How Much Freedom Do We Have If We Can’t Even Drink Unpasteurized Milk?

Date: 05/16/2011

The Milk Police

by Ron Paul

On April 20th, after a year-long undercover sting operation, armed federal agents acting on behalf of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) raided the business of Pennsylvanian Amish farmer Dan Allgyer to prevent him from selling his unpasteurized milk to willing, fully-informed customers in Maryland. Federal agents wasted a whole year and who knows how many of our tax dollars posing as customers in order to catch Allgyer committing the “crime” of selling his milk. He was not tricking people into buying it, he was not forcing people to purchase it, and there had been no complaints about his product. These were completely voluntary transactions, but ones that our nanny-state federal government did not approve of, and so they shut down his business. The arrogance of the FDA and so many other federal agencies is simply appalling. These types of police state raids on peaceful businessmen, so reminiscent of our tyrannical federal drug war, have no place in a free society.

The FDA claims its regulatory powers over food safety give it the authority to ban the interstate sales of raw milk, but this is an unconstitutional misapplication of the commerce clause for legislative ends. As we have seen, if the executive branch feels hamstrung by the fact that our framers placed lawmaking authority in the Legislative Branch, they simply make their own laws and call them “regulations.” We all know how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses such bogus regulation authority to harass, hinder, and shut down countless other legitimate businesses. Sadly, Congress has been far too lax for far too long as the executive branch continues to encroach on its areas of responsibility and thereby undermines our system of government.

Most Americans understand that if you don’t want to drink unpasteurized milk you simply do not buy it. But the federal government solution is pre-dawn raids which destroy the livelihoods of honest, hardworking families in this time of continued economic hardship.

I am outraged by this raid and the many others like it, and that is why last week I introduced HR 1830, a bill to allow the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines. This legislation removes the unconstitutional restraint on farmers who wish to sell or otherwise distribute, and people who wish to consume, unpasteurized milk and milk products.

Many Americans have done their own research and come to the conclusion that unpasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized milk. These Americans have the right to consume these products without having the federal government second-guess their judgment or thwart their wishes. If there are legitimate concerns about the safety of unpasteurized milk, those concerns should be addressed at the state and local level.

I am hoping my colleagues in the House will join me in promoting individual rights, the original intent of the Constitution, and federalism by cosponsoring this legislation to allow the interstate shipment of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption.

If we are not even free anymore to decide something as basic as what we wish to eat or drink, how much freedom do we really have left?


  • leafwatch

    Thank you Dr. Paul for the educational work you do. How much freedom do we have left? It is time for Americans to take back their rights to live as adult, free, peaceful humans. These coercive laws and regulations are destroying the culture of freedom and respect.

  • Solareffects

    Agreed, I’m with you Ron.

  • philos4r

    or grow own food.

  • dannykenn

    WTF !!! XD

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    Legalize Liberty!
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  • smrt1111111111111

    In juste 2 minutes 10 people like this

  • manekinekotattoo

    you need to stop the codex alimentarius from radiating our food too

  • PressForFreedom

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  • HUJUism

    2012 will be a good year!


    Ron Paul
    Thank you so much for making the decision to run.I found you through a friend in 2006 and have been working in your and our behalf ever since.Your stance on every issue makes sence to me and the common men & women who just can’t quite understand why our country does what it does.Almost every move made by our county in the past 8 years seems as though an enemy is in control and is using incrementalism to obtain their goal.

  • 420LowKey

    How is Unpasteurized milk healthier? I heard pasteurized milk kills bacteria and other diseases

    • Brandi

      Pasteurization kills bacteria so it can allow retailers to keep it on the shelves longer but it also kills the enzymes and nutrients too. Have you noticed when you drink milk, a slimy-like film develops in your mouth? That is your body reacting to it and treating it as a toxin; raw milk doesn’t do this.

