Skip to comments.Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores (nanny state cont'd)
Posted on 04/25/2012 5:51:20 AM PDT by AT7Saluki
A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now its attracting barbs from farm kids themselves.
The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families land.
Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.
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Even then, I don’t think a lot of people will rebel. There’ a percentage who will say “sacrifice for the greater good”, and actually believe that garbage. People won’t rebel until they see their loved ones being taken away in the night. But a smart socialist/communist never lets it get that far. Even V. Lenin lightened up on the Communist rules when food shortages started.
Farmboy's 18th birthday:
Speaking of Vladimir - the U.S. celebrated his birthday on Sunday. The first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, was a celebration of his 100th. Isn’t it great to know Earth Day is really all about dear ole Vlad? And there we all thought it was just a celebration dedicated to recycling!
“Only not neatly divided on geographical lines.”
Then it’s time to start thinking “outside of the box”... or, perhaps, “outside of established geographical lines”....
And perhaps it’s time for conservatives to consider migrating to those areas where “new geographical lines” can be established — and defended...
thats what the drones flying around are for.
With Venezuelan Food Shortages, Some Blame Price Controls
Even with Chavez on death's doorstep, I don't see Venezuelans revolting, do you?
The existing lines are around virtually every urban area.
Any truth to the rumor that this bill has been named, Work For Wetbacks?
That was my first thought!
Every damn day there is more rules for us all to live by.
This is cruel, to farm families.
I would never obey this law!
>>>Unless the government plans to spend billions of dollars placing a full time inspector on every family farm in America its unenforceable anyway.<<<
Which is the goal, in my opinion. The idea is to create so many overlapping and unenforceable laws and rules that people are always looking over their shoulders, sort of a low-key version of the Great Terror. A secondary purpose is to give the state the ability to prosecute people when it chooses, perhaps in retribution, perhaps for show, and perhaps from sheer bureaucratic lack of coordination.
We’ve had a lot of practice in this regard concerning drug laws, especially marijuana, but there are plenty of other examples in our daily lives where the government makes regulations that it cannot or won’t enforce. Border protection is another example. Selling whole milk. Having a toilet that flushes more than 1.6 gallons. On and on.
In any case, this kind of bureaucratic rule-making has the impact of reducing the rule of law to mockery. God help us.
My mom would pack me a lunch then I'd walk down to the road at 6:30 a.m. and wait for the truck from the orchard to come by and pick me up. It was coming from town where it had picked up a bunch of other kids too and take us to the orchard.
We'd pick all day then the truck would drive us home. If I remember correctly, we only got about 75 cents per lug and depending how fast you could pick and steal cherries from the other kids' lugs, you'd get from 6 to ten lugs in a day.
Looking back on it, that was slave labor and I should have reported the farmer to the Department of Labor..........LOL!
My second is still in college. A member sitting at his lunch table was claiming he was a Socialist, and that it was a good thing. It was "fair". The Republicans had it all wrong. Well.....my son wasn't going to just sit there and let him get away with that or influence the other brains of mush sitting at the same table. He started naming socialist leaders throughout history and the consequences of their rein of terror. This kid had no idea Hitler was a Socialist, because he had no idea what NAZI meant. Neither did any of the other students at the table.
It all turned out well that day. Those who sat at the table were given a rude awakening. In fact, after my son went through socialism's history, and proved to them on his lap top the democrats socialized agenda (and communist links), the other students walked away in shock and horror over what was going on around them right under their young noses. They voted for Oboma. To this day, they apologize to everyone who asks them who they voted for, because they didn't know Oboma and the democrats were socialists (like Joseph Stalin) when they voted. Now, they're teaching their friends, too, not to make the same mistake they made.
There's hope out there for the college kids. You just have to get past all the liberal screaming. One good connection creates a chain reaction, so, I've sent my kids out on an educational mission.
***I worked on a chicken farm, 85,000 chickens, you shoveled food in at one end of the barn and shoveled the poop out at the other. ***
Been there, done that.
Also been there done that............with turkeys.
Sometimes I wish my kid would!
All kidding aside, I know exactly what you mean. however we also have to understand some kids don't live in great areas and come home to an empty house and aren't allowed to be outside.
My daughter has been home from school less than 10 minutes and is already changing her clothes to head outside. I "may" be able to get her inside in time to have something to eat before she heads for Youth Group!
That sounded like one of the military schools. The Citadel or VMI.
Pleased to make your acquaintance, Mr Hogwallop.
Your story reminds me of an older gentleman my daughter and I encountered when we were picking strawberries at a U-pick place a few years back. He was telling us (really her) about how when he was her age - she was about 8 at the time - he used to get picked up and taken to the strawberry field and was paid 10 cents a quart and would do it every day he could during strawberry season. It was fascinating listening to him, and also watching him - even though he was engrossed in his story he never missed a beat with picking berries. That was 5 or 6 years ago and that man was easily 80, if he were a day!
It’s fun to contemplate how long cities would last if rural areas cut off food shipments. Oh well, a man can dream.