This message from Dr. Ron Paul regarding his new bill, HR 1830 -
"Most Americans understand that if you don't want to drink unpasteurized milk you simply do not buy it. But the federal government solution is pre-dawn raids which destroy the livelihoods of honest, hardworking families in this time of continued economic hardship.
I am outraged by [the April 2011 FDA armed] raid [on a peaceable Raw Milk producer] and the many others like it, and that is why last week I introduced HR 1830, a bill to allow the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines. This legislation removes the unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell or otherwise distribute, and people who wish to consume, unpasteurized milk and milk products.
Many Americans have done their own research and come to the conclusion that unpasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized milk. These Americans have the right to consume these products without having the federal government second-guess their judgment or thwart their wishes. If there are legitimate concerns about the safety of unpasteurized milk, those concerns should be addressed at the state and local level.
I am hoping my colleagues in the House will join me in promoting individual rights, the original intent of the Constitution, and federalism by cosponsoring this legislation to allow the interstate shipment of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption.
If we are not even free anymore to decide something as basic as what we wish to eat or drink, how much freedom do we really have left?"
I urge strong support for this bill.
The Action Item above asks your Members of Congress to become Co-Sponors of this important legislation. Many patriots rightly complain that the "Interstate Commerce Clause" of the Constitution has been misapplied to allow unprecedented Federal interventions in our private lives. This is one case where the Clause has its proper, limited application: promoting free trade among the States.
Once again, Dr. Paul has shown his strong leadership in a Liberty issue!
Counsel J. Emord's views on this issue are worth noting too:
And here are two more links about the Raw Milk Rally in DC: