|Sent on:||Tuesday, October 16, 2012 3:07 PM|
Apparently, you are so desperate to win this labeling debate that you are willing to pull a sentence out of context and misrepresent what was said. I guess this is why you chose to send your email without the thread of the conversation.
You know perfectly well that I did not say it was okay for the government to do something BECAUSE I was unable to do it myself. My statement (see below) was in response to Bing’s question (see below) regarding whether it was moral to collectively force someone to do something when we do not have the right to individually force them.
My answer was that while it may be impractical to do this individually, it was nevertheless moral because of the moral duty of companies who manufacture food not to produce harmful food.
Mike, you previously resorted to an ad hominem attack and now you misrepresent what was said. I didn’t know that there was such a thing as a LIBERAL libertarian. Did Saul Alinsky write a sequel – Rules for Libertarian Radicals?
Lets stick with the problem of "does anyone have the moral right to make someone else do something collectively that they do not have the right to do individually?"
If I could deal directly with the manufacturer of every food product I buy and force them to tell me if their product contained GMOs, I would do so. However, this is not practical. However, if it was possible to do this, and everyone who wanted this information did it, the burden on manufacturers to respond individually to each person would be far more costly than a change to their label.
The reason people, individually or collectively, have the right to obtain this information is that food is a necessity of life. We cannot choose not to eat. Therefore, the manufacturers of food products have a greater moral responsibility to their customers that the manufacturers of other types of products. A law requiring them to meet this moral responsibility is not plunder.
> To: [address removed]
> From: [address removed]
> Subject: RE: [ronpaul-93] FDA bans natural vitamin B6 but allows GMO's & fluoridation
> Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:45:46 -0400
> Here it is. Ken believes that since he can't make businesses do what
> he wants then he subscribes to the idea that the government can make
> them do his bidding. "If4 I could deal directly with the manufacturer
> of every food product I buy and force them to tell me if their
> product contained GMOs, I would do so."
> Ken please ad admit that you believe in democracy where the majority
> can rule the minority.
> Another thing that amazing me is the two strongest advocates for this
> prop 37, I have observed eat some of the most unhealthy food along
> with me. I drain a half a cup of lard off some hamburger I cooked
> this week and east a lot of those Natural Valley crunchy bars. I of
> course read the label but that didn't stop me. If only the label said
> hazardous to your health I would not have destroyed myself like this.
> The so called natural foods are on one side of this (with the
> exception of trader joes) and the GMO producers on the other side.
> This is nothing more than GM trying to get an upper hand over Ford at
> the expense of all of us.
> Will the cost of food go up? Of course it will for this reason and
> for so many others. When we are all in the soup line will you blame
> it on not enough government or too much government? Please don't say
> then that you tried to make the government smaller prop 37 people.
> This is voting for more government and that is why some less
> government folks are not really less government.
> Let the nanny state crush us as it is and listen to Jesus say "Father
> forgive them for they know not what they do"
> At 08:44 AM 10/16/2012, you wrote:
> >If4 I could deal directly with the manufacturer of every food
> >product I buy and force them to tell me if their product contained
> >GMOs, I would do so.
> Michael Benoit
> Ron Paul for President
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