Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Obama's latest tyrannical attack on farmers

Kurt Nimmo at Infowars writes:

Obama Ban on Youth Farm Chores Part of Larger Power Grab

Dredging up Dickensian horrors of child labor, the Obama administration has ordered the Labor Department to apply child labor laws to family farms. The new rules would make it illegal for children to perform a large number of labor tasks that have been performed by farm families for centuries. Traditionally, adults and children alike helped with planting and harvesting in the spring and fall, but the federal government is now determined not only to make this a historical footnote, but a criminal offense.

Under the rules, children under 18 would be prevented by the federal government from working “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials” and prohibited “places of employment would include country grain elevators, grain bins, silos, feed lots, stockyards, livestock exchanges and livestock auctions.”

In addition to making it far more difficult for families to work their farms, the new rules will revoke the government’s approval of safety training and certification taught by independent groups like 4-H and FFA and replace them with a 90-hour federal government training course, the Daily Caller reports.

In other words, the federal government will forcibly insert itself in the business of teaching animal husbandry and crop management, disciplines traditionally passed on by families and local communities.

Government apparatchiks will now oversee the business of local farming the same way Stalin did when he collectivized farms and “socialized” production at gunpoint in the Soviet Union. Resistance by farmers and peasants to Stalin’s efforts resulted in the government cutting off food rations, which resulted in widespread famine (the “terror-famine in Ukraine” killed around 12 million people) and millions were sent to forced labor camps.

The Labor Department’s effort to further erode the family farm falls on the heels of an unconstitutional executive order Obama issued last year establishing so-called rural councils.


Anonymous said...

American Presidents swear to uphold the constitution then promptly run rough shod over it

some restrictions should apply to children operating Machines & Equipment

BJ said...

It's the language that's frightening TT.

"Stakeholders", "NGOs" - It's like the whole world was reading from the same buzzword bingo dictionary.

Anonymous said...

Amen to that BJ. Between the boilerplate and the non-stop usage of undefined acronyms, it's getting to the point where, given the proper software program, we needn't bother to read anything because it all boils down to Reagan's famous nine scary words: We're from the government and we're here to help.

BTW, due to your sensible comment I clicked on your profile and am now reading your blog.

Tarka the Rotter said...

And they thought King George was bad - hah hah hah hah