Skip to comments.If I Wanted America to Fail, I’d Ban Kids From Farm Work
Posted on 04/26/2012 7:39:45 PM PDT by An American!
The Obama Administration is working on regulations that would prevent children from working on our own family farms. This is more overreach of the federal government with many negative consequences. And if you think the governments new regs will stop at family farms, think again.
My family is a commercial fishing family, and commercial fishing in Alaska is much like the family farm (but the year 'round farmers no doubt work harder than we do!). I guarantee fishing families wouldnt stand for this nonsensical intrusion into our lives and livelihoods, and, as a former 4-H member, I dont believe farm families will either. Our kids learn to work and to help feed America on our nations farms, and out on the water.
Federal government: get your own house in order and stop interfering in ours.
- Sarah Palin
Tell it like it is Sarah.
Evidently they listened to not only her but the thousands of others...
Govt backs off new limits on child labor on farms
By SAM HANANEL at Apr 26, 9:06 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under heavy pressure from farm groups,
the Obama administration said Thursday it would drop an
unpopular plan to prevent children from doing hazardous work
on farms owned by anyone other than their parents.
In north Idaho, after two mining accidents in the last year, the federal bureau of mines ordered it closed for a year. During last years flooding, Texas was denied a disaster area status that would have given it federal relief funds. The military is being shaved to the bone and farmers are forbidden from using under age family laborers. What do these groups or geographical areas have in common? Aren’t they predominantly red staters? How does the Obama administration exercise its discretion?
Please everyone vote this November to get rid of Obama and his administration...it is only going to get worse. At least it will be a new crowd of idiots (hopefully less idiotic as a whole) with Romney in there.
Whatta patriot. Go Sarah.
What I want to know, is how are they going to enforce it?
Every morning when they arrive at school is the Teacher going to ask little Tammy/Timothy, “Did your evil parents make you do chores this morning?”
If Obama must ban something, why not start with kids dressing up like gang members, criminals and other riff raff...
American farm families should just ignore these rules. There aren’t enough federal agents to enforce them. I cannot envision any county or state police force enforcing these ridiculous and illegal rules.
Meanwhile, the drumbeat of Dictator Obama grows louder:
regulate - control - destroy - Regulate - control - destroy - REgulate - control - destroy - REGulate - control - destroy - REGU
He who controls the food controls the world.
Well that’s good news, though I suspect temporary.
I sometimes think Obamas adminstration goes after various people or issues knowing they’ll back off, and then boast that he “listened” to the people as he campaigns for President.
Woot! Pour it in to them Sarah!
I spent eighteen years growing up on a farm. There is one underlying theme...which I stressed to my son when I brought him over to visit the farm on numerous occasions...you can make one simple mistake and get killed by it. Every kid who graduates from growing up on a farm....has an appreciation of living and what it takes to survive.
A farm kid can analyze and give you the odds of doing something stupid and the odds of getting injured or hurt. In the end...we all know about this thing called “acceptable risks”. A farm kid is willing by age fifteen to go out and do some fairly dangerous things, and knows he’ll survive. By age eighteen....he’s done more things to get killed than half the guys in the Army today.
A farm kid knows the value of duct tape. A farm kid knows the character and suffering of a hurt animal. A farm kid seeks shelter in a lightning storm because it’s the right to do. A farm kid knows to continually scan across high grass for copperhead snakes. A farm kid worries about maintenance for dad’s tractor because if it fails...the family farm is in jeopardy.
What you have are a bunch of government guys who never stepped foot on farm....who want to make rules over it. Kinda like some liberal arts professor who wants to fix the NCAA bowl selection business.
Good observation...playing to his extreme crowd (shoring up the base)
Just like the (R)’s do with bills they know won’t see light of day on religious or other conservative issues.
Agree, but they won't try to enforce these rules. They will seek out five or six and crucify them and everyone will fall in line.
IF I wanted America to fail I’d hire fat sluts to work for DHS and give them DESPOTIC power to use the local police to tear families apart ALL under the beguiling LIE of Helping them. The fat sluts CARE more about children than their parents or grandparents -and it don’t mean nothin anyway does it.The nation is divided aganst itself and cannot stand .Sop everybody must get stoned. F— the kids anyhow.Reagan was right the 9 most terrifying words in the English language are I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.”(1986) My wife wouldn’t even let me grab my damn shotgun to defend the family
...... This visionary President is just preparing the way ..... while at the same time creating a manufactured demand for the all important electorate of migrant farm workers.
