Uncle Sam “shows” Missouri farmer, issues $90,000 fine for selling rabbits

By: Greg Halvorson

You can’t make this up.  A Missouri man, presumably trying to make a living in the era of Hope and Change, has been fined more than twice the cost of a Chevy Volt for illegally selling rabbits.  John Dollarhite says he didn’t know a federal license was required and, even if he had known, probably wouldn’t have foreseen the blindsiding of the 8th amendment by the Department of Agriculture.  To wit:


Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.


Ninety grand?  For those without a calculator, that’s the reported profit in question ($200) x 450.  Which begs another question: Why is the federal government policing Missouri’s rabbits?  The 10th amendment reads:


The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.


Is “rabbit licensing” delineated in Article. 1. Section. 8.?  It is not.  What’s delineated is  “commerce among the several States,” a concept so over-blown and absurdly extrapolated that America has become a soft tyranny.

Greg Halvorson is the creator of Soldiers Without Boots and hosts Freedom Warrior Radio on Blog Talk Radio

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