Farmer Poem to the Government: JUST LEAVE US ALONE

Here is a nice poem from an Amish-raised farmer.


We don’t need your license, permission to be,

In the home of the brave and the land of the free.

No permits are needed, it’s easy to see

All we ask of you, is just leave us be.

Our forefathers left Europe many years ago,

And came to America, to plant and to grow.

In Europe persecution is what drove us out,

They hammered us bad with government clout.

They beat us and hung us, some were skinned alive,

And boiled up in oil, like a bunch of French fries.

We were drownded and pounded, to make us submit

To the official religion, how they interpreted it.

But we fled to America, to the land of the free

To put down new roots, and it worked, you can see.

We’re peace-loving people, small farmers most,

But now again seems, like we’re government toast.

It looks like we’re fallin’ on hard times again.

This time seems the leaders, are trying us to skin

By economic pressure, make us change our ways,

Make us comply, to the regulation daze.

For years we’ve sold food to all who would buy,

Do our best to keep it whole, we always would try

So now all we’re asking, in our place in the sun,

Is just for some peace, and just leave us alone.

Just leave us alone, is all that we ask,

Let each of us get on, with what is our task.

We get up each morning, and do our own thing

As we’re working along, sometimes we sing.

We’re producing the food that many folks like,

Most of the stuff does a body real good.

Maybe some of our bakin’ is just a tad sweet,

But the bread that we bake, is a pleasure to eat.

And all that we ask, is just leave us be

Is that just too hard? Something you can’t see?

We’re the small time farmers, in love with our land

And the animals we raise, with a skilled, gentle hand.

We pasture our stock, cows, chickens and pigs,

Sheep, horses and goats, green grass they all dig.

People come to our farms, they line up to buy

The stuff we produce, we can look in the eye

Of each of our customers, friends, neighbors too,

And be sure it’s the best, I’m just tellin’ you.

We’re like the King’s food taster, in those days of yore,

who checked out each thing, makin’ absolutely sure,

There was nothing that threatened, the life of the king.

And all that we ask, is to leave us alone

As we grow food to eat, boil the broth from the bone.

We pay our school taxes, then have our own schools

And most of the time, stick close to the rules.

We take stuff to market, vegetables, cheese and meat,

And meet with our customers, a firm handshake to greet.

We take care of each other, no public welfare we need,

Just leave us alone, is now what we plead.

We don’t want your handouts, no bailouts we need

Just leave us alone, we now again plead.


Written in response to the FDA visit at the

Dan Allgyer farm at 5AM one morning several weeks ago,

by Jonas K.Stoltzfus, with input from Judith H. Stoltzfus

and Liz Reitzig May 13, 2010


Today’s Update on the Farm Store Raid in Wisconsin 


9 responses to “Farmer Poem to the Government: JUST LEAVE US ALONE

  1. Nice poem. The Amish life always sounds so wonderful to me.

    But then we have to remember that in certain places, Amish people own puppy mills and treat the dogs horribly. They may treat their livestock well, but the puppies? Not so much.

  2. Amen!!!! What more is there to say?

  3. Whole heartedly agree!

  4. very nice – very RIGHT! I’m not Ammish but I would like all of the above to be true for all direct-selling contientious small farmers!!!

  5. I’m not Amish but that’s the way I like to live, and we should send this to each of our overpaid worthless representatives. Then, if they don’t leave us alone, put them in the unemployment line- every last one of them.

  6. Good poem , thank you ! It goes for more than farming , legislation is the tool of the globalists and is claiming all our freedom and birth rights .
    Globalists of the NWO : JUST LEAVE US , THE PEOPLE ALONE . NOW !

    BOLDARN Oct.19th 2008
    We claim our birthrights
    To look up trees into deep blue skies
    To breathe clean air over ancient lands
    To eat our food from pure soil directly
    To live with the elements interconnected
    To swim in rivers of wild current
    To grow under the sun , moon and stars
    Resting on rocks covered with lively moss
    The diamonds of nature our currency
    Trade free for all needs love and peace
    Limitless peace expression unrestricted
    Will set free future societies
    No more wars nor manmade laws
    Death to the thieves , the makers of wars !
    Man’s only asset is his consciousness
    In a world of confusion
    Living the truth means loneliness
    Leading to ultimate freedom
    Life offers no guarantees – only one certainty :
    To sell your soul or rest in peace
    Freedom equals responsibility
    The only way to live sustainably
    Love to live life forever free

  8. Its just good thougḥ̣̣

    Its a nice piece am a farmer myself…

  9. AMEN! Great job Dave!

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