[vaccinfo at bigpond.com: Brave California Police Save Town From Man Selling Veggies] - human rights at their most basic

'Zenaan Harkness' zen at freedbms.net
Mon Jun 5 05:01:53 PDT 2017

Take your safety over freedom, and our rights, freedom and safety
disappears. Thugs with guns proclaim to protect you from yourself,
since you failed to buy a license from the state, to exercise your
freedom, and "protect" you. From yourself. And others. Since you did
not pay for your freedom.

	Kneel, slave!!

Germans: deny your holohoax.

Californians and New Zealanders: sell some veggies.

Everyone: drive on a public road.

Better yet, Gandhi the masses into denying, selling, driving with

Good luck fellow humans,

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From: Bronwyn Hancock <vaccinfo at bigpond.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2017 21:47:58 +1000
Subject: Brave California Police Save Town From Man Selling Veggies


Brave Police Save Town From Man Selling Veggies

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by TDB <http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tdb>  

Jun 4, 2017 8:26 AM 

It is the simplest, most basic aspect of life: you need food, so you grow
some vegetables. If you have extra you sell them on a street corner to your
neighbors, and if you live in California you get arrested for it.

Licensing is when the government takes a right from you, and sells it back.
This California man failed to purchase his rights back from the state.

But the poor police had pictures taken of them while arresting the man, and
now they are hearing from the public about their unjust actions.

The Sheriff's Department of Alameda County Florida
ithout-a-permit-in-police-state-usa.html> responded on Facebook to the
public outrage, including thousands of criticisms posted to their Facebook

Selling food on street corners violates county ordinances and public health
codes. Persistent street vending harms local businesses, especially small,
start-up food vendors.

There you have it, from the horse's mouth in plain black and white: the
point of licenses is protection. You pay to play, if you don't pay off the
city and county, they will send their hired thugs to rough you up and demand
the protection money.

It harms local businesses: apparently it is the government's job to make
sure there is no competition for certain businesses. God forbid the consumer
has a choice.

And why isn't this guy's produce selling operation considered a small,
start-up street vendor?

Simple because he didn't pay for his rights.

Yet the Ninth Amendment in the Bill of Rights says, "The enumeration in the
Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage
others retained by the people."

And the 24th Amendment outlawed the poll tax, saying the right to vote had
been abridged by charging citizens money in order to exercise that right.

Both of these amendments suggest that licensing-charging money for doing a
normal activity, having to pay just to live your life-is one method of
denying a person's rights.

 <https://www.progress.org/articles/rights-and-privileges> And two Supreme
Court cases affirm this:

In Murdock v. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105 (1943), the Supreme Court stated
that a law requiring solicitors to purchase a license was an
unconstitutional tax on the Jehovah's Witnesses' right to freely exercise
their religion. The Court ruled that "The state cannot and does not have the
power to license, nor tax, a Right guaranteed to the people," and "No state
shall convert a liberty into a license, and charge a fee therefore."

In another case, the Court ruled similarly, that "If the State converts a
right (liberty) into a privilege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee
and engage in the right (liberty) with impunity." (Shuttlesworth v. City of
Birmingham, Alabama, 373 U.S. 262).

Earning money, engaging in basic trade, selling the excess of your labor all
falls under the category of natural rights, the pursuit of happiness,
liberty or whatever you want to call it. The government has no business
arresting someone for selling vegetables.

So the county has their pieces of paper that say he cannot sell without a
license, and he has different pieces of paper that say he can. No one
bothers to think about what is right, especially the police "just doing
their jobs."

The police don't make the rules, they just enforce them. So at what point
will a law become too unjust to enforce? At what point does a cop quit his
job, because he is the agent of injustice? That is such a stupid attempt to
absolve oneself of responsibility.

A police officer is an individual who can choose to do evil or not. Doing
injustice to fellow human beings for a salary doesn't make it any better.
Following the orders of politicians doesn't make a cop's actions peaceful.
Throwing people in cages for selling vegetables is a terrible thing to do as
one individual to another, and one should not hide behind a badge, uniform,
department, or politician while being a bad person.

Let's look at the rest of the excuse given by the Sheriff's Department.

Selling food on street corners. poses certain health risks such as E. coli
and other food borne illnesses.

Okay, getting a license doesn't stop E. coli. There have been plenty of
outbreaks in licensed food, as well as government-owned water supplies. This
is simply a justification given for extortion. The government isn't testing
every veggie, and they aren't watching every restaurant employee to make
sure they wash their hands before returning to work-even if they make the
restaurant hang the sign.

The Sheriff's office continued:

In addition, illegal vending causes traffic safety issues and vendors are
sometimes the target of street robberies.

Ah, there you go! The police arrested the man to help him and protect him.
They defacto robbed him (the costs of going through the legal system, as
well as lost veggies, and lost revenue) in order to protect him from being

And they will just throw in a "traffic safety issue" for good measure. That
farmstand is much more distracting than blinding blue lights flashed all
over the city whenever someone is going 5 mph over the speed limit.

(On a side note, have you ever thought about how much more dangerous it is
to be parked on the side of a highway after being pulled over, versus going
80 or even 90 miles per hour with the traffic?)

The whole situation is just absurd. We don't need police running around
arresting vegetable vendors-we don't even need them arresting drug dealers!

If the police would focus on solving the millions of rapes which they never
investigate, or perhaps the 39% of murders that never get cleared, maybe
their Facebook pages wouldn't be bombarded by angry citizens as often.

The clear answer is to continue to resist and engage in your highly illegal
selling of vegetables, and anything else, regardless of what the law says.
Support the illegal farmstand on the roadside, and engage in gray and black
markets with your community.

Support the illegal farmstand on the roadside, and engage in gray and black
markets with your community.

In fact, a fun activity of resistance is to actively seek out opportunities
to engage in unlicensed vending and trade. This strengthens the undocumented

The raw milk in my cereal was sold to me illegally, which makes it that much
more delicious.

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