There is a reason I love living in rural Missouri. Well, there are a lot of reasons, but one in particular suits this story.
Where I live, Mennonites are becoming increasingly common. Good, decent hard working folks who are also quite entrepreneurial. One of my Mennonite friends has a dairy cow. From it, he gets, wait for it…milk and cream.
He puts said milk and cream into a sterilized plastic jug and then sells it to me.
For a little over $4, I get around a gallon of raw milk and a quart of fresh cream.
It’s delicious and affordable.
It’s as close to a free market as I’ve experienced. The reason it isn’t truly free is I’m forced to buy the milk directly from him. He can’t, by law, sell it in a store.
Silly, isn’t it? Grown people are not allowed to buy and sell products in a store, but they can buy them in the parking lot of the store like we’re making a drug deal or something.
From IJ Review:
Reps. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) ate their meal Friday at Jezebel’s, a Denver restaurant. The reason they aren’t under criminal investigation, though? Because they were in Colorado, and while the dishes they ate are against the law to buy, they brought the food themselves.
Their meal of “forbidden and restricted foods,” as Polis called it, was to bring attention to federal rules they hope to change that limit how food can be sold.
Freedom. It’s what’s for dinner.
Some of the things Polis and Massie dined on were:
- Hemp scones
- Non-inspected steak
- Non-inspected eggs
- Raw milk
These two are working together to change some of these regulations. Here’s what’s interesting.
Polis is a progressive Democrat. He scores a 22 percent, or an F, on Conservative Review’s Liberty Score.
Massie is a conservative Republican. He scores a 92 percent, or an A.
That’s exactly what we’re about here at SamePageNation. We may not agree on everything, but we agree on many, many things:
We all agree that cronyism is currently strangling our political system. We all agree that civil and personal liberty is sacred, (freedom of speech is the bedrock of our freedoms), and, most importantly, we all agree that the government should be held accountable by the people it serves. When you drill those things down even further, it becomes clear that we truly are on the same page with each other more often than not.
This is a great example of that, in action. But it doesn’t need to be two millionaire Congressmen doing it. You can do it too.
If there’s an issue in your town, some silly regulation or limit on your personal liberty, take action.