Monday, May 21, 2012

Why We Need to Dismantle the Agriculture Department

Today, in discussing this story, Rush made the following point:
But I'm gonna tell you what's gonna happen. This is as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning and setting in the evening. All these organic food people are eventually going to become conservatives, because what's happening now is the government is figuring out that these organic food places exist, and that they're outside the regulatory process, and they're outside the tax- and-fee structure. And that can't stand. So what's gonna happen is the cities where these people operate and the state they operate, and the Feds are gonna get involved they're gonna start regulating this stuff eventually. They're gonna regulate what your free range chicken is given to eat.
Rush got me thinking about Agriculture Policy, and the basic existence of a U.S. Government Department of Agriculture scares me. There are lots of economic arguments against subsidizing agriculture (starting with the fact that's it a corporate welfare boondoggle), but the core issue is who controls land and the production of food.

Whenever Communists come to power, they seize control of land and food production.  Stalin did it.  Mao did it.  Fidel Castro did it.  Obviously, the U.S. Government hasn't (yet) seized farmland; but the infrastructure is there.  At this point, I've read enough Marxism, and seen enough things I thought impossible actually happen, that I can't put ANYTHING past this government.  After this government's assault on Chrysler do you really trust them with land and food?!?

As I've discussed before, Obama (and the New Left's) goal was "a long march through the institutions."  A federal Agriculture Department that controls food and land is a tool they can use in that march.  The 2010 Shirley Sherrod scandal proved that the Agriculture Department is already populated with Communists.  Whether or not some of the conspiracy theories are true, the fact that a U.S. Government Agriculture Department exists in the first place threatens every landowner in the country.  Given everything we've learned about Marxism via stealth, we need to dismantle the tools they can use in the future.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture: End it, don't Mend it.

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