“The longer I live, the more I feel that the individual is not so much to blame – not even the worst individuals, not even the ‘best’ citizens – as the system of corruption which has grown up about us, and which rewards an honest man with a mere living and a crook with all the magnificence of our magnificent modern life.”
Lincoln Steffens (US of A Journalist 1866 – 1936) http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/corruption.html#sTLvudHMsVxY66WH.99
“Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.”
Mark Twain http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/idiot.html#vxYDw05xy1llmQKH.99
As you can see from the quotes, government corruption and stupidity is not new.
Just like becoming a criminal is a career pathway many choose, so is seeking to work for the government… Or worse, help run it.
Explore Three Felonies a Day, by Harvey A. Silverglate to see how prosecutors can put any of us in jail for arguable federal crimes consisting of the most seemingly innocuous behavior.
Current government agencies are ongoing criminal enterprises under the guise of legality and good intentions, and supported by a corrupt and unaffordable judicial system that is just part of the gang.
I can think of no curse worse than: “May your children behave in all things like your government.”
Therefore set an example for your children that is based on respect and tolerance for your neighbor and never curse anyone by voting for more government in anything.
Documentary Reveals Shocking Extent of Government-Big Business Collusion to Eradicate Freedom of Choice
The producers of this film are allowing a FREE viewing through 2/27/15
By Dr. Mercola
“America would be far, far healthier if the government had never told us what to eat.” – Joel Salatin in “Freedom From Choice”
Life is about choice. Every day we make choices that determine how we want to live—what we eat, what we read, whom we elect, and so on. But what if these choices are just an illusion?
In an era when regulations and red tape rule every industry, with lobby groups and big business wielding more influence than ever before, your daily choices have become increasingly limited. And when your options are so deliberately handpicked, are you really making any choices at all?
These are the questions explored in the documentary “Freedom From Choice,” which offers a glimpse at the myriad of ways your life is being secretly influenced and controlled, and who is profiting.
Milk is a perfect example of how your choices are being limited today. Raw milk is banned in many states on the basis of claims that it’s unhealthy and may make you sick.
Yet toxic herbicides and pesticides are dumped on our crops by the tankful, and this is touted as perfectly safe. If this reasoning seems nonsensical, then your reality testing is intact.
Government and industry are marked by massive corruption that has permeated essentially all of the major regulatory bodies, from food to drugs to finance. The fight for food freedom isn’t just for those who love raw milk—it’s for everyone who wants to be able to obtain the food of their choice from the source of their choice.
Maybe It’s Time to Cry Over Spilled Milk
In sharp contrast to the US, France, Croatia, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands and Italy sell raw milk in vending machines. In some cases, US standards for raw milk are even higher than pasteurized milk.
For example, California has among the highest raw milk standards—farmers must meet or exceed pasteurized milk standards, without pasteurizing.
The vast majority of foodborne illnesses in the US are actually linked to factory farmed and highly processed foods, not raw foods. Disease-causing bacteria are the result of industrial farming practices that lead to diseased cows, which then produce contaminated milk.
While Congress has never outright banned raw milk, it’s the only food banned from interstate commerce. This makes it challenging (although not impossible) for small farmers to share their raw milk products with people living across state lines.
As a result, private agreements called herdshares are often formed between farmers and individuals, which entitle you to the benefits of owning a “share” of a cow, such as a certain amount of milk each week.
Despite these legal agreements, federal agents now conduct aggressive armedraids against raw-milk farmers. Why go to all of this trouble? It’s certainly NOT to protect your health!
Major milk manufacturers are a primary lobby within the FDA. Those choosingraw milk, which is a far superior food product, present a significant economic threat to the larger pasteurized milk industry.
The Telltale Squeak of the Revolving Door
The US food system revolves around money. To run for office, you need a vast amount of it. If you want to run for office but you aren’t independently wealthy, the way our system works is that you have to go to the people willing to put up large sums of money to finance your campaign.
Of course, they’ll want something in return…
(Video) I Am Only Surprised That FDA Corruption Can Still Surprise Me!
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