Local Farming Initiatives As A National Priority

Google co-founder and Alphabet Inc. CEO Larry Page noted, “If you ask an economist what’s driven economic growth, it’s been major advances in things that mattered – the mechanization of farming, mass manufacturing, things like that. The problem is, our society is not organized around doing that.”

If local farming initiatives were a national priority we could re-organize our country around things that really matter – such as food security and good paying jobs. We can accomplish this by developing small to mid-sized independently owned farms within or close to the cities and suburbs.

For years now, economists have been predicting an economic collapse. The only thing people think about when economies collapse is… food. Collapse or no collapse, wouldn’t people fare much better with local farms nearby? Thriving local farms would help make the “crash” much less severe – or maybe even help prevent it in the first place.

Sunny day on the farm. Courtesy ClipArt Kid
Sunny day on the farm. Courtesy ClipArt Kid

Back in the day, the local farms and related industries were the life blood of the communities. The Agricultural industry provided food and jobs for many people. It also provided real independence and prosperity.

There was an abundance of work for farmhands, mechanics, butchers, bakers, truck drivers and grocery store clerks just to name a few. The local farms helped keep the economic power where it belonged – at the local level. America was strong on the local level. Continue reading “Local Farming Initiatives As A National Priority”

Cannabis Laws & NRA, Compromising America’s Security

Cannabis Laws & NRA, Compromising America’s Security is dedicated to all the NRA members out there who are now perhaps unknowingly, responsible for weakening America’s security.

If you don’t have time to read this now, please consider signing our Change.org petition at the end of this blog. We are calling on Congress to deschedule cannabis from the drug schedules. This will help strengthen our national security.

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When the NRA hears talk of a new gun restriction or ammo tax – they are up in arms making sure everyone hears their raised voices of opposition. Alarm bells are ringing, flags are waving, fists are shaking… The message from the NRA and it’s members is loud and clear: “Any new tax or new restrictions on firearms or ammo would be an infringement on the people’s Second Amendment rights, so back off.”

Second Amendment…

Second Amendment to the US Constitution.From - Congress, NRA weakening America's security - over cannabis.
Second Amendment to the US Constitution  Graphic courtesy Tenth Amendment Center

Those who wish to rob America of her independence know how hard it has been to take away these freedoms. Especially since America has an armed and well regulated militia willing to protect our beloved Declaration of Independence. Continue reading “Cannabis Laws & NRA, Compromising America’s Security”

Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists?

Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists?

After reading Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists? you may agree that the “cronies” who are destroying the free market business climate in Michigan are not capitalists at all. Rather they are monopoly-forming socialists masquerading around as capitalists. Consequently, many concerned citizens see this cronyism and want change. They want to replace what they perceive as “crony capitalism” – with socialism.

When it comes to special government-granted privileges, the “too big to fail” multi-national Dow Chemical Company in Midland, MI. has an unmatched amount of influence in Lansing. It’s obvious they work very hard at preventing their most viable competition – the billion dollar cannabis and hemp industries, from returning to the state. Some may say this type of cronyism is legal and it’s just the way big money in business and government works.

But, as Dr. Charles Ormsby points out this isn’t crony capitalism – it’s crony socialism:

Highlights from Ormsby’s blog: Another Socialist Lie: Crony Capitalism

Ormsby: “In reality, crony capitalism is a logical impossibility. Because the special, government-granted privileges that are at the core of this problem contradict the very essence of capitalism and would never exist under capitalism.” (In other words, capitalism would never allow for these special privileges or monopolies.)

“In a capitalist society, individuals have the right to deal with others or not based on their own rational judgment. The government would have no power to interfere with a private commercial transaction… ” (What! The government would have no power to interfere..?)

 “So how does the “crony capitalist” end up with his unearned wealth (and control)? Did the government provide special monopoly power or restrict competition? Did the government give special tax advantages or burden his competitors with onerous regulations? If so, he is a thief and a beneficiary of socialism. If he supports the system that gave him these privileges he is not a capitalist, he is a socialist.”

http://valleypatriot.com/another-socialist-lie-crony-capitalism/

So, Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists? According to Dr. Ormsby’s definition – Michigan is filled with crony socialists. Continue reading “Is it Michigan’s Crony Capitalists or Crony Socialists?”

