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Two More Massive Laws

March 31st, 2009 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Politics

The American federal government under the leadership of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and friends is grabbing power and destroying liberty so fast that it is hard to keep up. I don’t think anyone has been able to keep track of all of it, especially when sweeping laws are hidden in bills over 1,000 pages long that few read in their entirety.

For instance, there is this one:

In discussing the 1,248-page Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009, signed yesterday by President Barack Obama after being rammed through the House and Senate by use of unprecedented parliamentary maneuvers designed to cut off debate, two aphorisms come to mind. The first is the old saying that sunshine is the best disinfectant. But the second is that, at least for many members of Congress, it’s easier to disguise the flavor of spoiled ingredients if one throws them into a big toxic stew.

Like its cousin, the $410 billion Omnibus spending bill that President Obama earlier signed into law, the Omnibus lands bill contains several bills from previous sessions of Congress wrapped into one. The final legislative package — which passed the House last week after clearing the Senate the previous week — actually contains a whopping 170 different bills, according to….

…under the guise of “managing” federal lands, the bill, according to Hasting’s analysis, permanently bans energy exploration — even for environmentally correct sources like wind and solar — in more than 1 million acres, puts 2 million acres of public land off limits to transportation including even bicycles and wheelchairs, and imposes fines and even imprisonment for the collecting of common rocks and fossils.

But the bill’s sheer length meant its worst parts had yet to be digested, Smith argued. “This is another massive ‘mystery meat’ bill with well over a thousand pages of bills which no one has read or understands,” Smith wrote.

There there is this other one, which has yet to pass the House:

Meet HR 875. Its a “small” bill, not nearly as voluminous as the Spendulus, and it can easily be read in one sitting if you just want to get the gist of the nightmare it will create.

Basically, HR 875 sets up a MASSIVE new government bureaucracy called the Food Safety Administration, and compels anything known as a “food establishment” to register with the federal government (paying registration fees of course) and to submit to inspections that are at different intervals depending on the type of “food establishment” you are.

The first law makes picking up a rock a crime. The second law will make it illegal to sell food at any level without permission from our masters in Washington, D.C.

Ho hum, just another day on the highway to hell.

5 Comments so far ↓

  • Mark

    Hmmm, sounds like there will be no trespassing, hunting or biking in the kings woods, and if you do get away with the kill don’t plan on selling it!

  • EdMcGon

    Don’t worry. I’m sure the concentration camps with the nice gas chambers for us subversives will be in their next bill…

  • Doug

    Concentration camps will be authorized as long as they are not located on environmentally sensitive grounds.

    You mentioned a parliamentary move that cut off debate. Does anyone with knowledge of the process know what ability the Republicans have to block this kind of legislation? Or, are they going along with it for political reasons? I recall that even when the Dems were in the minority, they had the ability to block many things…

  • Monica Hughes

    Good one, Myrhaf. I’ve been meaning to blog on HR875. In my opinion, this is perhaps THE worst proposal to come out of the Democrats in a very, very long time. Even worse than universal healthcare if you can believe it. You’re 100% correct. HR875 is a disaster.

    It is *already* illegal to sell food without the permission of the feds. What this law will do is cripple anyone’s ability to sell food at all for fear of massive fines, whether technically legal or not.

    If this bill passes, we are only 1 step behind the Brits. They actually have a new government program to monitor peoples’ food wastage to mitigate “climate change”. (As if an economic depression wasn’t enough to get people to eat less and watch their food bills!?)

    I’m not kidding. Check out the latest British nanny state insanity:

    The US is only one step behind. The USDA has actually said in the Federal Register it would consider limiting food production or dictating massive changes in human diets (presumably toward more grains) to tackle climate change.

    Go get your guns, lots of ammo (already practically impossible at WalMart, they are sold out since Obama got elected), your heirloom seeds that are open pollinated, and your chicken coop materials, folks. Because if HR875 goes through, this will be the beginning of the feds basically making it impossible to buy food. You’ll have to grow it yourself. At least, until they come after you as a “kulak” just like Stalin did.