Tag Archives: confiscation

Raisins, the Supreme Court, and Food Freedom

A raisin farmer in Horne v. USDA sued the United States Department of Agriculture for confiscating each year a significant percentage of his raisin harvest. This decades old scheme by the federal government was supposed to increase the price of raisins. Be that as it may, it is still theft and in opposition to the Fifth Amendment. Fortunately the Horne family was up for the 11 years battle that culminated in a win for property rights at the Supreme Court.

This article will give you more background on the case, while also providing additional interesting information on the historical origins of the Fifth Amendment. To learn more, click on this link.

Town Bypasses Constitution, US Citizens Given 60 Days to Turn in Guns Or Become Criminals

Recently the strategies to undermine America’s Constitutionally protected gun rights have reached a fever-pitch; at times stretching the bounds of credulity. In Deerfield, Illinois the city council has given residents 60 days to surrender their “assault weapons” or face fines of $1000 per day per gun. Is this city council aware there is no clear definition of what comprises an assault weapon? Are they aware of the harm into which they would be sending their “enforcers” in order to confiscate citizen’s personal property? Is the city council comfortable with the fact these citizens are innocent of any gun related crime, yet somehow are being punished for other people’s crimes?  To learn more, click on this link.