Oppose S.510, PLEASE Call YOUR U.S. Senator TODAY!!! S.510 does not preclude you from owning a private garden for your own personal consumption, (YET), but if you are intending to share, trade, or sell your crop, this will be considered illegal and a threat to ‘national security’.
SAMPLE Letter (BELOW) with LIST of SPONSORS (BELOW) or CALL:
Co-Sponsor of the Tyrannical Legislation: U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander
455 Dirksen Bldg Washington, DC 20510-0001 (202) 224-4944
Jackson, TN 38301 Phone: (731) 423-9344 Fax: (731) 423-8918
Nashville, TN 37203 Phone: (615) 736-5129 Fax: (615) 269-4803
The following are the proposed penalties for refusing to adhere to the provisions of S.510: Criminal penalty: Any person who knowingly violates a provision of S.510, with respect to any food that is misbranded or adulterated shall be imprisoned for not more than 10 years or fined in accordance with title 18, United States Code, or both..
Civil penalty: Any person who violates a provision of S510 relating to food shall be subject to a civil penalty for each such violation of not more than:
1) $20,000 in the case of an individual, not to exceed $50,000 in a single proceeding; and2) $250,000 in the case of any other person, not to exceed $1,000,000 in a single proceeding.
Any person who knowingly violates a provision of section 301 relating to food shall be subject to a civil penalty for each such violation of not more than–
1) $50,000 in the case of an individual, not to exceed $100,000 in a single proceeding; and2) $500,000 in the case of any other person, not to exceed $7,500,000 in a single proceeding.
S.510 does not preclude you from owning a private garden for your own personal consumption, but if you are intending to share, trade, or sell your crop, this will be considered illegal and a threat to national security.
Power-hungry statists are never satisfied.
Now they’re attempting to use a massive egg recall to shove S. 510, the so-called “Food Safety Modernization Act,” down our throats.
S. 510, through a patchwork of rules and regulations on the food “industry,” will throw America’s heartland under the government-subsidized corporatist bus as it crushes local and community producers of healthy food.
Like Cap and Tax, which will guarantee higher energy bills during these rough economic times, S. 510 will further drive up the costs of living by adding more layers of bureaucracy on food production – ensuring you pay more to meet an essential need.
Congress certainly won’t be the one tightening its belt. Section 401 of S. 510 authorizes nearly $1 billion to grow the FDA’s reach and calls for almost 4,000 new bureaucrats to be hired in fiscal year 2010 alone.
This onerous new law will apply harshly to reputable food producers like the independent family farm, where the free market works every day to provide the public with healthy choices.
Meanwhile, Big Agriculture will continue to use its well-entrenched connections to make sure it escapes serious scrutiny.
The statists have worked to replace “credible evidence” with “reasonable probability” in the U.S. Code, giving the FDA power to invade, quarantine, or shut down private property in search of any foodborne illness.They also changed “presents a threat of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals” to “is adulterated or misbranded.” What exactly constitutes adulterated? That glass of raw milk? An FDA bureaucrat will decide.
It gets worse.
The bill also grants blanket authority for federal agencies to impose international guidelines and standards on domestic food producers – giving agencies authority to harmonize all American food production and processes in line with the globalist Codex.It <http://Codex.It> should be noted that Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Mike Enzi (R-WY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Judd Gregg (R-NH), Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Richard Burr (R-NC) coordinated to reach a “bipartisan” agreement to forge ahead with the otherwise stalled bill.
If you are a constituent of any of these senators, they especially need to hear from you.
Big Brother and Big Agriculture are combating the truly modern way to improve food safety by targeting the rapidly growing number of food producers who, through the free market, provide diversity and give us choices.
The establishment is pushing for more consolidation and is looking to control your food choices to make it happen.
Don’t stomach another round of tyranny.
Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) is the sponsor of this bill.
The bill’s co-sponsors are:
Lamar Alexander [R-TN]
Jeff Bingaman [D-NM] Richard Burr [R-NC] Roland Burris [D-IL] Saxby Chambliss [R-GA] Christopher Dodd [D-CT] Michael Enzi [R-WY] Kirsten Gillibrand [D-NY] Judd Gregg [R-NH] Thomas Harkin [D-IA] Orrin Hatch [R-UT] John Isakson [R-GA] Edward Kennedy [D-MA] Amy Klobuchar [D-MN] Ben Nelson [D-NE] Tom Udall [D-NM] David Vitter [R-LA]
Write these senators today and tell them to revoke their support of Senate Bill 510! You may use the following letter in your correspondence:
I am writing to express my deep concern over your sponsorship of Senate Bill 510. This bill represents yet another attempt to place more power into the hands of a centralized government, while taking power away from states and individual citizens. The danger of this bill is that it does so in the domain of our food. It sets in place a number of preconditions for manipulation of America’s food supply and threatens to strip us of our freedoms to grow, sell, and buy food. We the people have elected you to office to serve us, not to disempower us and make us subject to bureaucratic regulations lacking our best interests. Please remove your sponsorship from Bill S.510.