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    WHO in their right mind thinks goverment is not too big. Hey, washington, how many sheets of toilet paper are allowed before a surcharge kicks in???
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    It's not a matter of too big or too small. It's a matter of sticking its nose where it doesn't belong while burying its head in the sand when it should do something but special interests tell it not to. There's plenty of things government should be doing that it's not and plenty of things like this that it is wasting its time on.
    People should be allowed to consume what they want, but companies should have a responsibility to be upfront about the risks. Raw milk should be legal, provided warning labels are attached. A "grade" should also be assigned to the milk that shows how well they do in measures meant to reduce the risk. And under no circumstances should raw milk be served at schools.
    And going after lemonade stands is just the height of bureaucratic absurdity. Exceptions to the rules should be made for small-time sales like that. The government should also offer to waive permit fees for people under a certain income who want to start a business.
    What it all comes down to is that the government favors the rich and the powerful, and they'll do that however they can whether it's by burdening the poor with excessive regulation or refusing to regulate when the rich want to be allowed to do something destructive to the public interest, or refusing to start good programs because the rich don't want to pay for them.
    It's even worse in third world countries. There you find the least amount of help from social programs, but at the same time the most redtape to anyone who wants to go into business.
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    A person should be able to drink whatever they want without obysmal messing with them, unless what they are drinking is causing harm to someone else. Since there is nothing anyone can drink that will harm another person obysmal and his brigade of liberal regulators need to butt out of the business of private people.

    On November 7th I hope each and every American enjoys a nice glass of raw milk (freedom juice) as it will be legal once more and people will be free to consume it without hassle again.
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    Buy a cow. Don't pasteurize it, drink it raw.
    Enjoy your cases of Bacillus cereus, Campylobacter jejuni, Coxiella burnetii, E. coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus, or Yersinia enterocolitica.
    As for me, I don't see pasteurization as robbing me my freedoms.
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    No one says you have to drink raw milk. How does that give obysmal the right to stop someone else from drinking raw milk if that is what they want to do? obysmal is way out of line and if someone wants to drink gas or radiator fluid it is their business and no one has a right to stop them. Is it wise? Who said the object of freedom was to be wise in the eyes of someone else? The purpose of freedom is to have to right to pursue happiness on your terms.

    You make good decisions in this life you should be rewarded (not taxed) and if you make bad decisions they you pay the price (no bailouts or safety nets to protect you from your own stupidity). If we structured society this way we'd be amazed at how the economy would take off and flourish.
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    another reason why universal healthcare is mandatory these are the same types of people that dont wanna get forced into Healthcare .
    Drink raw milk get sick just dont go to a hospital unless you got Medical coverage please ..
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    My grandparents drank raw milk almost until the day they died, both of which were in their mid 90's. If you take the time to know the farm where your raw milk comes from, it's not a big problem.
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    @LGRepublican yes I see your point my Uncle is 79 and owns a farm and drank Raw Milk everyday until about 4 yrs ago when the milking cow died and says he had no problem with it.. but the government regulations arent saying you cant drink milk from your cow's tit.. in fact there health food stores here that sell it.. they're trying to prevent people from dying over tainted milk which is more likely when unpasteurized.. so if we see an article about somebody's kid dying of salmonilla over this then what ?..was it his right to drink Freedom juice?.. should we have prevented it?.. nah according to conservatives, he made his bed let him lie in it.. you guys do understand that without regulation like this people end up dying for ignorant reasons right. its hard to trust government but, I lived on a farm for 2yrs and it was great but i wouldnt say they are the most sanitary places.. cook my milk first please..
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    The Government tells me that raw milk and cannabis are bad for me and are illegal to consume. Yet cigarettes, alcohol and pharmaceutical drugs are legal so they must ok. This alone tells me that the government hasn't a clue as to what's really good or bad for me and should stop trying to legislate behavior. I will put into my body what I deem to be good for me. Next thing I know the government will be telling me my garden is bad for me because I use organic manure for fertilizer instead of some chemical.
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    Just thinking out loud. I wonder how many of the people commenting here that are against raw milk sales are FOR legalizing marijuana and other drugs? Their argument is that pot is "natural" and we shouldn't be banning something from nature. Not saying I agree or disagree, but I'd be curious to find out.
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    Yes. Its their bodies, why do they have to control what they decide to ingest? It's not like their smoking crack...which is far worse.
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    congress shall make no law, for or against any religious belief. should this not be, the choice of the religious consumer? is it the job of this federal government, to take away our freedom of choice?
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    I'm a libertarian I also raise cattle I wouldn't drink raw milk but if you want to that's on you bad choice but your choice. Now anybody who targets a child's lemonade stand is an well I can't say on here. Let them make a few dollars. I understand the government needs the money but this is ridiculous. How sad and pathetic things have become. Dear god god can we please just have our country back?
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    Raw milk and certain plants are illegal in America. But weapons of varying sorts that are specifically designed to kill people to the maximum extent are legal. Makes you think where our priorities are doesn't it? Or maybe who has the most powerful and monied lobbyists?
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    I think authorities are coming down on too many unimportant things. If they'd do the really necessary things that should be done, but alas, this is the obama administration and this nonsense is what we get.
    I drank raw milk as a child and only once did it bother me and that's because I drank too much of it. It was so good with the rich cream in it and all. Of course, if the cow got into the wrong kind of grass/weed, it could pucker your mouth.
    As for lemonade, my grandmother made the best lemonade I ever tasted and she didn't ask anyone for permission to do it. For that I sure am glad.
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    Again, BIG BROTHER at work! I, for one, am not a milk drinker. Allow them to control this and lemonade stands and what's next? That cup of coffee (that and my gun I would kill/die for). My God, if someone wants to drink raw milk, it's their life, let them.
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    If you want to drink raw milk, it shouldn't be illegal for one to buy. But store chains would never sell it, as milk is pasteurized for the customer and consumer's safety.
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