I am assuming you are not aware of the fact that simply because an oppressive bill of this kind could be submitted to our Congress, it does not necessarily mean it is legal or constitutionally permitted. (I can’t imagine what kind of crap you get away with where you live). Here in the US, a Supreme Court Justice rendered her opinion on this very matter. You might find this interesting and possibly something you should be cautious of should your country of residence ever adopt a Constitution.
Do you agree with the findings of the U.S. Supreme court in New York v. United States, 505 U.S. 144 (1992)?
(Page 133) Justice O’Connor delivered the opinion of the Court.
“Just as the separation and independence of the coordinate Branches of the Federal Government serves to prevent the accumulation of excessive power in any one Branch, a healthy balance of power between the States and the Federal Government will reduce the risk of tyranny and abuse from either front.
Where Congress exceeds its authority relative to the States, therefore, the departure from the constitutional plan cannot be ratified by the “consent” of state officials. An analogy to the separation of powers among the Branches of the Federal Government clarifies this point. The Constitution’s division of power among the three branches is violated. where one Branch invades the territory of another, whether or not the encroached upon Branch approves the encroachment….
The constitutional authority of Congress cannot be expanded by the “consent” of the governmental unit whose domain is thereby narrowed, whether that unit is the Executive Branch or the States.
State officials thus cannot consent to the enlargement of the powers of Congress beyond those enumerated in the Constitution.” (emphasis added)
What this should convey to you Ms. DeLauro, is that here in the US the congress cannot simply take it upon itself to foist illegal, oppressive, and unconstitutional laws onto the various States that comprise the sovereign United States. It also means that state governments cannot arbitrarily subject the state or its people to an expansion of federal government outside the provisions set out in the Constitution by agreeing to that expansion.
I know you must think your new food safety bill would effectively end any states rights and finally establish a centralized, industrialized agricultural system which would benefit all those corporations you seem to be so fond of, but we can’t let that happen here. We’ve seen the affects of industrialized corporate agriculture in poorer nations where millions have been made destitute and left starving as a result. Thanks, but no thanks.
If you ever tire of the police state you live in and decide its not all you envisioned; if you yearn for freedom…..please feel free to immigrate to the US. We have a very liberal immigration policy. In fact, you can even avoid all the pesky red tape that results from applying for immigration and just run our southern border. Its wide open and millions have successfully crossed it without penalty.
Marti Oakley(C)2009 Posted at PPJ Gazette.
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