Saturday, November 23, 2013

Why it's ILLEGAL to grow your own garden

This is where it all started. ONE MAN growing enough grain for his OWN farm. Can't have that now, can we?


Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942), was a United States Supreme Court decision that recognized the power of the federal government to regulate economic activity.
A farmer, Roscoe Filburn, was growing wheat for on-farm consumption in Ohio. The U.S. government had established limits on wheat production based on acreage owned by a farmer, in order to drive up wheat prices during the Great Depression, and Filburn was growing more than the limits permitted. Filburn was ordered to destroy his crops and pay a fine, even though he was producing the excess wheat for his own use and had no intention of selling it.

The Supreme Court interpreted the United States Constitution's Commerce Clause under Article 1 Section 8, which permits the United States Congress "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes". The Court decided that Filburn's wheat growing activities reduced the amount of wheat he would buy for chicken feed on the open market, and because wheat was traded nationally, Filburn's production of more wheat than he was allotted was affecting interstate commerce. Thus, Filburn's production could be regulated by the federal government. (emphasis mine)

The Federal District Court ruled in favor of Filburn. The Act required an affirmative vote of farmers by plebiscite to implement the quota. Much of the District Court decision related to the way in which the Secretary of Agriculture had campaigned for passage: The District Court had held that the Secretary's comments were improper. The government then appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States, which called the District Court's holding against the campaign methods which led to passage of the quota by farmers a "manifest error." The court then went on to uphold the Act under the Interstate Commerce Clause.

Who the FUCK is the Government to ALLOT how much food you can grow on your OWN fucking land? And if you grow MORE, its a fine and you have to destroy it?  What if the Government decides that you shouldn't grow ANY? After all, it might affect commerce!

In short: Man GROWS food. Man doesn't have to BUY food. Government loses money. Government makes it illegal to grow food. America becomes Russia.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bottom line: Fuck government. Do what you want on your own property. Be prepared to die defending what you own.