Daily Archives: August 23, 2011

Government’s role in protecting “the children” from their raw milk parents

From Karen De Coster on LewRockwell.com

This dumbed-down piece on the website Real Raw Milk Facts is one of the most inept propaganda pieces I have ever seen making the case against raw milk. The author of the piece, Richard Raymond, invokes hyperbolic history and distorted facts to make the case that, under no instance, should any person be able to freely purchase raw milk. Among the many reasons he wants to see federal laws against the sale and purchase of raw milk: the CDC and the FDA do not endorse raw milk. He writes:

Laws are written for a reason, usually to help keep us safe. Parents who find ways to circumvent the laws should be held responsible when their children suffer because of their actions.

But to buy this product and feed it to your children? Might as well lock them in your car on a 100 degree day while you stop by the casino to try and win the jackpot.

Mr. Raymond goes on to say that children don’t have a choice whether or not to ingest raw milk because their parents make that decision for them. Mr. Raymond believes that since parents do not always make the “right choice for their kids,” government needs to step in with laws and make those choices for them. And who gets to decide whose choice is “right?” Of course, government – the CDC and the FDA – is always “right” by default, and anything that goes against the health establishment’s credo is “not right.” Mr. Raymond thinks that the government should make the choice about the food your kids can eat, as well as the immunizations they must receive. Continue reading

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