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Joe Dixon – Morningland Dairy

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In this episode of Home Front, we talk with Joe Dixon, owner of Morningland Dairy. Their organic farm was raided by the Missouri Milk Board and about 15 tons of cheese was destroyed by the order of the Missouri Milk Board. This is an example of what can happen when innocent citizens try to be cooperative to a governmental bureaucracy determined to destroy a business.

We need to hear and learn from other’s direct experience. Whether you like raw milk or not, it is up to us to confront when our governmental interventions become tyrannical. Listen and hear how unbridled political power can destroy a family business.

Bureaucracy – The Saga of the License Bureau

7.31You would think that with government growing bigger than ever before, governmental representatives would be nicer, more efficient and exude a tone of gratitude to the taxpayers.  Not so.

Several weeks ago, my son went to the license bureau to get his driver license renewed.  They told him another young man, born on the same date with a similar name, was convicted in San Diego for driving under the influence.  As a result, they refused to renew my son’s driver license.

I learned quite a bit about just how “big brother” can end up being “big bully”.  A federal law requires all states to import information into a national database where Missouri is required to check before renewing licenses.  However, California includes a bare amount of information to incriminate a wide group of people, but is not specific enough to vindicate the innocent.  They use no photo, finger prints, no middle name, a Social Security number or a driver license number.  All that goes onto this list is the first four characters of the first and last name with a birth date. Continue reading