One photo showing America losing her wealth and protection

One photo showing America losing her wealth and protection… that is if you agree with Thomas Jefferson’s quote: “Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth and protection of the country.”

(If you don’t have time to read this blog, please consider calling your Senators in Washington DC and urge them to cosponsor the Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015. Their contact information is at the end of the blog.)

All the hemp seed available in the U.S. is stacked in this Kentucky warehouse under armed guard. Next year, USDA hopes, there'll be enough to grow 350,000 acres.
All the hemp seed available in the U.S. is stacked in this Kentucky warehouse under armed guard. Next year, USDA hopes, there’ll be enough to grow 350,000 acres.

One photo showing America losing her wealth and protection

Can you imagine back in the day, Aunt Bee from the Andy Griffith Show relaxing in her easy chair, sipping her sweet tea and reading the above article in the Mayberry Gazette. “Oh look, it’s Sheriff Andy and Deputy Barney diligently guarding the hemp seed for us. Nice work, fellas!” she thinks to herself as she moves onto the next story. Confident the hemp seeds are safe from the birds and other predators.

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Hemp 101:  Both hemp and cannabis come from the cannabis sativa plant. Industrial hemp varieties contain less than 0.3% THC. This single factor (0.3%) is how most people distinguish between what is classified as “hemp” and what is classified as “cannabis.” Cannabis can contain upwards of 25% THC. THC produces the euphoric and medicinal effects. Both hemp and cannabis produce effective CBD oils.

Did you know hemp seeds are a super food? The seeds are rich in essential fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids, including omega-3s, which can help fight coronary heart disease, cancer, and even symptoms of depression. Hemp seeds are also a rich and unusual source of the polyunsaturated fatty acid gamma linolenic acid, or GLA.

Hemp seeds are also a great source of food for livestock, poultry and pets.

For more on hemp seeds as a super food: http://greatist.com/health/superfood-hemp also Hemp Seeds: A Super food You Need In Your Diet http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/03/01/hemp-seeds-a-superfood-you-need-in-your-diet/

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Little did Aunt Bee know…

A story about a sovereign nation quietly losing vast amounts of her wealth and protection will no doubt include plenty of deception and intimidation. The deception in the photo is in the caption; that the people could expect around 350,000 acres of hemp to be grown the following year. That’s the amount of acreage the USDA said they were hoping for. Well, 80 years later, we all know ~ that didn’t happen.

The intimidation in the photo is obvious. Safe to say these two armed guards probably weren’t local. Were they even American? What American law enforcement personnel would ever go along with the dastardly deed of removing such a valuable crop from our society? Unless these men were lied to or deceived as to what the real mission was. Continue reading “One photo showing America losing her wealth and protection”

Two photos from the war on cannabis

Two photos from the war on cannabis

Photo #1

Gov Tom Wolf celebrating with families after the re-legalization of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania.
Governor Tom Wolf celebrating with families after the re-legalization of medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. Photo courtesy Gannett-cdn.com

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, signed Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill into law last Sunday, calling it “a great, great day for Pennsylvania.” He added that he and the majority of Pennsylvania’s lawmakers were responding not to a special interest group or to campaign contributors, but to “a real human need.”

One thing that stands out in this photo is the exuberance on the faces of those present. Seeing the joy on all those mother’s faces says a real human need has been met, indeed. Governor Wolf knows he’s accomplished something monumental as the governor of Pennsylvania and from the photo you can tell – it feels good.

This re-legalization law will benefit the happy families who are standing there behind the governor. Their children can now get their medical cannabis, legally. One less thing for the moms to have to worry about.

Something else that stands out in this photo is the special bond parents, especially mothers, have with their children. The majority of the pot activists in this photo are women/mothers. As noted here in the following philly.com excerpt, many mothers will do almost anything to help their sick children. They’ve also shown they will even break the law if necessary. Woe to the person or institution that comes between a mother and the medicine she needs to treat her sick child! Continue reading “Two photos from the war on cannabis”