Why S.510 must be stopped completely and immediately

Again, friends, I can’t find any piece of legislation that Harry Reid may bring before the Senate during this Lame Duck session that has any purpose other than bury America so deeply in tyranny that the next Congress will have no ability to dig us out of it. Also each piece of legislation will contribute, in my opinion, to a an even more rapid and cataclysmic decent economic activity than what is taking place now. This will lead to massive social disorder and chaos that you do not want to experience, but which has plenty of historical precedent. Please take these matters seriously and take action now. 

The following piece explains beautifully in four short paragraphs, which I have numbered [1] thru [4] why S.510 must be stopped completely and immediately.

Harry Reid In Your Dinner?

Monday, November 15, 2010 6:54 PM

Dear Friend of Liberty,

A critical cloture vote is scheduled for this Wednesday, November 17, on S. 510, the so-called “Food Safety Modernization Act,” which will open the floodgates for tyrannical federal bureaucrats to crush local producers of healthy food.

Click here to get contact information for calling, faxing, and emailing your senators today. Tell them to oppose S.510 on every vote – including cloture.

The statists in the Senate are banking on us not paying attention after the elections in order to ram another disgusting bill down our throats.

[1] Don’t fall for their rhetoric about a few provisions that supposedly address concerns of small-scale farmers; the FDA still has all the power it needs to shut down family farms on a whim.

[2] In other words, it will be up to bureaucrats to decide whether or not local food production is decimated by federal regulations or shut down if the FDA has “reason to believe” the food on the premises is contaminated. [The Granting of this kind of ARBITRARY POWER is the HALLMARK OF TYRANNY.]

[3] While family farms face greater scrutiny and increased costs, the government’s Big Agriculture allies will have no problem adjusting to the new rules.

[4] In these tough economic times, S. 510 will drive up the costs of food production by adding more layers of government interference. Like Cap and Tax, which will guarantee higher energy bills, S. 510 will ensure you pay more to meet an essential need.

We know Congress won’t be the one tightening its belt: Section 401 of S. 510 authorizes nearly $1 billion to grow the government’s reach and calls for over 17,000 new bureaucrats to be hired through fiscal year 2014 (just for starters).

The bill also grants blanket authority for federal agencies to impose international guidelines and standards on domestic food producers – giving agencies authority to harmonize all American food production and processes in line with the globalist Codex.

Well-intentioned amendments to this rotten bill are not enough to make it anything other than unconstitutional.

It should be noted that Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Richard Burr (R-NC) coordinated to reach a “bipartisan” agreement earlier in the year to forge ahead with the otherwise stalled bill.

If you are a constituent of any of these senators, they especially need to hear from you.

Don’t let the statists empower their Big Agriculture allies and destroy reputable food producers like the independent family farm, where the free market works every day to provide the public with healthy choices.

Click here to get contact information for calling, faxing, and emailing your senators today! Tell them to oppose S.510 on every vote – including cloture.

In Liberty,

John Tate


P.S. The cloture vote is scheduled for this Wednesday. Make sure your senators hear from you today. Urge them to follow Senator Tom Coburn‘s lead and oppose the bill.

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