Friday, February 5, 2010
Oh, happy day!
NAIS has been scrapped!
This is fabulous news for farmers everywhere, and for people like us who keep chickens and support small farmers and otherwise remain engaged in our food system. This is terrific news for the persecuted Amish farmers in Wisconsin. Most of all, this is wonderful news for all of America because it's a score for freedom, independence, and property rights. We the People fought an oppressive government agency and won. Hallelujah!
This is very welcome news as I spent the afternoon with my hopefully soon-to-be Representative in Congress, going over plans for her campaign. The conversation drifted repeatedly toward gardening, herbal medicine, raw milk, and natural living; NAIS itself even came up in the conversation. And now freedom has prevailed for once, so hopefully this is a good omen for those of us working to change the face of Congress this year!