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Detailed story: FDA’s persecution of Samuel Girod.

First, please sign and share the petition here: bit.ly/freeamishsam. For a condensed version, click here. This post explains the Girod indictment. Donate to Sam’s legal fees here. Feel free to copy and use as you like. Click here to download a printed petition for anyone not online, then email or mail to me here. Let’s be clear about a couple of pertinent facts: 1. The FDA made up arbitrary rules, . . . → Read More

The Trial: FDA v Samuel Girod Day 1

Editor’s note: This was written by a friend who was at the trial yesterday. Complete story here. Of all of the bullshit federal cases, this ranks among the bullshittiest. The first couple of hours on Monday were jury selection. There seemed to be 50-80 potential jurors. They filed into the court, and back out, and back in, and back out, and back in, and back out, and back in. They finally seated a jury, 12 jurors and two alternates, eight women and six men. I . . . → Read More

What You Can Do to FREE KY Amish farmer Samuel Girod

First, please sign and share the petition here: bit.ly/freeamishsam. The Backstory The FDA is trying to put KY Amish farmer Sam Girod in jail for 58 YEARS for charges stemming from a labeling infraction on an herbal salve he’s made for almost 20 years. Entire story here. What You Can Do 1. Sign and share this petition: http://bit.ly/freeamishsam. 2. Support Sheriff Richard Mack’s efforts to secure a presidential pardon. 3. Email President . . . → Read More

Samuel Girod Indictment Explained

I know it sounds like I made up a terribly inflammatory headline… but it’s not JUST inflammatory. It’s true, the Girod indictment is below. This post explains the Girod indictment. For a condensed version of the story, click here. For a more detailed version plus links to documents, click here. Sam’s indictment is long because the gov likes to pad the bill so the defendant will be terrified into taking a plea. A plea is a win for the gov and . . . → Read More

Response to the Louisville Metro Council’s Assault on Police Chief Conrad

Here’s the article outlining the assault. Er, meeting. The short video at the top of the article is informative. THE PROBLEM: Violence in Louisville neighborhoods. Dear Louisville citizens, LOOK OUT. Your Metro Council just instructed your police chief to give his cops free rein. Let’s start with Chief Conrad’s fantastic and noteworthy response: “I do support [my officers]. I do have their back. That said, I have a long list of expectations. They will treat people right. They will treat people with respect. They will . . . → Read More

Hello, my name is Peggy. I live in Kentucky and I use medical Cannabis.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I heard Peggy’s story at a recent townhall meeting. I asked if she would share her Kentucky medical Cannabis story here and she said yes without hesitation. She knows the risks, but, as Peggy pointed out, if people aren’t willing to stand up and show Kentucky’s legislators that #cannabisismedicine with tremendous benefits and no side effects, things will never change. I was diagnosed with stage 3 invasive ductal carcinoma on July 1, 2013. As recommended by my doctor, I had the left breast removed. I wanted the . . . → Read More

LETTER: Guard Your Constitutional 2nd Amendment Rights

Dear Editor: Let’s consider some actual facts on “Gun Violence” in the US: In an interview with anti-gun Carol Costello on CNN’s Newsroom, the Executive Director for Gun Owners of America, Mr. Erich Pratt, presented some critical facts few people ever think about or are ever aware of. (Ms. Costello had attacked gun ownership based on “stunning numbers from the CDC”). Here are some of Mr. Pratt’s responses: 1. To her erroneous claim attributed to the CDC that “more than 33,000 people die from firearms every single . . . → Read More

Kentucky Midwives: the Trouble with Begging for Regulation

The Kentucky Home Birth Coalition (KHBC) is working to pass a law regulating and licensing Kentucky midwives. Here is a Youtube presentation on the proposed Kentucky midwifery bill. Here is the KHBC’s website. At yesterday’s Take Back Kentucky meeting, Mary Kathryn DeLodder of KHBC and I presented our opposing views. The bottom line is that, while we agree on the problems currently plaguing the midwifery situation here in KY, we strongly disagree on the solution. SUMMARY Midwifery was “legalized” in Kentucky in 1954, . . . → Read More