    • flinstone

      When the milk is heated in the pasteurization process, important things like the milks natural Lactase, Lipase, and Phosphatase, which helps with the breakdown of milk sugars (lactose), proteins, and the absorption of calcium, are destroyed eliminating the natural digestive support given by Mother Nature, herself. All the enzymes naturally found in milk are extremely heat sensitive making them some of the first things to go when milk is pasteurized.
      This process not only destroys the bad bacteria but also a lot of the good ones our bodies could use.
      pasteurization of milk or cheese kills all the probiotis in the milk that your body needs to properly digest the milk and that is why some people have allergies to milk or have lactose intolerance. It also zaps all of the enzymes and vitamins in the milk or cheese, and alters the protiens and fats in the milk. Raw milk has lactase and other enzymes which aid digestion and actually kill germs like salmonella only if it comes from grass fed free range cows. if you get milk that is not from grass feed free range cows you get problems because cows are meant to eat grass not corn, and exercise and move about. If the cows is not healthy before it dies you will catch some kid of sickness from drinking the milk or eating the cheese. Finally most of the milk in these studies and sold in Super Markets around the world is from conventionally grain-fed cattle. These cows are forced to walk around in there own feces and the fecal matter of other cows, which is why they all usually get sick and need to be fed antibiotics. As you can probably imagine cows that walks around in poop all day and are force fed food they were never meant to eat are going to produce milk that is filled with nasty bacterias, antibiotics, and viruses.
      A1 Beta-Casein is the nasty stuff associated with the release of beta-casomorphin-7, which is an opioid-like chemical released upon digestion. This protein fragment is what normally causes the joint pain, digestive issues, and leaky gut generally related to all casein. This is normally because the kind of dairy cow that produces A1 Beta-Caseins (Holsteins and Friesians, these are your typical black and white cows), also produce more milk per cow, so they are the favored dairy cows of the conventional factory farmed dairy industry. The A2 Beta-Casein produced by cow breeds like Jerseys and Gurnseys cows (brown and white cows), hasn’t been shown to cause the same problems with gut irritation, joint pain, or leaky gut problems. So if you insist on drinking milk, or doing a GOMAD protocol try and stick to the brown cows, the Masai did and did pretty well on it. A2 dairy is also associated with Goats milk which also seems to be less of a problem for even lactose/casein intolerant people.
      read a book called the raw truth about milk:
      This book explains how pasteurization, homogenization and processing are adding toxic levels of vitamin d to the milk, and how unprocessed milk can heal and help your immune system. So read the book and then respond to me.

  • sealj

    It’s amazing to hear someone running for the Presidency who puts Freedom in front of all else.. the way it should be!

    I fucking pray to GOD we finally get the “rEVOLution” 2008 didn’t give us.

  • boylebongo

    How much freedom do we have left? I don’t think I want to be reminded… QQ

  • FairEnterprise

    Unfortunately The distinguished Congressman MUST waste time and resources to remedy a situation with NEW regulations, which only add to the behemoth that is government. All these statutes only make it harder for a farmer or small entrepreneur to survive on small dwindling margins. They’ll get some add on provision added to the bill which further burdens the People to simply exercise the Rights he already had.
    Try to paint a house for profit anymore.
    try to decide your in Love and get married

  • ratt7777

    the FBI FDA ect, needs to stop there shit the government needs to mind it’s own business ths a free country we the people need to stand up and do some thing where in charge not them they work for us !!! Ron Paul 2012 and the FED has to go IRS!!

  • sailboatMidnight

    Love you Ron Paul .

  • TheStreeser1

    Thats fascist America for you. You are meant to die from starvation and mal nutrition.

    • Libertarian777

      true story in San Francisco.

      due to the city’s ordinance’s requiring businesses to COMPOST food, so all food preparers that use to give their excess production to homeless shelters and food banks are required, BY LAW, to destroy the food in compost heaps instead.

      Go green. Go hungry.

  • RobertoNor1

    dangerous to refuse to conforme oneself to the “system”…

  • rainbowdragon131065

    I hope you dismantle this greedy corporate government that has brought to much suffering and evil to this world. Scrap the Fed, C.I.A and all the rest of the corrupt secret agencies that enslave your nation.

  • MrGETitGOTit

    Well thats B.S!!!!