While Americans across the country have entered the political game to save our country, moving that proverbial ball of freedom towards the end zone, we've been sacked. Blindsided. We've been so focused on legislative elections (and rightly so) that most Americans don't even know they've been hit - and hit hard.
But not by some big, burly monster like voter fraud or corruption. No, we've been knocked flat by the ignorance of the conservative electorate and cute little puppies licking our stunned, what-the-heck-just-happened faces.
Well, I'll tell you what just happened.
It's called the Humane Society of the United States cowardly hiding behind animal cruelty, lying to our citizens and taking our constitutional rights away - one state at a time.
This radical animal rights organization (HSUS), who spends less than 0.5% of its $100M + budget on actually helping animals, is using the referendum process to slowly, systematically eliminate food production in the United States.
In California, HSUS has decimated the egg industry forcing chicken farmers out of business and consumers to buy imported eggs. In Florida, for all intents and purposes, HSUS eliminated the pork industry. (Wondering why pork prices are going sky high?) They've also crippled numerous other agribusinesses - dragging connected industries down with them.
This November, HSUS is after the dog breeding industry in Missouri calling the bill the "Puppy Cruelty Prevention Act". Great name. I mean who wouldn't want to keep someone from being cruel to a puppy? The problem is Missouri already HAS laws protecting animals - all animals. So what's the real agenda?
Simply to get rid of ALL dog breeding in Missouri - the unlicensed AND licensed breeders. Missouri's Proposition B makes it a "crime of cruelty" for a piece of dog food to be in a water bowl or for a dog breeder to treat their own pet if they become ill (even with something as simple as a cold). To add insult to injury, HSUS has exempted themselves and shelters from these same laws. Apparently, they're allowed to be cruel, but no one else is. (No folks, I don't make this stuff up.)
This would almost be comical if it weren't for the OTHER, more insidious parts of this bill that hit at the very core of our liberties. This bill forces breeders to limit the number of dogs they can own - regardless of care. Think about this a minute . . . . Should the government have the right to limit the number of houses a realtor can sell? Or the number of cattle a rancher can raise?
These new regulations will put almost every breeder in Missouri out of business forcing the price of dogs to sky rocket and allowing pet ownership only for the very wealthy. But this bill is just a stepping stone. HSUS eventually wants to extend this law to ALL animals. Their idea of utopia is a United States with NO animal ownership; NO meat to eat; NO pets; NO hunting; NO fishing; NO service animals. If chicken farmers would be forced to own no more than 50 chickens they could no longer afford to stay in business. The same will hold true with hog farmers and cattle ranchers. Eventually, agri-business will be forced to go over seas, just as our manufacturing and tech industries.
But even the extinction of our food industry isn't the scariest part of this whacko liberal agenda. A law is only as good as it's enforced. And HSUS is happy to fill the void. HSUS has now become the self-appointed law enforcement of the animal world. In some states, HSUS employees are running around with guns and police-like badges breaking down doors, confiscating animals and business papers, and obtaining warrants with false information. Lawsuits are cropping up against HSUS, sheriffs and governments for blatant violations of the most basic of constitutional rights.
Enough is enough. We have to draw the line and hold these radical animal rights activists back. The battle this year is in Missouri. If we do not all enlist and soundly defeat this deceptive bill, you can expect your state to be next.