Conservatives Against Raw Milk

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Posted in category Food Freedom

Over at the National Review, conservatives scoff at those who claim that “their freedom of association includes the right to gather and consume an illegal product.” The freedom of association argument aside, even a conservative with half his brain behind his back should be able to discern that “illegal” simply means not sanctioned by government, or, prohibited by the political powers who are protecting rent-seeking special interests, eliminating free choice, and controlling behavior and lifestyle for the benefit of government power and growth. But conservatives still believe that all laws are valid, and that all lawbreakers are committing unforgivable civil disobedience against good government rules that keep the world safe. As usual, note some of the comments left by buffoon readers.

Ron Paul, on the other hand, understands that the interstate raw milk ban is unconstitutional and totalitarian. Thanks to Sirius radio’s Mike Church for the heads-up.

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7 Responses to Conservatives Against Raw Milk

  1. David Smith says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Rhetorical question: What precisely is conservative about the government having the authority to determine my food choices and whence they come?!!? If that isn’t a fundamental, inalienable right, I don’t know what is! The term conservative is a perfectly good one, but now it’s been hijacked by a bunch of statists of another stripe.
    I know, I’m preaching to the choir here, but
    I’m so sick of constantly having to change my terminology because of the abuse of perfectly good words! I guess I’m in today’s parlance a paleo-conservative with definite paleo-libertarian sympathies: what (should be at least) unnecessary mouthfuls! Oh well, it is what it is, as they say.

  2. Splash Daddy says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    The typical conservative today is primarily an authoratarian. They have a fetish regarding “law and order.” This makes them willfully blind to abuses of the state…until it happens to them.

  3. liberranter says:

    October 6th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Yet further proof that what “Conservatives” value above all else , just like their “Liberal” counterparts, is power over others.

  4. dean says:

    October 9th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Statists really do like the taste of boot. 

  5. GardenSERF says:

    October 11th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    It’s not just raw milk, it’s any kind of food independence:

    http://gardenserf.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/revolution-in-a-box/

  6. frick says:

    October 14th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    Of pertinence, perhaps?

    “One may well ask: How can you advocate breaking some laws and obeying others? The answer lies in the fact that there are two types of laws: just and unjust. I would be the first to advocate obeying just laws. One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
    “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” – Krishnamurti

    “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing – When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors – When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you – When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – You may know that your society is doomed.” — Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”, 1957

    “If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.” – Henry David Thoreau

    “The only way to deal with an unfree world, is to become absolutely free, that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” – Albert Camus

    “There is no Left or Right — there is only freedom or tyranny. Everything else is an illusion, an obfuscation to keep you confused and silent as the world burns around you.” – Philip Brennan

    “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.” – Cornelius Tacitus (55 – 117 A.D.)

    “We are fast approaching the stage of ultimate inversion: the stage where government is free to do as it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission.” – Ayn Rand

    Mike

  7. George says:

    November 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    A bit off topic but…

    Nixon tapes on a discussion of milk price manipulation and the dairy lobby:

    Ehrlichman: Better go get a glass of milk.

    [Laughter]

    Ehrlichman: Drink it while it’s cheap.

    http://watergate.info/tapes/71-03-23_milk-price-supports.shtml

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