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Forum Post: Overgrow the 1%

Posted 12 years ago on Sept. 30, 2011, 11:54 a.m. EST by CaptnBlynd (0) from Quilcene, WA
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A suggestion. There seems to be some debate about a course of action. I have one which will challenge federal authority and, if supported, greatly injure the 1% in a peaceful fashion. Victory gardens. The federal government bases a large portion of their authority on the Supreme Court case of Wickard v Filburn (1942(?)) in which the federal government was granted authority over individual actions , THAT IF TAKEN BY ENOUGH PEOPLE COULD AFFECT INTERSTATE TRADE. Specific to this case, the right to tax and regulate what a person grows for their own consumption. Challenge this in the most basic way. Grow food. Eat the food. Give the food to your neighbors. If we can feed the population of the United States for 1 month it would end the current financial system. If we feed 10% of the population for 1 month they will feel the impact throughout their system. The more people we feed, the less people they can tax by food purchase. What are they going to do? Come and start pulling up our vegetable gardens? All of them? Grow food in containers in your livingroom. Grow food in your yard. The more food we grow and eat the less money Monsanto gets for their gene modified food-like products which they do not even label. The more food we grow and consume the less control they have. Deny them a revenue source. Grow food. Overgrow the 1%.



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[-] 1 points by Divinityfound (112) from Lincoln, NE 12 years ago

In fall fairness... I would imagine this would just hurt the farm holders more than anything else...

It may be more to our benefit to force them to hire US Citizens, pay them a fair wage.

It may be a bigger benefit to just not buy certain types of products that are held by large corporations and major political interests.

[-] 1 points by ZinnReader (92) from Encinitas, CA 12 years ago

Yes. I've been an advocate of this for some time. This is definitely part of the long-term solution toward self-determinaton, sustainability, and good health.