Sunday, May 13, 2012

Nanny State vs. Family Farm

"Children can't work on their own farms," Elena Maria Vidal reports — The War on the Family Farm. She quotes:
    Last August, the Department of Labor looked around, scratched its head, and decided the new thing it should focus on was applying child labor laws to agricultural settings. Offhand, you're thinking, "Well, shouldn't they be applied?" Well, sure. In a corporate feed lot. What we're talking about here is the use of children on farms that those children's families own. Put into practice, these laws will, in the words of a Department of Labor press release, prohibit children under the age of 18 from "being employed in the storing, marketing, and transporting of farm product raw materials."

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3 Comments:

Blogger Pints in NYC said...

Let's see:


WI judge declares that individuals have no fundamental right to own cows, drink raw milk
http://www.naturalnews.com/033727_food_freedom_cows.html


NaturalNews exclusive: Michigan government unleashes armed raids on small pig farmers, forces farmer to shoot all his own pigs
http://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html

May 13, 2012 at 10:57 PM  
Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Well, I grew up on a small family farm, and the work outside never hurt me any. In fact, I think it is about as great a way to grow up as possible...

May 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

That may well be one reason they don't want any more children to have it.

May 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM  

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