Uncle Sam â€œshowsâ€ Missouri farmer, issues $90,000 fine for selling rabbits
By: Greg Halvorson
You canâ€™t make this up.Â 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.Â John Dollarhite says he didnâ€™t know a federal license was required and, even if he had known, probably wouldnâ€™t have foreseen the blindsiding of the 8th amendment by the Department of Agriculture.Â To wit:
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.
Ninety grand?Â For those without a calculator, thatâ€™s the reported profit in question ($200) x 450.Â Which begs another question: Why is the federal government policing Missouriâ€™s rabbits?Â 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 â€œrabbit licensingâ€ delineated in Article. 1. Section. 8.?Â It is not.Â Whatâ€™s delineated isÂ â€œcommerce among the several States,â€ a concept so over-blown and absurdly extrapolated that America has become a soft tyranny.