bourgeois ©2009 by Glen C. Davis
Pastor Martin Niemoller was a Methodist preacher in Hitler’s Nazi Germany. He was reputed to have said, around 1959:
In Germany they first came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me —
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
There are those who doubt the words were spoken, or at least say that they are misquoted. But the sentiment is there.
There is, right now, a Congress poised to attack the right of the American people to own any arms that the government equips their armies with, including their police armies. This is contrary to the Second Amendment of the Constitution according to everything the founding fathers spoke and wrote during the conception of this amazing document.
So the Green Weenies look around and say, So what? Guns kill plants and other living things. Oh, oh, we can’t have that. After all I don’t own guns.
So what will you fight for. When do your Constitutional rights get trampled enough that you start to get angry. I am a “domestic terrorist” because I speak out against any gun laws. All laws that hamper the right of an American to own a gun or that regulate the ownership of guns are unconstitutional. That is according to the Constitution. The U.S. Government is using an agency that was, purportedly, to stop terrorist activity to stop activism for the Constitution. To shut people up. Mainly those [Blankety] Christians and those who believe in the Constitutional Republic—not Democracy—that our founding fathers implanted on this continent four score and seven years ago (plus a few more). Those who believe in the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Those who believe in States rights or those who believe abortion is murder.
The Green Weenie says, So what. Domestic terrorists and those dirty guns kill people and other living things. And abortion doctors do not. So when, Green Weenie are you going to be angered?
We have a Congress that is poised to create laws against hate crimes. What is a hate crime? Speaking out against abortion is hate. Saying that homosexuality is unnatural and going so far as to say that you believe it is wrong. That is hate speech. To say anything against the Democratic party is unforgivable, of course. To alert people that one of the goals of the Communist Manifesto is to unite all of the Democratic parties of the world and that is bad. That is hate speech. To quote the Bible is hate speech. Even if the Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;” After all, that is what they do in Europe. The First Amendment was not added to protect speech that you agree with.
But the Green Weenie says, Oh, we don’t need to be hateful. Words kill people and other living things. What would make you angry, Green Weenie?
There is a company called Monsanto. This company brought you recombinant DNA in your milk. They sell sugar to companies made from genetically engineered beets, such as Kellogg’s. They sell seeds to farmers that contain antibiotics so that they will not regerminate and the farmers must buy new seed each year. Those antibiotics remain in the food that you eat. Still the Green Weenies are silent. The government is not about to go against one of their precious cash cows. They are not about to tell Monsanto No simply to protect peons like us. We do not want to protect the children from the poisons in the food. We will only take them when we need them. After all, we are the government and Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty. Only the government is allowed to exploit the children. The Congress is not poised to put warning labels on chemical sweetners that are known by many names and known to turn into formaldehyde in your body.
Well, our government knows what it is doing, the Green Weenie says. Even if all of that is true, I can still grow my organic garden and not kill plants and other living things like those dirty gun owners. And if we take the children from gun owners, we stem the tide and all of the gun owners will die and the scourge of guns will be gone.
Now there is “Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009” or H.R. 875, Green Weenie. The Senate version is S. 425. This act is To establish the Food Safety Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services to protect the public health by preventing foodborne illness, ensuring the safety of food, improving research on contaminants leading to food-borne illness, and improving security of food from intentional contamination, and for other purposes. The “other purposes” are as Monsanto, who is pushing the legislation, may direct.
In general this bill established the “Food Safety Administration” within the Department of Health and Human Services. It will be headed by the Administrator of Food Safety, or simply, the Administrator. Among his duties he will, “coordination and prioritization of food safety research and education programs with other Federal agencies;…” What other agencies. I thought he was in charge. You mean, like teach the FBI when to “confiscate.” He will, “integration of food safety activities with State and local agencies.” By the way, isn’t growing food within the purview of the Department of Agriculture?
Let’s check out section 102 of the act.
“SEC. 102. CONSOLIDATION OF FOOD SAFETY FUNCTIONS.
“(a) TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS AND RESOURCES.—
For each component of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Commerce specified in subsection (b), there are transferred to the Administration all functions, personnel, and assets (including facilities and financial resources) of those components as of the day before the date of the enactment of this Act (including all related functions of any officer or employee of the component) that relate to administration or enforcement of the food safety law, as determined by the President.”
You can see this is a done deal. Even before the act passes, all of these “services” will be transfered. What components will be transfered?
- The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition of the Food and Drug Administration;
- the Center for Veterinary Medicine of the Food and Drug Administration;
- the National Center for Toxicological Research of the Food and Drug Administration;
- the personnel and assets of the Office of Regulatory Affairs of the Food and Drug Administration used to administer and conduct inspections of food establishments and imports and conduct laboratory analyses and other investigations relating to food safety and enforcement of the food safety law;
- the personnel and assets of the Office of the Commissioner of Food and Drugs used to support—
(A) the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition;
(B) the Center for Veterinary Medicine;
(C) the National Center for Toxicological Research; and
(D) the personnel and assets of the Office of Regulatory Affairs described in paragraph (4); and
- the personnel and assets of the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the Department of Commerce used to administer the seafood inspection program.
Starting to sound a bit like a Department of Fatherland Lunch Division. Even the Green Weenies are now shaking their heads.
This department will procure the services of temporary or intermittent experts and consultants as authorized by 5 section 3109 of title 5, United States Code and pay their travel expenses and per diem.
They will, “(2) ensure that persons who produce, process, or distribute food meet their responsibility to prevent or minimize food safety hazards related to their products.” So, what does that matter? Well, if you grow a garden and take a bag of tomatoes to your neighbors, “the Administrator” will have the authority to check out your tomatoes. Or, if you grow a garden in hopes of selling some of your organically grown produce on the street corner, watch out if the guy in that old truck steps out in Levis wearing patent leather shoes.
This group will, “adopt and implement a national system for the registration of food establishments and foreign food establishments, as provided in section 202 of this Act; and (2) adopt and implement a national system for regular unannounced inspection of food establishments;…” So what? the Green Weenie says. I’m not a food establisment. That’s a restaurant! Or, so, we once thought. However they define, in this act, a whole list of “food establishments,” which includes farms, seafood, processors and slaughterhouses. And, of course, the catch-all, “‘category 4 food establishment’ means a food establishment that processes all other categories of food products not described in paragraphs (5) through (7).” Congratulations. You are a category 4.
I can no longer speak up for you. I don’t have my gun. Therefore I have no First Amendment.