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?

  • arcoles4

    Freedom is dying a death of a thousand cuts. The New Hampshire “Free State Project” is looking more and more attractive.

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  • kbgrowkid420

    Ron Paul for freedom!

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  • lespauljr2005

    How much longer till we all fight back against Nanny Nation? Those Suck-ups and Bow-downs have ruined everything in America.

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  • Demultiplexer

    I’m emailing this video to all my friends!

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  • bluefootedpig

    Wait… they busted an amish man? are we that scared of the amish?

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  • CanadaBoy123

    America! Land of the free and home to the world’s largest prison population.

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  • deshaebeasley

    sounds pretty busy! haha

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  • Dianne Shook

    I’ve been drinking raw milk for 20+ years. Luckily I live in California where it is legal. If raw milk is so dangerous, the FDA should put a skull and crossbones warning on it. While they are at it, they could put a similar warning label on strawberries, spinach, lettuce, and all other raw foods, because those are the foods that I remember being contaminated in the past, not raw milk. I don’t want my tax dollars used for policing raw milk.

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  • Libertarian777

    I think he needs to include human breast milk fed to babies in the bill.

    Just in the case the FDA decides to raid daycare centers for serving ‘unpasteurised milk’ (with a SWAT team I would guess).

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    • Libertarian777

      so…when do we invade North Korea, Syria and Bharain? 700 civilians dead in Syria is the last count I heard since the protests began. Bharain? Saudi soldiers firing on civilians. North Korea? millions dying from starvation.

      Hope you signed up for the armed forces to go protect those countries.

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  • Everyone Here Is Stupid

    Soo, you do realize that unpasturized milk is completely legal, you can all still drink it and what you’re all complaining about is actually a protection measure put in place over 20 years ago by your government that says you cannot sell unpasturized milk OUTSIDE OF YOUR OWN STATE. This is a safety measure since it is more dangerous than pastuerized milk. So stop bitching about it.

    Everyone here who is crying to Ron Paul to save them from the media or w/e it is your afraid of… well guess what, you’ve just had a propaganda campaign run against you by your candidate! Way to understand politics and be rational independent beings.

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    • jhon

      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.

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      • flinstone

        A good book on the importance of raw milk is called the raw truth about milk: here is a summary of it, All that pasteurization, homogenization and processing is not only cooking all the nutrients right out of your favorite drink. It’s also adding toxic levels of vitamin D. This fascinating book tells the whole story about milk. How it once was nature’s nearly perfect food…How “raw,” unprocessed milk can heal and boost your immune system. Here is a link to the book called the raw truth about milk:http://www.amazon.com/Raw-Truth-About-Milk/dp/9962636736/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2
        this book has all 5 star reviews. read it and then reply to me everyone is stupid

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  • Fiddlercrab

    We must be truly brainwashed by now. In the day and age of our founding fathers who had no access to the media, they would have still realized they were being abused and marched down to the capital and removed the current leaders from power.

    How are we being brainwashed? By the thing that our founding fathers did not have, the media. Everyday all we here is a two sided argument, not between good and evil, but between arrogant warmongering idiot and arrogant welfare-spewing idiot, and usually we have to choose one of those idiots to be our leader (Ron Paul is an exception). Both sides seek to waste our money, the only difference is that one gets our sons and daughters killed and the other gives our money to immigrants, foreign nations, and pretty much everyone other than the American people.

    Why are we not marching on D.C. right now? This is absurd.

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  • Justin

    “If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny.”

    – Thomas Jefferson

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  • hstone39

    I don’t even drink cow milk anymore just because I know what the new world order is doing to the milk.

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    • jhon

      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.

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  • bdmenne

    They even pasteurize O.J.!!

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  • Inodie1

    I feel helpless to support this great man, as I am Canadian. None the less, my prays go out to you Ron, as I believe any success you have in America, can only help me as well

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  • voiceofreason2u

    I’m fed up with this corporatocracy that poses as a democracy, that is is in REALITY SUPPODED to be a Constitutional REPUBLIC!
    If a person, endowed with INALIENABLE rights FROM GOD, the CREATOR wants to drink unpasteurized milk- it’s his or her inalienable RIGHT- I mean REALLY!!!!!!!

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  • Giova

    I’m with Ron Paul on principle.

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  • streetz23

    i thought pasteurized milk is a good thing?

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    • Libertarian777

      CHOICE is a good thing.

      If you want to drink pasteurised milk, go ahead.
      If you want to drink unpasteurised milk, go ahead.

      YOU CHOOSE.

      NOT THE GOVERNMENT.

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    • jhon

      Weston A. Price (1870-1948) discovered what health is made of, and proved it. In the early 1930s Price and his wife (“Mrs Price”) travelled more than 100,000 miles to study the diets and health of isolated primitive peoples in Africa, South America, Australia, Polynesia, Europe and northern Canada, at a time when such communities still existed. He was the head of the american dental association.
      Price undertook amazing journeys into the wilds to seek out people “who were living in accordance with the tradition of their race and as little affected as might be possible by the influence of the white man”.
      Weston A. Price
      Wherever he found them — regardless of race, diet and climate — they were a “picture of superb health”: they had superb physiques, perfect teeth, no arthritis, no tuberculosis, no degenerative diseases, and they were cheerful, happy, hardy folk.
      That changed radically when he compared them to other, less isolated groups of the same peoples, charting a catastrophic health decline the closer they got to the “trade foods” produced by industrial society (processed foods grown by synthetic farming methods), in the shape of the “white man’s store”.
      He found it takes only one generation of eating industrialized food to destroy health and immunity, including pasteurized food.
      Price was a fine scientist and a thorough investigator and collected an enormous amount of data with thousands of supporting photographs — his case simply doesn’t leave any room for argument. We are all victims. But he leaves us with the promise of regeneration. Thwarted health can be recaptured.
      he pubished his research in a book called nutrition and physical degeneration in 1939. Here is the link to his book. read it and then reply to me: http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/price/pricetoc.html

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    • jhon

      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.
      i am posting this because it is time people knew the importance of raw grassfed milk and did something to protect it. A good book on the importance of raw milk is called the raw truth about milk: here is a summary of it, All that pasteurization, homogenization and processing is not only cooking all the nutrients right out of your favorite drink. It’s also adding toxic levels of vitamin D. This fascinating book tells the whole story about milk. How it once was nature’s nearly perfect food…How “raw,” unprocessed milk can heal and boost your immune system. Here is a link to the book called the raw truth about milk:http://www.amazon.com/Raw-Truth-About-Milk/dp/9962636736/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

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  • GunClingingPalin

    Milk is for babies.. grow up

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