Yep...I’ve learned when anything is reported it is NEVER as it’s being framed.....especially when it comes out of Washington.
Politicians do nothing without a political advantage to themselves...so asking how would anything reported benifit them generally is best place to start in understnading what’s really going on.
Obama has been all about campaigning since day one.....now all the more with the election coming up...’everything’ now that he does will be all about the election...equally so his wife.
That was very clever of her to tie into that video. Very clever.
LOL, the freaking phones must have been ringing off the hook.
I was apoplectic about this yesterday and I’ve pretty much lived in apartments in the NYC metro area for my entire 54 years of life.
They’ve finally started to over-reach enough.
God bless the new media, we are finally able to fight back.
Bravo Mrs. Palin! Former 4-H’er dittos.
How are they going to enforce them?
Bring federal charges against a family, fine them heavily, use them as an example to intimidate everyone else. The EPA is already doing this.
Don't forget the bailing wire!
Good work by Sarah.
That is the way things work in totalitarian societies.
In a word Yes.
I cannot envision any county or state police force enforcing these ridiculous and illegal rules.
You lack imagination.
I f I wanted America to fail I would hit it at its weakest point.
Shut down all the fast food joints or make them too expensive to buy, make the people starve.
Or lobby against fast food forcing it to be more healthier, which will cost more.
Obama is the absolute most definitive description of a Domestic Enemy in all respects, there is nothing of any sort he has ever done that actually helps America.
Only if it benefits the socialistic agenda of the future.
(Barry's like Pol Pot, but with a b**chier wife.)
Won’ t happen.
According to this morning’s news. The BO crew is backing down.......... for now.
Good that the word got out or they would have “passed it in the middle of the night” like Obamacare.
Man, this needs to become part of our daily conversation about policy.
We need to preface everything with
“If I wanted America to fail, I’d” [insert liberal/0bama policy here].
Everyone needs to remember, the FAMILY is the primary target of Satan/liberals.
This is not an attack on the food supply so much as it is an attack on strong families with good work ethics and an independent mindset.
I guess Obama would prefer that the farms hire poor illegal immigrants to do the work that Americans aren’t allowed to do anymore.
Don’t take your eye off the ball.
Obama would prefer that families didn’t live on farms.
Too much family bonding, teaching, and discipleship goes on there, and not enough state-dependency propaganda.
>>American farm families should just ignore these rules.<<
The second year of the next Obama administration will have a couple agents go into farm communities and “crucify” one or two families. They will threaten to do it to all farmers. The weaker farmers will turn in their neighbors.
That’s how it happened in Slovakia, according to the people in my Slovak church.
How’s it go again, “A society that trades liberty for safety deserves neither.”? Or something to that affect.
Amen. As the son of a farmer, I learned more on the farm than in engineering school. A maintenance guy asked why I was will to work with nasty chemicals in some rather horrible areas. I said there isn't anything I will do in my adult life that is harder than what I had to for 18 years on the hog farm.
And you're right again about kids learning a work ethic when young like farm kids do. Without it you eventually get a bunch of young adults just waiting for their gubmint check. Or a gubmint job that's 'given' to them but they're incapable of doing. (like the Occupy loons are demanding -- GIMME FREE STUFF and a high paying job I can't do, but PAY ME anyway!)
[I HAD TO get a job almost from the day after I graduated HS. It was that or my mom and I would've starved (no handouts from the
G taxpayers for us). But that's life so you deal with it.]
Just when Michele was preparing to be proud of her country for the second time.
I wonder, what would Jesus sound like and all those parables if He was required to speak PC in this day and age. Would they have crucified Him sooner or a mental hospital? It's very scary. I mean even if He healed all AIDs and all the land and fed the starving 2,000 years ago he endured six illegal trials and was put to death. Would He even have a soap box in this day and age? "As were the days of Noah...Mt 24:36-39."
That was my thought. Kind of nostalgic, if you're a Nazi. (Can I say that?)
Exactly. They’d rather these kids depend upon the government instead.
But look at all the illegals you would put of work! /sarc