This is just one of the dumbest things I have ever read, right up there with federal raids on marijuana dispensaries.
Thank God I pay my taxes. If I didn’t, the government might be forced to only enforce laws that are of advantage to the population, and we certainly don’t want that.
Honestly, the horror, people are knowingly drinking unpasteurized milk… Really, they actually know what they are buying and consuming! The fact that the sun has once again risen over the eastern coast of the US is obviously due to federal action here.
Just so we are clear, what the government has the power to do, is tell us that we may own a cow and drink milk directly from it with no treatment. We may buy milk from someone who lives in our state, directly from the cow with no treatment. You MAY NOT source milk from someone who lives in another state unless pasteurized and who knows what else, regardless of whether or not you understand the risks involved or whether or not you own the cows.
Because after the initial trouble with the FDA, the farmer in question did just that, he sold his cows, or rather, he sold shares of them to other people. The court correctly found that this changes nothing in any practical sense, but foolishly found that the government still has cause to regulate this fly by night, international and interstate, criminal, terrorist, network of milk distributors.
These people are obviously doing “God’s work.”
** It is actually unclear if the government has the power to regulate whether or not you can have a cow and drink the milk from it. Honestly I would probably say they do, because it is apparently considered interstate commerce if you grow your own food.