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.