In a recent post on his “The Complete Patient” blog, American raw milk journalist David Gumpert explains in some detail why the United States does not treat raw milk farmers as political prisoners, the way Michael Schmidt is now being treated in Canada.
“Why doesn’t America have a Michael Schmidt equal, a farmer who is a political prisoner? After all, raw milk availability has been just as contentious an issue in the U.S. as in Canada. There have been surprise raids, court suits, and trials. We have the same Big Dairy influences as Canada. And we have the farmer candidates—Alvin Schlangen, Vernon Hershberger, Amos Miller, Mark McAfee—who have been threatened with criminal charges
Yet they are all walking around free and continuing to make their raw dairy products available, while Michael Schmidt continues to be hounded and even thrown in jail.
From Kirk Scott on Blackburn News:
Photo of Michael Schmidt, John Schurr and Robert Pinnell is from Blackburn News.
“Four people along with Michael Schmidt have been charged related to the raid on a Durham area raw milk operation last month.
Provincial officials along with police raided a raw milk operation near Durham on October 2nd.
A large crowd of Schmidt supporters showed up and the raid was called off.
Now four men along with Schmidt are charged by West Grey police with obstructing justice.
Schmidt and two of the four others showed up at West Grey Police headquarters this morning for fingerprinting and mug shots.
Schmidt says if police are trying to intimidate his supporters, it’s liable to backfire….”
Read more on Blackburn News.
Sheep photo by Laura Berman, via Montana Jones’ “Save our Shrops” FB page.
The ongoing obsession of bureaucrats and helpless politicians to regulate every step we take and bite we eat has made us into graceful dancers between the dream of freedom and our so called civil duty to obey the law.
Yes indeed it is a dance around the search for humanity.
We are remembering those who resisted in the past. We admire Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Mandela but tolerate and welcome the current enslavement which is taking place in our daily life through those who claim to know better than us. Continue reading
Today (Thursday July 26th) is the day when raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt returns to court at Osgoode Hall, Toronto to argue that an appeal of the judgements against him for raw milk offenses should be allowed by the court.
Osgoode Hall. Photo via the Law Society of Upper Canada. Click image to go to their website.
Michael Schmidt’s court appearance will take place at the Ontario Court of Appeal, Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West (at University), Toronto. Court will start at 9:30 a.m. Spectators are permitted. People who wish to attend should be aware that they will have to go through security to enter the building. Continue reading
Health Ranger Mike Adams has the whole story at Natural News.com:
“(NaturalNews) NaturalNews exclusive report, please credit with link. NaturalNews can now report that 65-year-old senior citizen James Stewart, a raw milk farmer with no criminal history, was nearly tortured to death in the LA County jail this past week. He survived a “week of torturous Hell” at the hands of LA County jail keepers who subjected him to starvation, sleep deprivation, hypothermia, loss of blood circulation to extremities, verbal intimidation, involuntary medical testing and even subjected him to over 30 hours of raw biological sewage filth containing dangerous pathogens. Continue reading
From David E. Gumpert, on the Complete Patient blog:
Rawsome Foods manager James Stewart. Complete Patient photo. Click image to go there.
“James Stewart was feeling “disoriented” when I caught him on his phone this morning in Los Angeles. He had just been released from a Ventura County jail last evening, finally, on $100,000 bail. “I feel like I just got off an amusement park ride,” he said. Continue reading
I have settled into the routine of abstaining from any food and just rely on water and lemon juice.
I stopped drinking my daily glass of milk.
So far I have lost 20 pounds since I started and I am still able to attend to my regular tasks at hand.
Things have changed now also in Canada since Tetley’s ruling in regards to the states determination to eliminate our rights as it relates to food.
What had started in Wisconsin with Justice Fiedlers ruling, denying your right to even own a cow has found it’s own version in Ontario with the Tetley ruling that drinking milk and raw milk is no constitutional right.
Where do we go from here. Continue reading