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Stop the Farm Bill: FDR’s Socialist Structure Still Violating Farmers

The government still arbitrarily confiscates crops, and the massive bill does not address this.

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Hans A. von Spakovsky

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June 15, 2013 - 12:00 am
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The Hornes were not able to get a ruling on the substantive merits of their claim. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the government’s actions against the Hornes, but refused to consider their takings claim, saying it did not have jurisdiction. The Supreme Court disagreed, so the case will go back down to the Ninth Circuit where the court will look at the Fifth Amendment issue.

The real point here is the violation of some of our most fundamental principles of private property and economic liberty, violations here represented by the California Raisin Marketing Order and the entire structure of agricultural controls explicit in federal laws and regulations.

These are continued unchanged in the current farm bill.

The Hornes, along with many other raisin farmers with whom they do business, simply want to raise and sell their raisins without government interference, unnecessary controls, or regulatory confiscation. It is about time we started to take apart the 1930s socialist agricultural system that should never have been implemented in the first place. Certainly, it should not be continued by Congress.

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Hans A. von Spakovsky is a Senior Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and a former counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights at the Justice Department. He is the coauthor of the book “Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk”.

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I've long said we need to get the gubmint completely out of farming. The good farmers will be just fine, the crappy ones will be gone, and the invisible yet wise hand of market forces will take care of prices.

One need to look no further than the ethanol boondoggle to see how the gubmint screws up everything it touches.
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A three point plan for fixing our government:
Step one: nullification. States and local jurisdictions within states should tell government where to go. For example, sheriffs in rural Colorado have told their state government where to go vis-a-vis their new gun laws (i.e., to hell).
Step two: secession. If nullification doesn't work because of federal police actions, states can nullify this illegal federal government by seceding. Texas could join with like-minded states and reject all federal law and the traitors who are in charge.
Step three: if the federal government wants to fight, then all he11 will break loose.
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I'm so sick of all the lawyers that write these bills. What use is it to have a bill that is thousands of pages long unless you plan to screw citizens?
44 weeks ago
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Well, this is how you stop it, by deciding to fight it. Good for the Hornes'.
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FEW understand the wreckage wrought by FDR, as he ushered socialism into the US body politic, albeit under the guise of rescuing America! History proves that all those who create BIG gov't fixes end up destroying more than they help. Not only that, but through said "largess" they incrementally gain total control.
The fruits of FDR's (mis)labors are bearing a bounty, but NOT for tax paying Americans, but for a regime gone wild! We only have to look through Obama Inc's looking glass and peer backwards in time, and see how America got from there to here - http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/10/05/if-it-looks-like-a-socialistmarxistcommunist-plan-it-is-peekingpeeling-back-into-obamas-looking-glass-his-surrogates-too-their-bomblets-waiting-to-explode-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/
So, if FDR deserves a historical halo, so too will the Radical-in-Chief! You decide.

Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/
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As my dad used to say-"farmers cry all the way to the bank thanks to subsidies."
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