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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tax & Policy Activist, Sean Shepard reads HR 875

You should read HR 875 too! You should then read Sean Shepard's analysis, for if this monstrosity against nutrition passes, family farms will cease to exist.

Thanks Sean for doing what most of Congress won't do: READ THE BILL!

I talked to a patriot this morning who is disgruntled with the Libertarians and believes them to "contribute nothing" and do little more than get together to drink! This accusation came at me in spite of the fact that Marion County Libertarians led the property tax revolts of 2007 and are ponying up plenty of volunteer work on the Revolt At The State House event scheduled for March 25th.

To anyone that thinks the Libertarians are just a bunch of drinkers, nothing could be futher from the truth, although we've been known to knock back a few.

Recently, Libertarian Sean Shepard told me he's spent many hours lately reading ordinances and codes of Marion County. Thanks for all the work you do, Sean, to keep us up-to-date with policy. Our community if better for having you in it.


Anonymous said...

If left to the soft kill eugenicists in control of the government, healthy organic food produced by independent farmers will soon be a thing of the past.
featured-stories - Bilderberger Plot to Control U.S. Food Supply

On February 23, the Federal Times reported on HR 875, a bill that would grant the FDA sweeping new powers to regulate food. It was introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro and arrived shrouded in hype, specifically the hysteria surrounding a recent salmonella outbreak linked to products from Peanut Corp. of America.

Add to the hype last year’s outbreak of salmonella in imported peppers and a 2006 E. coli outbreak that was linked to fresh spinach and the stage is set to implement the FDA’s “food protection plan” requiring farmers and food producers to register with the government every two years.

“If there’s any good that can come from this tragic outbreak, it is long-overdue changes that can help protect the American public from the food supply,” Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said in early February at a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on oversight and investigations. In short, the government will tighten its grip on the food supply and will ultimately strangle small, independent farmers.

Stephen Sundlof, director of FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, told the Federal Times the FDA needs full access to the records of individual food manufacturers.

DeLauro’s bill also represents a power grab on the part of the department of Health and Human Services (the FDA is an agency under HHS). “DeLauro’s bill would also mean a big reorganization at the Health and Human Services Department: It removes food safety functions from FDA and places them in a new agency within HHS,” an admitted bureaucratic nightmare. “After what we witnessed with creating the Homeland Security Department, we realized that it’s very complex, setting up a new agency,” said Lisa Shames, director of food safety and agricultural issues at the Government Accountability Office.

“The new administration is pushing new farm controls through Congress as fast as possible and have coordinated the bills so there will be no debate and the committee meetings are closed,” explains Linn Cohen-Cole for the Natural Solutions Foundation. “Our concern focuses on pending legislation to establish a ‘Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services.’ This bill is H.R. 875 and the Senate is considering a similar bill, S. 425… If Congress insists upon passing these bills, it is very important that Congress write into these bills specific language protecting organic and small family farms and ranches. These enterprises and all natural products, including organic and natural food products and Dietary Supplements, must be exempted from the controls of these bills.”

Obama recently nominated Kansas governor Katherine Sebelius to head up HHS. Sebelius is a Bilderberg member.

Recall top-drawer Bilderberg member Henry Kissinger’s call for “depopulation,” another word for eugenics. National Security Study Memorandum 200, dated April 24, 1974, and entitled “Implications of world wide population growth for U.S. security & overseas interests,” calls for world depopulation, specifically in “developing countries.”

In 1972, the Club of Rome published “The Limits to Growth,” a book arguing for Malthusian solutions to world population. The Club of Rome is a globalist think-tank closely interlocked with the Bilderberg Group, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Trilateral Commission (see David Icke, “The Round Table’s Bilderberg Network”). “These are dominated by the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, and major manipulators like Henry Kissinger,” writes Icke.

As author and researcher F. William Engdahl notes, the modern eugenicist movement — in addition to the environmental movement and the “Green Revolution” — were founded and funded by the Rockefellers.

“The eugenics of Hitler were financed to a major extent by the same Rockefeller Foundation which today is building a doomsday seed vault to preserve samples of every seed on our planet,” writes Engdahl. “In reality, as it years later emerged, the Green Revolution was a brilliant Rockefeller family scheme to develop a globalized agribusiness which they then could monopolize just as they had done in the world oil industry beginning a half century before. As Henry Kissinger declared in the 1970’s, ‘If you control the oil you control the country; if you control food, you control the population’… Agribusiness and the Rockefeller Green Revolution went hand-in-hand.”

Thomas Ferguson, the Latin American case officer for the State Department’s Office of Population Affairs under Kissinger, was speaking bluntly yet honestly when he said: “Population is a political problem. Once population is out of control it requires authoritarian government, even fascism, to reduce it.”

Now the Bilderbergers and the Rockefellers have a minion heading up the HHS and twin bills in Congress essentially eliminating the FDA and proposing a draconian “food protection plan” of bureaucratic rules and regulations that will drive small farmers and food producers — most notably organic food producers — out of business under the guise of protecting the public from salmonella and E. coli.

It is hardly surprising a Google News search of the corporate media produces no results on S. 425 or H.R. 875.

Sean Shepard said...

Thank you for the kind words Melyssa.

I think it is important to point out the the libertarians (small "L") have a couple of casual events each month in in Indy that are not Libertarian Party functions but are indeed social events to spend time with people of sympathetic, similar or identical political philosophies and goals. We've had Democrats and Republicans show up, ask questions, make friends, etc...

A search at MeetUp.com for libertarian events in Indiana or joining the LPIN or LPMC group on Facebook will get people in the loop.

Policy related stuff is often discussed, although I am aware of one local activist who only ever showed up to a one-time thing at a Pizza Place (wasn't the best venue for good discussion) and then got all mad thinking all we did was eat pizza and drink beer. Despite numerous invitations to other events and business meetings, I don't know that they ever spent enough time to really learn the theory and rationale behind libertarian thought.

There are also the various business meetings and impromptu get togethers for people who are or want to get involved.