"It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt." -- JP Curran, 1790

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Freedom Under Attack (Again)

I don't know the specifics of this case, but it appears that an overzealous Ohio SWAT team has raided a rural Ohio family home because it is part of a food co-op. Reports are that on Dec 1, between about 11a.m. and 8p.m. that SWAT officers raided the home of the Stowers family with no word of the charges against them, no phone calls allowed, and guns trained on them INCLUDING CHILDREN.

Read the account here.

We still don't know what "crimes" the family is charged with. Selling food without a license, perhaps? I mean, let's be honest, it's definitely necessary to ensure that proper government officials give their blessing to any transaction involving something as serious to national security as food. If you don't detect my sarcasm, please go back to your government job, b/c you won't like my site.

This isn't about food. This is about independence. The Stowers family has decided to pursue a different path, and they doing the things that people have done in this nation for generations. They are daring to be self-sustaining! My grandfather told me a story about his youth. During the 1930's, smack in the middle of the great depression, one of the local businessmen in their small Georgia town would plant an entire field of turnip greens, offering them to the community. My grandfather recalls going there with his brother and sister while his mother picked enough turnips for a dinner meal. In an era where our nation had it's greatest struggle, people came together. They found inner strength with their faith, and they worked to make things better.

Today they would be arrested for crimes against the state today.

Would it be so bad to have government do only what it's constitutionally mandated to do? Are most citizens actually afraid of freedom, as government bureaucrats have taught them to be?

If this story is true, then Gov. Strickland (Ohio) should be ashamed of himself. I've heard nothing about this from the mainstream press, or from the governor's office. Perhaps he needs a few letters/emails to encourage him to action. Sphere: Related Content

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