I'm not a huge fan of Natural News—not that I know a ton about it, either—because so often, to me, it's tainted by the Appeal to Nature logical fallacy and has a conspiratorial bent. I could be wrong. Just my general impression as I never explicitly follow it.
Anyhoo, Mike Adams pretty much nails it here: Freedom watch: Not a single Democrat voted in favor of ending FDA raids on raw milk farmers.
Here's some news for those who still somehow believe the political left in Washington cares about the People. After U.S. Senator Rand Paul introduced an amendment that would have ended armed FDA raids on raw milk farmers and legalized free speech about the curative properties of medicinal herbs, nutritional supplements and superfoods, are you curious how many Democrats voted in favor of this?
Big fat zero, to be exact.
Not a single Democrat in the United States Senate believes in fundamental food freedom, farm freedom or the principles of liberty. Every single Democrat in the Senate is a Big Brother sellout who supports the FDA having more guns pointed in the faces of raw milk farmers, arresting them and throwing them in prison, criminalizing real food and destroying America's small family farms.
Every single Democrat in the U.S. Senate believes that telling the truth about the beneficial effects of Chinese Medicine, or medicinal herbs, or nutritional supplements should be a crime that can also get you raided, shut down and imprisoned by the FDA. There is not a single Democrat who sees anything wrong with the government sending herbal product formulators to prison. There is not a single Democrat who believes that an Amish farmer has the right to milk a cow and sell that milk to their neighbor without being threatened by the government.
This is an astonishing milestone in U.S. history. When those in Washington who pretend to represent the People openly and publicly vote to crush the very liberties and freedoms they claim to protect, you no longer have a real Democracy. You have a police state.
Well, you've had a police state for a long time. They're just more open about it, now, with Democrats leading the way and Republicans not far behind—they being more like the Mafia Don who knows what's "bad for business." ...One might say that Democrats are more concerned with what's bad for the State, Republicans, what's bad for business. Only thing is, the State doesn't actually produce anything, just steals and redistributes.
I do find it gratifying, though. From almost total Democrat Party opposition to the 13th Amendment to end slavery (with all or nearly 100% Republican support), to its opposition to the Civil Rights Act in the 1960s, I'm reminded of what I heard P. J. O'Rourke say at a CATO luncheon I attended way back on the difference between the two parties:
Democrats: Smart politicians, dumb voters
Republicans: Dumb politicians, smart voters
The relevant juxtaposition, to me, is that of the patsy moron Democrat voters, combined with the appallingly stupid Republican Party elite. I suppose it's a balance of power, of sorts.
How many run-of-the-mill Democrat voters do you suppose are not wholly ignorant of the Democrat Party's 100 year history of staunch opposition to every single of dozens of federal and state initiatives sponsored by Republicans, that sought greater freedom and economic parity for blacks? Here, this guy runs them all down for you.
It is to laf. In the end, though, "smart politicians" rings true for Democrats. Once they were defeated in keeping blacks enslaved and dependent upon private party slaveholders, they adapted, and over the last 50 years have successfully re-enslaved and made them dependent on the State.