There are other mandates that save lives, like laws against murder and robbery. No mandates is anarchy. Is that what you're after?
But aside from that, people are dying from the FDA's actions, or rather inaction because of big corporations and congressional shortcomings. In the meantime a non-government sponsored initiative, Prop 37, is on the ballot to try and contend with the FDA until it hopefully goes away someday. I don't expect the government to enforce it, but it will give people like me the tools to sue if I am ever hurt by a manufacturer's unlisted GMO ingredients (if they are a significant percentage) and I can prove it.
You, of course, are free to vote against it. But someday the government will hit too close to home for you, and perhaps then you will understand that a narrow set of mandates does not take away your liberty. And I notice that you haven't explained how labeling takes away your liberty? Seems to me that it helps to inform us, and an informed citizenry is what will eventually set us free. That is one of the main points of Audit the Fed, because when everyone learns what they are doing to this country, they will rebel and End the Fed. In a similar way, when the population sees how much GMO's have taken over our food, both packaged and fresh, they will not be pleased. Right now I argue with uninformed people about GMO's because they don't realize how prevalent they are.
And as for Libertarian thought, I agree with much of it, but I believe there can
occasionally be exceptions in extraordinary times.
It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. Samuel Adams
Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. Frederic Bastiat
From: "[address removed]" <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Cc: Leigh Skinner <[address removed]>
Sent: Tue, October 2,[masked]:06:10 PM
Subject: Re: [ronpaul-93] FDA bans natural vitamin B6 but allows GMO's & fluoridation
---- Leigh Skinner <[address removed]> wrote:
Leigh, from a libertarian point of view the FDA should not exist. Actually, it is the libertarians
educating people on its principles that will make it not a fringe party.
I understand your passion but someone else has a passion somewhere else
that is requiring the government with its legalized violence to carry out its
mandates. You need to read more Austrian economics and libertarian thought
to see there is another way.