"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty—power is ever stealing from the many to the few…. The hand entrusted with power becomes … the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continual oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot: only by unintermitted Agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity." Attribution: Wendell Phillips, speech in Boston, Massachusetts, January 28, 1852.—Speeches Before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, p. 13 (1853) - http://www.bartleby.com/73/1073.html
Yes, "Eternal vigilance... [and] unintermitted Agitation..." are needed to keep the fake "food safety" bill S.510 and its ugly companions, the criminalization-of-food-speech S.3767 and the discredited dietary supplement "safety" bill S.3002 at bay...
A desperate Senate lame-duck majority sees its last chances to impose Food Fascism on America dwindling fast. The authors of this horror, primarily Reid and Harkin, can be expected to try any maneuver in their parliamentary-bag-of-tricks to sneak S.510 (and perhaps the other bad bills) through Congress during the waning hours of the session... and they have about two weeks to do so!
Says one commentator: "Senate sponsor of "the most dangerous legislation in history" - S 510 - Sen. Tom Harkin (IA) insists they'll find a way to get this FDA food control package through - despite the fact that the House has pointed out its unconstitutionality - (Due to King Harry's Senate passing a law full of new taxes) a job reserved by the U.S. Constitution for the House of Representatives only."
Says Harkin: “nothing is going to kill this bill.”
Let's show him how wrong he is: Please continue to use the Action Item below to bombard the House (which is now the best hope to Kill the Bill) -- Just Vote NO!
Action Item: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/568/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5270