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    WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) will offer bipartisan legislation on the floor of the House today to expand and improve consumer food choices and to protect local farmers from federal interference. Their amendment to the Farm Bill is expected to receive a vote in the next 24 hours and would remove the FDA prohibition on interstate transportation of raw milk while still respecting state laws regarding raw milk.

    “As a producer of grass-fed beef, I am familiar with some of the difficulties small farmers face when marketing fresh food directly to consumers. My amendment would make it easier for families to buy wholesome milk directly from farmers by reversing the criminalization of dairy farmers who offer raw milk, “said Rep. Massie. “The federal government should not punish farmers for providing customers the foods they want, and states should be free to set their own laws regulating food safety.”

    Numerous citizens-including many peaceful Amish and Mennonite farmers—have been shut down by the Feds for selling unpasteurized milk to willing consumers (see, for example: https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/13/feds-shut-down-amish-farm-selling-fresh-milk/ )

    Congress has never passed a ban on raw milk. Instead, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) did so in capitulation to a lawsuit: https://www.nytimes.com/1984/04/11/garden/ban-asked-on-the-sale-of-raw-milk.html

    The FDA should not have the power to shut down peaceful farmers selling milk to willing consumers. It is Congress’s job to legislate. Federal agencies that are part of the executive branch (such as the FDA) do not and should not have this power.

    This amendment simply says that if two States have legalized the sale of unpasteurized milk, then no federal department, agency, or court may take any action to prohibit or restrict the interstate traffic of milk between those two States. This amendment would prohibit the federal government from interfering with the interstate traffic of raw milk products between states where distribution or sale of such products is already legal.

    With a debt of over $21 trillion, the federal government also does not have the time, money, or resources to chase down and prosecute peaceful farmers. This is an issue of both personal freedom and smart government.

    “It’s legal to drink raw milk in 50 states. It is legal to sell raw milk in 28 states. The Feds need to quit arresting farmers for taking raw milk from one raw milk state to another raw milk state,” said Rep. Massie.

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    Massie needs to be in the Senate.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Massie needs to be in the Senate.
    Thomas Massie could replace Bitch McConnell as both a Kentucky senator, and leader of the Senate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonZeplin View Post
    Thomas Massie could replace Bitch McConnell as both a Kentucky senator, and leader of the Senate.
    Honestly, if he were to go for it.... Money-Bomb of the era. But we're probably talking $25 million to beat McConnell's establishment replacement. I'm not from Kentucky so I don't really know how the state's folks think of him. But, he's a shining star.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phill4paul View Post
    Honestly, if he were to go for it.... Money-Bomb of the era. But we're probably talking $25 million to beat McConnell's establishment replacement. I'm not from Kentucky so I don't really know how the state's folks think of him. But, he's a shining star.
    I remember one quarter where Massie raised around $8000. Massie would get curb stomped in a statewide race unless he got incredibly lucky with the opponents. The last thing in the world he should do is run for Senate. Massie won his House seat in kind of a fluke. He should hang on to that seat for dear life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krugminator2 View Post
    I remember one quarter where Massie raised around $8000. Massie would get curb stomped in a statewide race unless he got incredibly lucky with the opponents. The last thing in the world he should do is run for Senate. Massie won his House seat in kind of a fluke. He should hang on to that seat for dear life.
    Fair enough. I don't know Kentucky politics.
    Theye have refused their Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    Theye have erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

    Theye kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies

    Theye have combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,

    For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with parts of the world:

    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

    Theye plundered and destroyed the lives of our people.

    Theye are at this time transporting Armies of Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy of a civilized nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krugminator2 View Post
    I remember one quarter where Massie raised around $8000. Massie would get curb stomped in a statewide race unless he got incredibly lucky with the opponents. The last thing in the world he should do is run for Senate. Massie won his House seat in kind of a fluke. He should hang on to that seat for dear life.
    At least a few more rounds in the lower circus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krugminator2 View Post
    I remember one quarter where Massie raised around $8000. Massie would get curb stomped in a statewide race unless he got incredibly lucky with the opponents. The last thing in the world he should do is run for Senate. Massie won his House seat in kind of a fluke. He should hang on to that seat for dear life.
    Thomas has raised his profile significantly in the last few years. And in many ways he is seen as being more like Ron Paul than Rand Paul is. I don't think any liberty people have a problem with any of his votes unlike both Rand and Justin. Maybe the GMO labeling thing, but that is minor.


    Thomas isn't going to go against Mitch directly, but I think there is a fair chance he will run for that seat when Mitch retires.... hopefully next election.
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    This amendment simply says that if two States have legalized the sale of unpasteurized milk, then no federal department, agency, or court may take any action to prohibit or restrict the interstate traffic of milk between those two States. This amendment would prohibit the federal government from interfering with the interstate traffic of raw milk products between states where distribution or sale of such products is already legal.
    Sure, but if that milk is consumed, then it impacts trade with other states, and falls back into federal jurisdiction, per Wickard v Filburn
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    So the Farm Bill didn't pass the House. Does that mean Massie will get another chance in the near future for his Raw Milk amendment? What happens next with the Farm Bill?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    Sure, but if that milk is consumed, then it impacts trade with other states, and falls back into federal jurisdiction, per Wickard v Filburn
    Except that Wickard v Filburn is unconstitutional because it violates the 10th Amendment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Collins View Post
    Except that Wickard v Filburn is unconstitutional because it violates the 10th Amendment.
    Well, that's just like, your opinion, man.
    It's all about taking action and not being lazy. So you do the work, whether it's fitness or whatever. It's about getting up, motivating yourself and just doing it.
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