eventually ate him.
23 posted on 04/29/2011 9:20:26 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: therightliveswithus

Letters being written to elected representatives about such over-reaching and anti-liberty actions of bureacracies? Or only sarcasms being posted on forums?


24 posted on 04/29/2011 9:20:45 AM PDT by John Leland 1789 (Grateful.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Do you think this is the vision of America our founding Fathers had when they spoke about freedom? They are making a libertarian out of me..


25 posted on 04/29/2011 9:21:43 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: Pure Country
Well, because of your anecdotal evidence... we should just toss 'em all in jail. Even though there were no complaints filed. Maybe especially because no complaints were filed. After all, it says right there in the Constitution that the FedGov can toss people in jail over milk.

/s

26 posted on 04/29/2011 9:23:08 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: Pure Country

Testing positive for TB is not the same as having it. My mother’s family got their milk from their cow with a T branded on her cheek. She always tested positive, but she never has never had TB.


27 posted on 04/29/2011 9:23:24 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: isthisnickcool

Bioweapon!

28 posted on 04/29/2011 9:23:32 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: therightliveswithus

America, land of the free and home of the brave. Love it or leave it.


29 posted on 04/29/2011 9:23:41 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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Just Because the Circus Is in Town
Doesn’t Mean We Have to Vote for the Clown


Give what you can
Or donate monthly, and a sponsoring FReeper will contribute $10

Save Lazamataz! He’s fading fast!

30 posted on 04/29/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: therightliveswithus

They said if I voted for John McCain, the government would shut down Amish Milk Producers, and they were right.


31 posted on 04/29/2011 9:25:54 AM PDT by radioone (Ya' just can't make up Liberal Idiocy)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
You know... If people didn't want to assume that risk... They wouldn't buy it... And people would stop selling it.

Funny how that works completely absent GOVERNMENT.

32 posted on 04/29/2011 9:27:22 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: RnMomof7
Do you think this is the vision of America our founding Fathers had when they spoke about freedom? They are making a libertarian out of me..

This is the reason our government is so over their heads and broke. They do way too many things that don't need to be done. And because of strong lobbies, none of it can be rolled back. We could do away with most of the alphabet agencies and be just fine.
33 posted on 04/29/2011 9:31:42 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: rickomatic

Actually we had better form one new alphabet agency if we get rid of most of the other ones. Freepers would do just fine. But we’d need the DIA (Department of Idiots Assistance) for the ones that seem to think they need all this government intrusion into their lives.


34 posted on 04/29/2011 9:34:19 AM PDT by rickomatic
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To: therightliveswithus
Raw milk is the only kind of milk my son can drink. He has an allergic reaction to pasteurized milk.

The farm where I usually buy my milk is now acting illegally, thanks to our previous Congress. And yes, that includes Republicans.

35 posted on 04/29/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

You buy raw milk from farmers you trust, then review their testing records for not just TB, but brucellosis and johnes also. It’s really none of the gov’t business what kind of milk people want to drink.

But pasteurized milk can have just as many problems as unpasteurized including salmonella and e coli contamination and people have died from those infections directly attributed to come from the pasteurized milk they drank.


36 posted on 04/29/2011 9:59:19 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: therightliveswithus

oh thank goodness we had the feds taking out the amish milk sellers.

it’s not like we have radical blank panthers intimidating voters or rabid drug gangs kidnapping & killing our citizens or anything.

get those evil milk peddlers!

/sarc

these people would be a joke if their actions didn’t have consequences. unfortunately, they do. as such, they are a clear and present danger to all Americans (that won’t vote for them)

we need to stop funding their bullsh*t


37 posted on 04/29/2011 10:24:04 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Dead Corpse
Well, because of your anecdotal evidence... we should just toss 'em all in jail. Even though there were no complaints filed. Maybe especially because no complaints were filed. After all, it says right there in the Constitution that the FedGov can toss people in jail over milk.

Oh for Pete's Sake...I didn't say let the Feds run your life, I was just saying that if you get milk straight from the farmer, then pasteurize it yourself before you drink it. Good Grief. Calm Down. Chill OUT! Or are you normally a Drama Queen?

38 posted on 04/29/2011 10:30:41 AM PDT by Pure Country (“I’ve noticed that every person that is for abortion has already been born.” -Ronald Reagan)
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To: therightliveswithus

if this were a Republican adminstration and chocolate milk, the leftholes would be screaming racism


39 posted on 04/29/2011 10:32:35 AM PDT by wny
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To: Pure Country
Drama King, actually. Confusion over gender isn't an issue.

BTW... I agree that Pasteurization is a very good idea and I wouldn't personally buy raw milk. I just wanted to make the point that this should be an individual decision absent government asshattery.

Don't take the Internet too personally. It isn't healthy...

40 posted on 04/29/2011 10:42:19 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (explosive bolts, ten thousand volts at a million miles an hour)
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To: patton

That was Edward Jenner. Salk invented the Polio Vaccine...


41 posted on 04/29/2011 10:56:09 AM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: therightliveswithus

When I was a kid I drank raw milk at my grandparents house, it was very good but I bet if I tried it now it would be too rich for me to handle.Always liked the butter my gerandmother made but could never in my 49 years of life get a sip of buttermilk down which is really butterless milk.


42 posted on 04/29/2011 12:16:04 PM PDT by Hotmetal (Live your life to the fullest with no regrets.)
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To: therightliveswithus; Eric Blair 2084; paltz; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; ...

Nanny State PING!


43 posted on 04/29/2011 12:28:34 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (I hate politically correct academics.)
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To: magslinger

I test positive for TB because my father died of it in 1938,and I had been exposed.

73 years.


44 posted on 04/29/2011 12:41:17 PM PDT by Mears
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To: therightliveswithus

“It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed.”

If it is good for you the government doesn’t want you to get it.


45 posted on 04/29/2011 1:07:18 PM PDT by FreeMaine
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan

Ooops. I always get these things wrong ...


46 posted on 04/29/2011 1:09:27 PM PDT by patton (I am sure that I have done dumber thigns in my life, but at the moment, I am unable to recall them.)
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To: therightliveswithus
“It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed.”

Which of course supersedes the opinion and legal rights of their FREAKING SUPERIORS!!!!!

47 posted on 04/29/2011 2:16:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


48 posted on 04/29/2011 9:41:42 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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