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Washington Elitists Want To Take Over The Family Farm
IBD Editorials ^ | April 26, 2012

Posted on 04/26/2012 4:26:47 PM PDT by Kaslin

Regulation: For centuries, children have played an indispensable role in family farms. Their efforts have been and still are often essential to survival. But the nanny state wants to outlaw their contributions.

What do the Labor Department bureaucrats in urban, elitist Washington who are writing the rule that would prohibit children under 18 from working on farms know about farm culture?

How familiar are they with agricultural society and its age-old traditions and its timeless demands? Who are they to interfere with a way of life that has been the backbone of America?

None of that matters to the busybodies and petty tyrants of the federal government. They will force their rules on others because they believe in their moral and intellectual superiority — particularly over a people they see as hayseeds in fly-over country.

Farming has inherent dangers. We won't dispute that.

The machinery can be lethal. It is also hard work. It's not a cushy and counterproductive government job that pays more than productive private-sector work.

What farming also isn't is a domain of private life that the federal government can take over.

Should the Obama Labor Department get its way, farm kids under 18 will no longer be allowed to work in grain elevators, silos and feed lots, or at stockyards and livestock auctions.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: childlabor; familyfarms; labordept

1 posted on 04/26/2012 4:26:51 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

And this regulation will be just a court action away from some turd making it illegal for kids to do any chores around a house...any house.

This is just Hillary Clinton pushing her UN children’s rights agenda which is no more and no less than the Soviet-style state claiming that children are the property of the state.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 4:28:39 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Kaslin

Spent the day calling anyone and everyone who would listen. Last I heard the proposal was being withdrawn......for now. Vigilance.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 4:33:57 PM PDT by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: Kaslin
I wonder how they plan on monitoring this. Wouldn't that require trespassing on private property?
4 posted on 04/26/2012 4:34:50 PM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: Kaslin

Open defiance, armed resistance. If they are not stopped here, then where will they be?


5 posted on 04/26/2012 4:35:24 PM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: kevslisababy
Wouldn't that require trespassing on private property?

"Private property." What a quaint notion.

6 posted on 04/26/2012 4:36:45 PM PDT by Noumenon ("I tell you, gentlemen, we have a problem on our hands." Col. Nicholson-The Bridge on the River Qwai)
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To: Kaslin

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
-C. S. Lewis


7 posted on 04/26/2012 4:38:07 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: kevslisababy

Didn’t seem to stop them at Waco, or Ruby Ridge.


8 posted on 04/26/2012 4:44:22 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: Kaslin

This whole thing makes my head explode!

I was raised in a rural area and still live in one. There is NOTHING wrong with kids participating in a family farm.

Of course it would be far better that they play Farmville on the computer I guess.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 4:45:01 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Noumenon

It goes WAY beyond “private property” and into the intimate role of governmnent being “mommy and daddy”—destroying the family unit—destroying loyalty to mother and father-—creating enemies in the family structure. Putting the State in between the raising of children so the State creates their worldview.

It is all about preventing children from becoming mature, independent adults. They want stupid, cowed, dysfunctional people who depend on government. Farming is the most independent way of life—and what sustained my grandfather’s large family—fed all his kids during the Great Depression. Never had government handouts and NEVER went into debt.

Abe Lincoln would have been considered a dangerous radical and on a terrorist list..and his parents would have been put in prison and all their children removed from their parents.

Heck. I would have been taken away from my parents with laws like these as would my children. Responsibility, intelligence and independence is learned by working in childhood......like Ben Franklin, Carnegie, Mark Twain, Edison, Lincoln, Wright Bros, etc.—all great geniuses.

It is the Brave New World.....where government determines how to raise your children—and they want slaves for the State. Religious individuals are dangerous—especially people loyal to their families and God. They might resist orders from the government god.


10 posted on 04/26/2012 4:54:10 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Kaslin

Try this. I am computer illiterate but I’ll give it a shot

www.counterpunch.org/2009/08/04monsanto-s-man-in-the-obama-administration/

follow the money


11 posted on 04/26/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: acapesket

I blew it.
www.counterpunch.org/.../monsanto/2009/08/14/administration/monsanto-s-man-in-the-obama-


12 posted on 04/26/2012 5:25:08 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Kaslin
Sold my farm in January, 2012. For once I got out of something at a peak. Farms where I lived did not lose any value from the 2008 crash of realestate. They actually increased in value.

Fifteen years of my daughters helping me with chores developed a good head on their shoulders. One is in law school, and one is studying to be an architect. Both cried while putting up hay every summer, performed surgery on mamma livestock after pushing out their uterus and the baby (both stitched closed with a shoelace from their Converse sneakers), gave tens of thousands of immunization shots, laid fencing every year, fed bottle-babies at two hour intervals at 20 below zero, managed to train two herding dogs who were champions, run a backhoe and skidsteer, and made me proud. They did all this thru the ages of 8 to 22. Drove trucks, tractors, haybines, brush hogs, balers, and oh yeah........the farm airplane.

I pitty what's left of our next generation by the time government programming is thru.

13 posted on 04/26/2012 5:27:36 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: acapesket

dam!
-administration/

Auugggh!
Sorry I am tired... one of you smart guys pickup the torch...
this legisltion has been a work in the making for a very long time!


