I have been scanning the news and stumbled on a few articles that startled me. First was a story at infowars.com about milk raids in California. Armed raids led by L A County Health Department on raw milk distribution centers and health officials in Los Angeles and San Diego have been trying to coerce the milk distributors into releasing names, addresses and phone numbers of their clients so that they could go to people’s houses and demand the raw milk for confiscation.
Next was a story at Reason.com where The Institute for Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of North Carolina on behalf of Steve Cooksey. His offense was promoting an anti-diabetes diet that consists of foods consumed by ancient humans in the Paleolithic era. This diet consists of meats, fruits and vegetables and excludes grains, seed oils and sugars. Even though Steve is just a blogger writing about something he believes is correct, not paid for his dietary advice, and no evidence to contradict his claims have been established, North Carolina wants to forbid his free speech because he is not a Licensed Dietician. It appears North Carolina not only is opposed to free speech but of our right to choose our own diet.
Also I’m sure you have all heard in the news about New York City and Cambridge trying to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces with several other communities looking to follow suit. While I do appreciate research and advice about diet and exercise and want to live a healthy lifestyle those decisions about my own health and safety should be mine as a free person not the decision of some bureaucrat or politician.
There are communities in this country where smoking is prohibited even on your own property such as Calabasas, CA and possession of alcohol is treated the same as possession of illegal drugs in some places in Alaska. My point in all this is that if we do not secure the right to make decisions about our own health and safety our freedom is doomed. I’m not trying to scare people but before long nothing in our lives will be beyond the prying eyes of our government. A new laser powered molecular scanner set to be used at airports has the ability to determine if a person is armed and what they have been consuming from a distance of 50 meters and be able to scan large numbers of people very quickly. With the government reading our texts and email and using spy drones on us we have no place to hide. Soon this technology will be available not only to The Department of Homeland Security but local police as well. Nothing in our lives will be a secret and The Department of Homeland Security is in the process of purchasing 450 million rounds of .40 caliber hollow point ammunition.
What kind of war is our government preparing for? Could it be the adoption of the U N treaty banning civilian gun ownership and the confiscation of our firearms? Or do they just want to protect us from bad diet and vices such as smoking? All this makes the prohibition of marijuana seem trivial. We need to act now to secure our rights to consume what we want and make our own decisions about our health and safety. The time to speak up and demand our rights is getting shorter and the need to vote out the set of political leaders we have never more important. We need people in office that believe in freedom and the sovereignty of our nation. Vote for Joe the plumber or anyone but the politicians we now have. I fear if we do not the freedom we now have will be short-lived. It’s time to nip it in the bud.