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Ron Paul: Legalize Unpasturized Milk

Congressman Ron Paul asks: 'How much freedom do we have if we can't even drink unpasteurized milk?' in a statement announcing his introduction of HR 1830 into the House. The bill would allow the shipment and distribution of unpasteurized milk and milk products for human consumption across state lines, a practice currently forbidden by the Food and Drug Administration. "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," Paul said. "Mr. Speaker, many Americans who the government wishes to deny the ability to purchase unpasteurized milk have done their own research and come to the conclusion that unpasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized milk."

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To Ron Paul: Why not pass a bill in Congress abolishing not only the Federal Reserves but also the FDA that is against the public drinking unpasturized milk?

Afterall, you said 'How much freedom do we have if we can't even drink unpasteurized milk?" or what freedom is there to speak of when we are run by the Feds manned by "thieves"? Lately, your campaign in freedom land includes your new concept of freedom --the right, liberty and freedom of the population to get Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria, a rather strange way of courting supporters for your 2012 presidential bid.

You have to fire or change your doomsday Advisers because I don’t think you are that desperate for support in your presidential campaign. What you are saying is a corny joke, but people don’t laugh because it is a serious nincompoopery to resort to a dangerous health risk in pursuit of freedom when you happen to be a doctor of medicine yourself who cures diseases – not politically promote or spread them and create a pandemic or panic.

Let your Advisers read this .. it may still save your day: Raw milk is milk from cows, sheep, or goats that has not been pasteurized to kill harmful bacteria. This raw, unpasteurized milk can carry dangerous bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Listeria, which are responsible for causing numerous foodborne illnesses.

Milk and milk products provide a wealth of nutrition benefits. But raw milk can harbor dangerous microorganisms that can pose serious health risks to you and your family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 800 people in the United States have gotten sick from drinking raw milk or eating cheese made from raw milk since 1998.


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