To Ron Paul, the raw milk issue is a matter of personal freedom, and he is very pleased that Rep. Thomas Massie has introduced two bills – one quite sweeping and the other more incremental — that would make it easier for individuals to make their own decisions about what kinds of food they would prefer to consume.
As Dr. Paul points out in this free commentary from the Ron Paul Channel, he was at first surprised that the liberals who had supported him on cannabis decriminalization did not support him on raw milk. They thought the government needed to control that particular “dangerous substance.” But eventually, he explains, they started coming to his position that one must have the total freedom to choose what to put in one’s body. Now there is a broader coalition supporting the right of individuals to consume unpasteurized milk if they wish.
Dr. Paul also discusses the disturbing shift in how the Constitution’s commerce clause is misinterpreted. Initially, says Dr. Paul, the commerce clause was designed to help facilitate trade between the states. But unfortunately these days it is more often used to restrict the choices of individuals to purchase goods from another state, whether they be pharmaceuticals or raw milk.
Raw milk may hold some great health benefits, says Dr. Paul. And he also questions the government’s role in pushing genetically-modified organisms, which he believes may do great harm to health. Likewise, the problems with excessive sugar and high fructose corn syrup in foods is directly related to the “busybodies in Washington” who seek to protect us but end up endangering our health with their ill-informed meddling.
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