“If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”
– Thomas Jefferson
Here’s a link to a very interesting and important article about food freedom:
Like the proverbial frog boiled in water, which didn’t notice the small incremental increases in the water temperature until it was too late, so have we been living in an environment of increasing tyranny that denies the freedom to rightly use and enjoy the good things God has created.
The specific issue here is raw milk, and Ontario farmer, Michael Schmidt’s fight against the government shutdown of his operation. Michael is being prosecuted because he supplies people with a clean and wholesome food, one that sustained Canadians from before the founding of their country. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington also nourished their bodies with raw milk as they fought to craft a nation protecting individual liberties against this very thing, its citizens being trampled on by oppressive governments serving moneyed interests.
Americans are also being hunted down and shut down for selling raw milk.
As Schmidt says, “The issue is much larger than what people think. It really comes down to, how much power should the government have to tell us what we put in our bodies?”
Truly, people, this is a profound moment in time, and all of us are responsible for what happens next. Do we stand for the truth or do we hide our heads in the sand, thinking it doesn’t affect us as the noose tightens around our collective necks?
The precise reason this kind of tyranny has come about is because people have abdicated their responsibility to do, and stand up for, what is right. Protecting narrow self-interests has created a spineless, uncaring, self-absorbed, fearful populace.
Don’t blame politicians or corporations – you are responsible. The good news is this also means the answer is within your reach. You don’t have to wait for others to get it right. You can stop complaining about others getting it wrong. You can do the right thing now.
We thank God for Michael Schmidt taking a stand at his cost for the sake of everyone else. Let’s each do our part and make the most of this gift.
– November 1, 2011