Ron Paul has his good points. He has some doozies for bad points, but by and large, I can agree with his positions.
Especially where it comes to individual liberty and federalism. For example, if I want to go to a farm and buy some raw milk, I should be able to do so. I am an informed consumer. I know the risks.
Furthermore, if I want to go to a store and buy raw milk from out of state, I should be able to, and the seller should be allowed to sell across state lines.
Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) last week introduced H.R. 1830, a bill that would allow sales of unpasteurized, or raw, milk for human consumption to cross state lines. Although the Food and Drug Administration currently prohibits interstate sales, several states have laws permitting these sales within their borders.
Paul, who plans to make another run in 2012 as a presidential candidate, disagrees. “Americans have the right to consume these products without having the federal government second-guess their judgment about what products best promote health,” he said. “If there are legitimate concerns about the safety of unpasteurized milk, those concerns should be addressed at the state and local level.”
Now this seems like an obscure thing to write about, doesn’t it? That would make it an equally obscure thing to take the time to write a bill about, enter the bill in committee, discuss it in committee, take it to the House floor for a vote, send it to the Senate for a vote, then to the White House when it passes. But someone did that regarding the sale of milk, which is why Rep. Paul has to enter another bill to reverse it.
It is a very good example of how tyrannical the government has become. They are trying to regulate milk on a local level.
How much control do they need? The answer is, as much as the Constitution gave them. The power they have here is power they took. Look around. If they are controlling your milk consumption, what else are they exerting control over?