Received this from Paul Hamby, Missouri Co-Coordinator of Campaign for Liberty, I thought it worth sharing.

The USDA tyrannical attack on the Dollarhite family is a story that is creating outrage across the country.

Numerous blogs and newsletters have picked up the story about massive fines for the backyard rabbit raising project. I have received more than 100 messages asking ‘what can I do?’

Read on to find out what you can do next.

The Dollarhite battle is much bigger than one family vs the USDA.

It involves jurisdiction of the USDA, state sovereignty and the 8th amendment of the US Constitution.  The 8th amendment states in essence that a punishment should fit the crime. “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”  A 93,000 fine (with 3.9 million penalty) for not having a federal paper license to raise rabbits, would be equivalent to you losing your house because you drove to the store in a car with expired license plates.  I am not implying that the Dollarhites are guilty of anything, but clearly the fine imposed by USDA is not in line with the charges.

The 8th amendment was adopted in 1791 and came directly from English law dating back into the 1600’s.  Will it be abandoned in 2011?

How often is the USDA using this intimidating strategy of excessive fines on other Americans?

Senators Blunt and McCaskill have already become involved.  Their response was in direct proportion to so many of you calling and asking them to stand up for the Dollarhite family.

One mystery to me is why the Dollarhite’s own congressman has not yet publicly commented on the USDA tyranny.   I personally called his Washington office Tuesday.  I was told that the congressman is aware of the situation but will not make a public statement because it is a private matter.   Ok, I can accept his policy of not discussing this individual case, but as a matter of policy, the congressman needs to go on record.   Congressman Billy Long and his congressional colleagues fund the USDA bureaucrats who created this policy.

Does newly elected Congressman Billy Long think federal tyranny is OK?

Does he respect the sovereignty of the state of Missouri and understand the original intent of the interstate commerce clause?

Does he believe the 8th amendment no longer applies to the constitution he took an oath to defend?

Is he just another big government Republican?

Here are 2 things you can do to make a difference for the Dollarhite family and to protect the liberty of all Americans;

1.  Call Congressman Billy Long’s office at 202.225.6536 and ask him to interpose on behalf of the Dollarhite family.  Ask the congressman to force USDA to stop intimidating Missourians.

2.   Attend a rally on Thursday June 2, asking Congressman Billy Long to stop the USDA power trip.

Congressman, silence is implied consent of federal tyranny!

For details on the rally read this message from the local patriot group;

 

From: We Are Change Branson

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Protests Resume Thursday as Dollarhite Family Faces USDA Fine for Selling Bunny Rabbits

BRANSON, Missouri (May 31, 2011) – This Thursday protesters will again gather to protest this unconstitutional action by the United State Department of Agriculture.  Last Wednesday 50 protesters rallied outside the USDA Service Center in Ozark MO in a courageous show of strength, resolve and support of the Dollarhites. This Thursday protesters will gather outside of United States Congressman Billy Long’s Springfield office.

We Are Change Branson has moved their protest from the USDA office to Billy Long’s congressional office because it has become clear that action from our elected representatives will be necessary to push the USDA to drop all fines and allegations against the Dollarhite family.

The protest will include speakers from the Feed Missouri First Coalition.

Despite Senator McCaskill joining the protesters by phone last Wednesday to assure them that this matter would be resolved and the Springfield News-Leader report that “McCaskill intervention yields deal for offender”, the USDA has not dropped the fines and allegations against the Dollarhite family, and this issue is not over. It has not been resolved.

We Are Change Branson organizer, Sam Garner said “The USDA has no jurisdiction and thus no right to fine or terrorize citizens of our great state of Missouri for sales that are completed legally within the borders and laws of the state of Missouri. We will not allow the Dollarhite family to be targeted by federal invaders who violate Missouri’s state sovereignty.  As proud citizens of the United States of America and the Sovereign State of Missouri, we are fierce in defense of our sovereignty, and we will not be tread upon.”

Protest Time and Location:

Thursday June 2nd 4:30 to 6:00 PM

Congressman Billy Long’s Springfield Office

3232 E. Ridgeview St.

Springfield, MO 65804

(p) 417.889.1800

Please call your elected representatives and let them know that you will be there on Thursday, if you can’t make it, let them know that you are upset about this situation!!

 

Billy Long: (202) 225-6536

Roy Blunt: (202) 224-5721

Clair McCaskil: (202)-224-6154

 

This story has been featured on Drudge Report, Fox News, Glenn Beck, Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government, Natural News, Bob Mccarty, and Bungalow Bills’s Conservative Wisdom Blog….. It’s only fitting that Ky3, KSPR, Kolr10, and KSGF cover this, help us get the word out.

Finally and Gratefully we request that you call the following media outlet’s and let them know about the protest…

KY3

417-268-3201

newsalerts@ky3.com

 

KSPR

417-447-0750

Switchboard 417-831-1333

news@kspr.com

 

KOLR10

417-862-6397

news@kolr10.com

 

KSGF New Talk 104.1

417-447-6397

 

Facebook Event Page

 

WeAreChangeBranson

 

 

Event Media Contact:

Michael Mikkelsen

(816) 806-9389

 

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 Thanks to Campaign for Liberty members Sam Garner and Michael Mikkelson for organizing this protest.

 
If you are not yet a member, please join us at www.campaignforliberty.com    
Contact Information

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Paul Hamby

Missouri Co-Coordinator, Campaign For Liberty

 

816 632 0602 cell   http://www.facebook.com/missouri.paul.hamby

 

 

Our mission is to promote and defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy, by means of educational and political activity.

 

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