Herbal_Remedies : Message: Salatin on GMOs
"...Perhaps no other violation of basic Americanism and personal autonomy could be more flagrant than the blatant trespass of patented, owned life form slaves promiscuously crossing fences and impregnating a neighbor's living beings. That these are plants and not people or animals makes no difference: fundamental human rights demand security in one's person and property within due process, that the neighbor's fist ends at my nose, that property is the expression of opportunity.
Every district attorney in America is guilty of dereliction of duty by not prosecuting these life form owners of trespass. If their bull came onto my property, they would be liable. If their chickens scratched out my flower beds, they would be liable. If their partying interfered with my napping, they would be liable. But their beings may trespass, promiscuously and with impunity, conduct sexual orgies with my open-sourced and heritage-domained beings, and not only are they not liable; I must pay a fee for the privilege of being impregnated by their genetic studs.
It's the most outrageous and evil, arrogant and tyrannical thinking possible, and the American judicial system, from courts to prosecutors to the sheriff's department, are complicit. If someone invented and patented a car part that jumped off their car in a parking lot and scratched my car parked in the adjoining space, the police would arrest that patent owner for trespass. And that's simply a machine, not life, not living beings.
If basic common law jurisprudence dating back to the Ten Commandments, to the Magna Carta, were applied in this case, we wouldn't need labeling laws. We wouldn't need to seek redress at our expense. The reason for government is to encourage righteousness and discourage evil. Today's America has flipped this justification on its head and instead encourages evil and discourages righteousness. This is not big versus small, innovation versus traditionalism, or public versus private. This is as simple and basic as the notion that a neighbor who comes over and trashes my flower garden is wrong and should be punished.
No amount of corporate posturing, free market cultism, libertarian (and you know I'm a libertarian) apologetics, ortechnology worship can justify a neighbor trashing my flower garden. It just ain't right. Folks, this ain't normal..."