“No fundamental right to own a cow or to drink its milk” — Wisconsin Judge

From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:

Judge Patrick J. Fielder of Wisconsin ruled on this case. Photo via The Complete Patient

“Those raw milk proponents advocating “teach, teach, teach” may want to enroll Wisconsin Judge Patrick J. Fiedler in their first class–in the kindergarten section.

In response to a request from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund, the judge issued a clarification of his decision last week regarding his assessment of the constitutionality of food rights. The judge expanded on his original statement that such constitutional issues are “wholly without merit.”

He explained that the FTCLDF arguments were “extremely underdeveloped.” As an example, he said the plaintiffs’ use of the Roe v Wade abortion rights case as a precedent does “not explain why a woman’s right to have an abortion translates to a right to consume unpasteurized milk…This court is unwilling to declare that there is a fundamental right to consume the food of one’s choice without first being presented with significantly more developed arguments on both sides of the issue.” Gee, I thought they both had to do with the right to decide what to do with your own body.

As if to show how pissed he was at being questioned, he said his decision translates further that “no, Plaintiffs to not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy cow or a dairy herd;

“no, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to consume the milk from their own cow;”…”

Read the whole story on the Complete Patient blog.


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9 responses to ““No fundamental right to own a cow or to drink its milk” — Wisconsin Judge

  1. nedlud

    Obviously, ‘government’ and government-backed judicial rule own the earth and the rest of us are to be required to pay whatever amount deemed appropriate by ‘government’, for its use.

    How great a theft is this? ??

    People? ??

  2. One look at Howdy Doody here tells you enough. It is interesting that people’s soul, when corrupt and greedy, self-serving; takes on a facial expression and physical body to match the corruption and stupidity as this man has. He looks like a boozer or someone who drinks pasteurized milk.

    We are at the point of laughter and jokes now. As they say on the Jay Leno show, “when the comedians come out, you know it is time for these guys to pack it in.” Pack it in Judge, your a parasite and a joke. Guys like this have to watch their back. Watch the film Shawshank Redemption. With Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. The warden reminds us of this type man from inside Maine’s Shawshank State Prison. They get to a point when all that is left is that they put a bullet to their own head and say goodbye. when the tables turn these types of men cry like a baby.

    Milkmen USA

    • nedlud

      I agree. Thanks for the point blank comment.

      I can’t think of enough unkind words to describe this ‘person’, this ‘judge person’. His actions, his beliefs, his revolting attraction to corrupt power and rule/authority and, too, his actual appearance, the features of his ugly face.



  3. “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.” — Thomas Jefferson

    • jenny

      Sorry, your’s is a common misquote. The actual TJ quote is “Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now”. Same idea though, just not as spectacular.

      • Thanks Jenny
        That is a worthwhile correction of an often used quote.
        This happens all to often that quotes change over time and are not anymore expressing what they were intended. However Jefferson did understand the dire consequences of a state out of control

  4. This report on the judges ruling is hard to digest. This is a direct attack on the constitution.
    And there should be nothing holding us back to reclaim our rights.
    This is of deepest concern and should also send people up the barricades. We might not have reached the same level of obvious biased but we might head in the same direction shortly.

    • Sib

      I hope and wish with all fingers crossed that sometime this week Judge Tetley will rule on the side of reason on this raw milk…er…right to choose issue. No one wants to see raw dairy farmers and cow share members ascend the barricades. It doesn’t have to be that way. We’re talking about drinking milk. That’s all… simple, wholesome, real, fresh milk. There is nothing wrong with that. A farmer, a consumer, a private transaction. No one gets sick. No one dies. Let’s see…if I decide to smoke legal cigarettes, I might join the 45,000 Canadians who DIE from tobacco-related illnesses EVERY YEAR!! Why is the government not focused on protecting these doomed citizens? And why are they spending thousands of Ontarians’ tax dollars trying to prevent a handful of Canadians from obtaining raw milk, from healthy pastured cows, that hasn’t made one person sick? ‘Tis to laugh.

  5. Jane Doe

    Just when I thought I’d heard all the ridiculousness I could handle…. this tops even THAT. Commie & clearly insane judges should be FORCED to step down IMMEDIATELY. America has a Constitution, last time I checked. OUST THESE ANTI-AMERICA, ANTI-FREEDOM B#STARDS!! No more control-freak commies mandating freedom & human rights out of existence. IT IS TIME.

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