14 posted on 04/26/2012 5:28:06 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: savagesusie

Under HHS and other Obamamaniacs, the word parent is no longer to be used. The new term is “Resident Guardian”.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 5:30:29 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

You didn’t mention that they also learned how to shoot, which I will just assume to be self-evident.

It’s a pity how many kids today are not taught how to properly use and respect a firearm.


16 posted on 04/26/2012 5:30:57 PM PDT by henkster (Wanted: Politicians willing to say "No" to people. No experience required.)
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To: Kaslin

Stalin?


17 posted on 04/26/2012 5:36:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: blackdog

What special daughters you have.

I fear that the character building experiences they had will be denied to future generations.


18 posted on 04/26/2012 5:40:27 PM PDT by berdie
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To: henkster
Actually they didn't like guns. They understood their need as a tool. After we waited several times for a vet while an animal was down, suffering, and dying, only to have the vet arrive with a five pound mason's hammer and whack the down animal between the eyes..........natural logic takes over.

The pistol I have when fired near livestock creates a wave of panic in the barn which does not settle down for days among the stock. Not to mention it does not always deliver instantaneous results, thus needing more shots fired. The hammer is instant, merciful, and personal.

The girls were not big hunters. The freezer always had plenty of meat from what we raised which didn't go to market or sale at auctions.

19 posted on 04/26/2012 5:42:48 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Kaslin

Well, well, well. It seems the Regime has backed off on banning children from working on family farms.

Govt backs off new limits on child labor on farms
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FARM_LABOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-04-26-19-44-56

Except they have not backed off, they have just postponed their edicts until after the election so it’s important to get your butt to the polls on Nov. 6 and vote BO out!


20 posted on 04/26/2012 5:45:07 PM PDT by citizen (Obama blames:arab spring,banks,big oil,bush,ceos,christians,coal,FNC,Jpn tsumani,T Party,wall st,you)
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To: berdie
Thank You. I'm afraid we may experience some variation on the Soylent Green front. Not that it will be "People", ala Charlton Heston, but some sort of Mosanto / Cargill / Dow / Dupont/ Bayer concoction to improve our diets and shoved down our throats by agencies of government.

Mark my words.

21 posted on 04/26/2012 5:49:24 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: acapesket

Michael Taylor: http://www.muckety.com/Michael-Taylor/145019.muckety


22 posted on 04/26/2012 5:49:49 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Kaslin
Evidently the 0bama Department of no-Labor has decided to drop its proposed rule on farm chores.

Link

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23 posted on 04/26/2012 5:55:54 PM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: blackdog

Population control via gmo


24 posted on 04/26/2012 6:19:59 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: gorush
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.”
-C. S. Lewis

One of the most poignant quotes I've encountered in quite a while.

When I was a lad, I was given transportation home from college by the father of a friend. Michigan just passed a seatbelt law. The father enthusiastically asked me what I thought of the new law and I retorted "Just what I need - another law by the government protecting me from myself".

He was incredulous at me and argued government control of all contingencies, but I argued the big picture back to him to no avail.

25 posted on 04/26/2012 7:38:13 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Kaslin

How dare the children of farmers take jobs away from illegal immigrants.


26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:55:27 PM PDT by GOJPN
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To: Kaslin
[Article] What do the Labor Department bureaucrats ....know about farm culture?

What do they know? Delenda Carthago, that's what.

Who are they to interfere with a way of life that has been the backbone of America?

Communists. Hilda Solis is redder than a rhesus monkey's ass.

27 posted on 04/26/2012 11:32:14 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: GOJPN
How dare the children of farmers take jobs away from illegal immigrants.

How dare they farm? The Politburo didn't tell them they could farm.

28 posted on 04/26/2012 11:33:55 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: blackdog
The pistol I have when fired near livestock creates a wave of panic

Federally-licensed suppressed weapons (silencers) takes care of that. Lots of farmers have used them in the past.

In No Country for Old Men, the evil assassin Chigurh uses a stock-culling "tool" of that type.

29 posted on 04/26/2012 11:38:42 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: berdie

“There is NOTHING wrong with kids participating in a family farm.”

Apparently, there is EVERYTHING wrong with it because a bunch of brilliant, Progressive, really-really smart, intellectual geniuses have decided that those
bible-thumping, gun-loving, church-going, knuckle-dragging,
neanderthal-owners of farms are a bunch of morons who don’t know what they’re doing. (The sting of tyranny becomes stronger by the minute.)

IMHO


30 posted on 04/27/2012 4:39:24 AM PDT by ripley
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To: blackdog
oh yeah........the farm airplane.

Airplane?

Really?,Fill us in.

31 posted on 04/27/2012 8:18:31 AM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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To: painter

Piper Cherokee.


32 posted on 04/30/2012 1:53:26 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

Do you have your own landing strip?


33 posted on 05/01/2012 7:17:43 AM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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To: Kaslin

Will Johnny Cougar write a song about this? Or not, because HIS people are in the White House?


34 posted on 05/01/2012 7:18:38 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: blackdog

Darn. If I weren’t married already (and the the luckiest man alive), I’d be asking for phone numbers and/or email addresses...


35 posted on 05/01/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: painter

2600’ X 50’ (WS76)


36 posted on 05/01/2012 12:02:04 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

That’s cool. You must have a pretty big place to have a 2600ft strip.


37 posted on 05/02/2012 8:06:17 AM PDT by painter (Rebuild The America We love!)
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