THIS JUST IN MOMENTS AGO . . .
The crescendo of tonight’s letter from North American food freedom leader and statesman Michael Schmidt, weary from three years of legal entanglement over sharing and trading raw milk, is this:
“I am prepared to go all the way, I am prepared to sacrifice, I am prepared to suffer the consequences. I will never back down. We together have gone too far to give up now.
Lets join hands in peace and move forward by resisting peacefully those, who disregard what is all sacred to us, OUR BODY”
NOW THE FULL LETTER:
My dear cow share and farm share owners.
Dear Friends of Food Freedom
Dear Friends and supporters of this battle of raw milk.
Dear Government officials
How silly it seems to have to fight for this right,to consume food we feel and know is right and healthy for us.
However, as silly it seems, as dangerous in fact is its implication, where we are heading: Total control of our food system established through the politics of fear and deceit.
At the beginning of this battle I was very much focused on the issue, by simply assuming that those, trying to control our well being, do not have enough information and without bad intention believe, that they in fact protect us from ourselves. How wrong was I.
In the last 3 years I had so many encounters with people “in power” and people, who feel increasingly threatened by the ever growing loss of food freedom. I know we are intentionally being prevented to maintain and improve our health through healthy food.
During my travels to the United States, where I have been asked many times to speak, the food freedom movement is gaining dramatically ground. I feel encouraged and saddened, that we seem to be heading into another phase of unnecessary confrontation.
So be it. All we demand, is the respect for our rights as spelled out in our Constitution and our Bill of Rights. We do not ask for these rights to be returned to us, we ask those in power to respect and upheld our rights, which in the first place we never intended to give away.
This is OUR BODY and WE decide what we put into our body.
On January 21.2010 the Court will come down with a decision. Do not hold your breath. The Court will make a decision, which can go either way. It is important to realize prior to that ruling:
-that nobody can change our powerful determination,
-that we HAVE the right to consume what we know is best for us and
-that WE have the responsibility for OUR BODY and NOT the Government.
Friends this Year will be a good year: A year to remember for the courage of all of us, to rise up and regain, what we thought we had lost but never gave up:
OUR FREEDOM to make informed decisions, OUR FREEDOM as a right bestowed on us by our Creator.
I am prepared to go all the way, I am prepared to sacrifice, I am prepared to suffer the consequences. I will never back down. We together have gone too far to give up now.
Lets join hands in peace and move forward by resisting peacefully those, who disregard what is all sacred to us, OUR BODY
Blessings for a good 2010