The Obama and Holder Justice Department are hoping for a swift conviction against the Amish in a case that seems to be locked solid. They have been the object of a sting operation that has been ongoing for over a year, during that time purchases were made by federal agents using aliases and surepetious homes in the DC area. The Feds feel confident that Americans and the country will be much safer, now that the Amish farm has been busted in a daring predawn raid that went flawlessly and without the gunfire and deaths associated with Ruby Ridge and Waco. One of the most prominent and well known Amish Crime Families has now been neutralized without bloodshed, thanks to a well coordinated raid on the farm of the pacifists. Amish are often considered dangerous because they don’t assimilate and are assumed to keep their weapons well hidden.
The contraband was produced at a farm in Pennsylvania, driven to Maryland and the DC Metro area to be sold in the street and at private homes. Federal agents voiced concern that alliances might possibly be set up between between Islamo Fascist groups and Amish Crime Families. Their contraband was in high demand and there was a high profit margin on this illegal substance. The White contraband known by the public as raw whole milk has now been severely curtailed in the DC area and Mr and Mrs Obama feel a great sense of relief that all the children of DC Metro and Maryland will be drinking FDA approved homogenized and pasteurized milk and that children won’t be setting up the neighborhood businesses comprable to the lemonade stands that kids sometimes set up to learn entrepreneurial skills and crimes associated with profit.
FDA approved milk doesn’t curdle or go sour if you leave it out in the heat, it just goes bad. Rainbow Acres has been selling this contraband to willing customers who seemed to be clamoring for more and more, while claiming their health and well being has improved. The FDA says rubbish, pasteurized is the only milk to drink and to think the public can make these decisions themselves is preposterous, since raw milk can carry bacteria like salmonella, E. coli, and listeria. During the year long sting operation there were no complaints of sickness; actually, the government was taking chances with the public health to allow the sting operation to continue for a year, but they felt it was necessary to have an air tight case for prosecuting these Amish lowlifes.
It is a war that has been raging for years, pitting natural food advocates, who have the audacity to argue that raw milk is healthier than pasteurized, against the full regulatory power of the Food and Drug Administration.
According to Tamara N. Ward, spokeswoman for the FDA, appeared in a chic and stylish Kevlar vest surrounded by FDA agents holding M16s and AK 47s, issued the following statement:
“It is the FDA’s position that raw milk should never be consumed,”
A ten page complaint was filed in federal court in Pennsylvania.
DC metro customers, many of them Liberal voters, have expressed rage at what they see as government overreach. One customer who buys directly from
Rainbow Acres, Karin Edgett voiced her opinion:
“I look at this as the FDA is in cahoots with the large milk producers, I don’t want the FDA and my tax dollars to go to shut down a farm that hasn’t had any complaints against it. They’re producing good food, and the consumers are extremely happy with it.”
The Obama Administration has expressed its willingness to allow certain crime to flourish like the usage and growing of medical marijuana and illegal aliens who happen to be here as students and youths? will not be targets of federal “crackdowns” and enforcement efforts. Some illegal aliens youth are involved in gangs that are running drugs and acquiring business skills, but there is a down side to everything.
The fans of raw milk insist that heating food to kill bacteria eliminates beneficial bacteria as well and changes to the flavor and health benefits of milk. Raw milk fans say they feel healthier by consuming raw milk and they should have the freedom to choose their own food; such thoughts are considered novel concepts among Liberal voters.
There are approximately ten million consumers of raw milk in the US. Sales are legal in ten states and illegal in eleven states and the District, a fact that obviously had the president’s wife all in a dither. Most states have restrictions on the sales and transportation of raw milk.
Food researchers are quick to point out that there has been very little milk-transmitted diseases like typhoid fever and diphtheria since pasteurization began in the 20’s and 30’s: there also has been no such diseases running amuck from the raw milk industry. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintain there are no benefits from raw milk that are not present in treated milk; of course to say otherwise would ruin a bureaucratic career.
The FDA is now flexing its regulatory muscle and warning raw milk dairies that they are the watchdogs of American health and they had better conform because the Obamas are in power and it is a Liberal country now.
The complaint reads that in 2009, the agency had an agent ordered milk over the internet under an alias, soon there were a group of agents purchasing milk from Rainbow Farms; sometimes investigations require agents to go undercover at great personal risk to them and their families.
The milk orders were delivered to private residences in Maryland, thus in direct violation of laws pertaining to interstate commerce and transport of raw milk. Thankfully they were able to conclude the investigation in just a little over a year of undercover work. The court papers note that the jugs of milk were not labeled, a situation that suggests even more sinister and insidious violations of the law by these non-assimilating Amish.
Armed with this information, agents converged on the farm in February of 2010 and Mr. Allgyer, the Amish ringleader who owns the farm turned them away in blatant defiance of federal regulatory power. Two months later, the FDA returned with a warrant, U.S. Marshals and a state trooper at 5 AM to do an inspection: Mr Allgyer considered it a “raid”, but the FDA maintains it was a lawful “inspection”.
The investigators, while conducting their non-investigation, but more of an inspection, found milk containers with Maryland town names and the coolers appeared to contain dairy products. This inspection led to a letter being written from the FDA to Mr Allgyer, directing him to desist selling across state lines.
The Amish are known for being devious; he formed a club and had customers sign a paper stating they supported the farm and that they were shareholders in the farm’s produce and agreed to pay the labor costs of the farm and were not buying products.
This was obviously a ploy to subvert the FDA’s definition of the commerce clause of the complaint, putting the exchange beyond the reach or over reach of federal regulatory powers.
The FDA agents continued to receive products and went to court to stop the enterprise.
Pete Kennedy, President of the Farm-To-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, admitted undercover stings are common:
“It happens quite a bit. It’s almost like they treat raw milk as crack. It’s happened in a number of states, and at the federal level.”
The Farm-To-Consumer has sued to stop the FDA enforcement and has a case pending in Iowa.
One of Mr. Allgyer’s, Ms Liz Reitzig, president of the Maryland Independent Consumers and Farmers Association, maintains that she began searching for alternatives when her daughter developed an intolerance to pasteurized milk; eventually, she became a customer of the Rainbow Farm dairy.
“We like the way they farm, we love their product, it’s super-high-quality, they’re wonderful. It’s just a wonderful arrangement. FDA really has no idea what they’re talking about when they’re talking about fresh milk. They have no concept – they really don’t understand what it’s like for people like me who have friends and family who can’t drink conventional milk.”
While Liberals struggle to institute policies that will control every part of our life and take away our freedom of choice, the Liberal voter is beginning to see the results of their efforts to insure their well being through the Nanny State philosophy of Liberalism.
Epilogue: The events of this episode have been skewed to illustrate the absurdity of the blatant bias that is generated by the State Directed Media, more commonly known as the Propaganda Bureaus or MSM.
A professional horseman for over 50 years, Skook continues to work with horses. Skook has finished an historical novel, Fifty Thousand Years, that traces a mitochondrial line of DNA from 50,000 years ago to the present. The story follows a line of courageous women, from the Ice Ages to the present, as they meet the challenges of survival with grit and creativity. These are not women who whimper of being victims, they meet the challenges of survival as women who use their abilities without excuses or remorse, these women are winners, they are our ancestors.