From Martha Boneta
Dear Friends of Liberty!
ACTION ALERT: In response to the overwhelming tsunami impact of our efforts and the efforts of thousands of liberty loving Virginians, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services ( VDACS ) has formed a committee to explore what can be done to help Virginia's small family farmers. VDACS has asked for comments from Virginians about what you would like to be done.
Please help Virginia's small family farmers keep government from taking away our economic freedom and property rights! Do you have ideas or suggestions to share with this Work Group? Please send VDACS an email to:
I want to thank you all for your unshakeable dedication to protecting the economic freedom and property rights of Virginia's small family farmers. Many of you drove many hours and miles to Richmond during the general Assembly in support of the Boneta Bill and I am forever grateful for all you have done and continue to do for freedom!
A sample email is below:
Subject: Boneta Bill VDACS Committee
Dear Commissioner Lohr:
I am writing in response to your request for citizen comment.
I am president of the Virginia Patriot Freedom Coalition and am writing on behalf of myself and my organization. We support the Boneta Bill- Freedom to Farm Without Fear.
Below please find several points I ask that you consider in your decision making process:
- Virginia has the opportunity to be a national leader in the local food movement.
-this is about property rights, economic freedom and farming rights
- Farmers are being forced off the land because of heavy handed over regulation that is over burdensome and costly for small family farmers.
- farmers must have the right to sell what they produce on their own land Like fiber from sheep.
- Virginia must embrace agriculture as a way of life in our communities as our society continues to demand the freedom to choose.
-In Fauquier County, the government is harassing small family farmers over their farm buildings requiring all kinds of burdensome restrictions that are unreasonable, costly and that ultimately will force farmers off the land.
- Fauquier county is imposing unbearable setback requirements. requirements are stifle economic freedom and take away the property rights of small family farmers. These setback requirements were imposed after small farmers had already been engaging in commerce often for years.
- small farmers must be able to sell not only what they produce but also value added ancillary items in order to be viable off season and continue to farm like being able to sell a glass of lemonade at a peach orchard on a 100 degree hot summer day without being in fear of being fined and arrested!
"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people. They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." - Thomas Jefferson Virginia Tea Party Patriots www.virginiateapartypatriots.com Danville Patriots http://danvillepatriots.com/
Karen Bracken - I WILL NOT COMPLY - WILL YOU?