NAIS is a regulation never voted on, beyond the means and capabilities
of small farmers and in its overwhelmingly bureaucratic, industrial non-fit
to farming, destructive in its essence. The penalties alone are draconian
and clearly aimed to terrorize and then bankrupt and ruin small farmers.
Premises ID strips away full ownership rights to property, comes with
easements that devalue a farmer's land immediately, allows for warrantless
access to their property by government agents and is a blatant "taking."
The primary legal questions of who will have control of the land and what
Premises ID does to ownership of property have never been answered
much less addressed by the DATCP or the USDA, and yet farmers have
been lied to, coerced, forced, and even been signed on without their
knowledge and against their will onto a "contract" that steals from them.
And now the DATCP is trespassing on people's property to intimidate
them with the threat of court and fines for not going against their own
constitution rights of ownership and their own fundamental instinct of
The DATCP appears to be going after the Amish first because they are
pacifist people and do not use the media so they are easy to attack and
eliminate in silence, and that the DATCP is next threatening Mr. Griepentrog
because he was good enough to help Mr. Emmanuel Miller, an Amish
neighbor, and because he is a leader in the country against NAIS.
Wisconsin is blessed to have the Amish and such people as Mr. Griepentrog
in its state and has a duty of care and should have gratitude for the work
they do there and the benefits they deliver to its citizens and economy and
general well-being. To treat these people as the DATCP is doing is
unconscionable and discriminatory and its criminal corruption will be
Mr. Nilsestuen, I am sure you have heard of Rosa Parks and Alabama.
The person and the state became symbolic of racial discrimination and
set off the civil rights movement. I am sure you are also aware of the
profound disgust with which Americans viewed George Wallace's efforts
to deny constitutional rights to a class of citizens in his state. You are
looking at the beginning of such a civil rights around farming and Mr.
Griepentrog is now becoming symbolic as a Rosa Parks figure, and
Wisconsin faces being held in the same national contempt as Alabama
was. You and the DATCP are in the position of George Wallace, as the
agents who stand against constitutional rights of its own people as well
as against human decency itself.
You are in a difficult position, caught between powerful corporations that
are intent on taking over the food supply in this country by almost any
means (and right now it is via USDA regulations they wrote themselves
which have never been voted on by any legislature), and the farmers in
your state who are the salt of the earth and your tax-payer-awaiting legal
responsibility to help those farmers not only survive but do well.
If you serve those corporations, Mr. Nilsestuen, I can assure you that
you will be written about as George Wallace was and Wisconsin will be
tarred as Alabama was because Mr. Griepentrog is becoming symbolic
nationally of farming itself.
Farmers who were once isolated and sitting ducks for such corporate
abuse, are now finding friends across the country and those friends are
now organizing on their behalf to expose what you and the DATCP and
the state of Wisconsin are doing to Mr. Griepentrog, the Amish, and all
your farmers, as a series of major constitutional violations of their civil
rights, and your agency's actions as criminally corrupt.
I encourage you to look at one case being filed now in Canada that is an
indication of where things will be moving in this country.
against their farmers www.thecompletepatient.com/journal/2009/1/30/law-enforcement-gone-ballistic-ventura-county-sheriff-relent.html and at just the time when more than ever we all want local
farmers and an end to regulatory (corporate influenced) tyranny.
corruption, discrimination and out and out abuse of Wisconsin's farmers. www.naisstinks.com/index.php?con=lunatic_NAIS
You have a problem, Mr. Nilsestuen. Mr. Griepentrog is becoming a national hero. More and more attention is going to be brought to bear on your state and on the DATCP in particular, and in that attention, people will be angry at those attacking him and his friends, the Amish.