Monday, December 24, 2012

Yes, slave, you are free ... why do you ask? Don't you feel free?

The Bureau of Land Management uses a helicopter to herd wild horses in Idaho. The practice has drawn complaints from some animal protection groups, who are now also angered by efforts to open a slaughterhouse in New Mexico to produce horse meat. (Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman/Associated Press / July 25, 2007)

Rick de los Santos wants to reopen an animal slaughter business that's been banned in the U.S. for years. Along the way, he's also opened a can of worms.

The Roswell, N.M., meat company owner sued the federal government last week, alleging that officials ignored his application to resume domestic horse slaughter for food because the practice had become an emotional political issue throughout the West. More here:

The federal government, it's involved in everything, all the time ... and always so helpful in terms of expanding your individual freedom and bringing prices down.

"I've seen 130,000 horses a year on their way to Mexico — they go right through our backyard — and I wanted to tap into the market," he said. "I could have hired 100 people by now. Everyone in our community agrees we need this type of service. And I'm tired of waiting."

That's right, the founding fathers slaughtered horses but you can't.  You wanna know why?  Because it's our (the FEDERAL government's) opinion that you shouldn't do it ... nossir.

What's that?  Are you a free man?  Of COURSE you're a free man, don't be ridiculous.

In fact, you're so free that we, the government will make lots of choices for you.  You don't need to be making choices for yourself ... you're too busy being free.

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