Skip to comments.Judge: Americans have no right to choose food
Posted on 10/06/2011 5:05:22 AM PDT by tutstar
A Wisconsin judge has decided in a fight over families' access to milk from cows they own that Americans "do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow."
The ruling comes from Circuit Court Judge Patrick J. Fiedler in a court fight involving a number of families who owned their own cows, but boarded them on a single farm.
The judge said that's a "dairy farm" and is subject to the rules and regulations of the state of Wisconsin.
"It's always a surprise when a judge says you don't have the fundamental right to consume the foods of your choice," said Pete Kennedy, president of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, which worked on the case on behalf of the farmers and the owners of the milk-producing cows.
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who the hell are these people? and how do they get elected and/or appointed? this judge needs to be run out of town on a rail
This nation is being stolen from the vision of the Founding Fathers, from current and future generations of citizens, by a corrupt political and judiciary class, abetted by a dishonest media and academia.
Let me see if I understand this whole “choice” thing... a woman can choose to kill her baby but she can’t choose to drink milk from her own cow?! Okay... I get it now. /s
Evidently, this turd has never read the Constitution of The United States.
Perhaps this individual needs to learn first hand what Thomas Jefferson was talking about when he said: “God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty.... And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
We are coming to the point where we need to reassert our primacy over the government.
Just another black robed terrorists. It’s time these “judges” wear the title they so richly deserve. http://www.blackrobedterrorists.com
This is a hill I would be willing to die/kill on.
These judges and their infinite wisdom, these unions and their infinite wisdom, these occupy protestors and their lack of wisdom are going to bring this country to the brink. They are going to get the revolution they are calling for, unfortuinately I b elieve it is not going to be a bloodless revolution, it is going to make the Civil War look civil.
I feel for our children. If this happens we are going to be looked back at as the worst generation the world has known. Unbelievable what these liberals have done/ are doing.
This doesn’t surprise me in the least.
Sounds like he's doing a pretty good job of advocating right where he is.
Considering that most people have birth certs and social security numbers does make you a slave of the state capitols and the District of Criminals.
This takes us right back to FDR,where they didn’t let farmers grow their own food without regulation and forced people to buy the next available chicken at the butcher shop. Americans had to fight back with votes then, and we will have to do so now.
Bill of Rights:
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
The judge is so very, very wrong.............
He may be right—I may be crazy —But it just might be a lunatic you’re lookin’ for” As the old hippy lust song put it. If the Judge is right then it seems right Americans do have a Constitutional right to IMPEACH. We also have a fundamental right to resist tyranny -for to do so is obedience to God.As Franklin so appropriated from other Patriots.
....to the nearest tall tree.........
It was once said about Germany “That which is not permitted is forbidden,” and about the United States, “That which is not forbidden is permitted.” No longer.
The presumption of many judges in regulatory matters is one of presumed guilt, not innocence. There are so many rules now, that you must be breaking one if you don’t have positive permission for whatever it is you are doing. This judge exemplifies that attitude. He assumes that you can’t do something because there is no enumerated right allowing you to, rather than taking the Founder’s position that the government’s powers were to be few and enumerated.
>>As the old hippy lust song put it.<<
Hippy? That was Billy Joel in 1980.
Hippies were in the 60’s.
Is there provision in Wisconsin law to recall or impeach this goof?
Dang but Mr. Lewis had it right. Sadly, that is exactly what America is becoming under the ‘rat/socialists.
An interesting side note, milk was originally pasteurized to prevent brucellosis for one thing. However in the Yellowstone area judges are upholding the right of the federal government and environmentalists to keep the disease alive and well and allow infected animals access to private property. There have been 17 brucellosis outbreaks in privately owned livestock in the area since 2004, and a number of entire cattle herds destroyed when they became infected. It had been about 20 years prior to that since cattle had been infected thanks to vaccination. The herds that have been infected were also vaccinated.
When did we choose government by black-robed tyrants?
Good quote. I’ve searched but I can’t find where (book, speech,...) this is from. Do you, by any chance, have it? (I seem to be on a C.S. Lewis reading spree ATM.)
Insanity is running rampant!
What was that new farming regulation that outlawed growing your own food? Many people laughed at that idea...but this ruling seems awful darn close...
Government is instituted to protect property of every sort; as well that which lies in the various rights of individuals, as that which the term particularly expresses. This being the end of government, that alone is a just government, which impartially secures to every man, whatever is his own.
James Madison's Essay on Property (1792)
Is it time..... YET?
Jonty30, it doesn’t surprise me either. If government has the right to tell people what to eat, it also has the right to tell them what NOT to eat. Justice Kagan would no doubt uphold this ruling in an appeal.
Watch it and weep for our country.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
As usual, WND is distorting the ruling and the meaining. The ruling can be found here:
This is a summary judgment ruling. It says the case goes to trial because there are TWO sides to the issue.
The ruling specifically says that someone who owns a cow and sells the milk can drink the milk directly from the cow if they wish, as can their family.
However, the state is arguing that the arrangement made is a sham, designed to allow the sale of raw milk to the public. The ruling does not agree with that description, but says it needs to go to court to see if it is true or not.
Ping for later
Ping for later
This is the prevailing mindset of the left - only the elite are capable of making their own decisions, and they therefore have the obligation to make YOUR decisions for you.
The more this mindset is exposed, the quicker we can purge it from our society.
Lawyers are the commissars of American Socialism; judges are its Party Secretaries.
Judge needs an American understanding of the 9th & 10th Amendments.
This case is NOT about what a person has the right to eat, but what a person has the right to sell. Please don’t read WND & think you are getting an honest report.
This is a summary judgment. That means the facts in the case are in dispute, and must therefor go to trial. The plaintiffs argue they are not selling raw milk. The state says they are, and have denied them a business license. The facts are in dispute, so it needs to go to trial.
That is all this ruling says.
Here is the fix for “legislate from the bench” judges:
3. Assembly required
5. Problem solved
The judge is on solid ground.
Try mining coal on your own land and see what happens...
you’ll find it’s an indication that something might be Satanic in nature when it involves an elite making decisions for everybody else.
And yet, not even mere impeachment proceedings have started.
“All evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Indeed... once I got my “new eyes” about 6 years ago, everything makes a lot more sense.
And, the first sin WAS based in pride and elitism.
“you can be gods”
See: Rail, run out on a
The corner is getting tighter everyday.
How dare you confuse this eruption of outrage with actual facts!
I was going to post the same thing, but luckily I read all the posts and realize you were already doing so.
As you say, WND seems to do this a LOT.
“This is a hill I would be willing to die/kill on”
Yes, this had better get overturned on appeal, or, as far as I’m concerned, the government will have voided that whole “social contract”, and I won’t feel bound to hold up my end anymore.
Hadn’t seen you reply or be pinged to this yet. You have a real nutty judge there.