Saturday, March 21, 2009

Fighting the NAIS Battle

I think one of the best things that could happen in the fight against the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is that consumers would become as outraged as the small farmers are across the country. I admit that to the average consumer something like the NAIS probably sounds like an idea that is best for everybody, but if you dig down deep it to what the system really entails you will find that is far from the truth. To that end I asked my friend, Michael Y. Park, over at the Epi-Log if he could do a post on the NAIS.

I think he came up with an excellent and very informational post on the subect, and the comments afterwards are equally interesting. Take the link above to check out his post and whenever you come across some good NAIS information pass it along!


Anonymous said...

In my reading as of late I thought it interesting the parallels between (NAIS) agenda and some of the proposed ( Legislation. The fact is there is no replacement a society’s character. The blind pursuit and accumulation of information without wisdom is not only foolish but may be our folly as a nation and the fruition of the information age. That said, it paints a bleak picture for the future and not one that I had hoped to pass on to my children.

Keep up the good fight

30 ILCS 105/5.708 new

Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the Regulated Firearms Encoded Ammunition Act and amends the State Finance Act. Provides that a manufacturer of ammunition for handguns and certain specified assault weapons sold in this State after January 1, 2009 must encode the ammunition in such a manner that the Director of State Police establishes. Provides that ammunition contained in one ammunition box may not be labeled with the same serial number as the ammunition contained in any other ammunition box from the same manufacturer. Provides that on or before January 1, 2011, an owner of ammunition for use in a regulated firearm that is not encoded by the manufacturer shall dispose of the ammunition. Provides that beginning on January 1, 2009, the Director of State Police shall establish and maintain an encoded ammunition database. Creates the Ammunition Accountability Fund as a special fund in the State treasury. Provides that subject to appropriation, the Department of State Police may use moneys from the Fund to establish and maintain the encoded ammunition database. Provides that beginning January 1, 2009, each person selling encoded ammunition at retail in this State shall collect from retail customers a fee of $0.05 for each round that is sold and delivered in this State. Establishes civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Regulated Firearms Encoded Ammunition Act. Effective January 1, 2009.

DanielRSeedorf said...

The word needs to be spread! NAIS is only one of the ways our government is increasing in size and power. They have fooled people into believing that it is for their own good and protection. Check out this website A very informative document can be found at

Yeoman said...

Those following NAIS should be aware that in hearings held in the past month or so, current Administration representatives have indicated to Congress they feel the system should be made mandatory. Oddly, this came up in terms of budgeting, but the recommendation is there none the less.

Yeoman said...

"The fact is there is no replacement a society’s character."

Indeed, while I am far from a libertarian, and do believe that the government needs to act in some areas, I'd add that not only is there no replacement for character, there is no replacement for individual responsibility.

I'm sometimes amazed the extent to which we've become a nanny state over my lifetime. To give a bad example, take school lunches. My kids' grade school serves lunches every day. You have to buy them, unless the parents don't have the means. There's a school breakfast program also, for parents deemed to poor to take care of feeding their kids' breakfast.

Granted, there's a Christian duty to feed the poor. But what amazes me is that, when I was a kid, there was none of this. Parents were expected to send their kids to school fed, and to pack a lunch with them. No parent, rich or poor, would have considered it to be the obligation of the state to do anything of this type.

My how things have changed. The school district and state is feeding children, insuring children, and busing them for trips less than two miles long. And that's in edition to their stated mission of educating them.

This would seemingly be unconnected, but every time the state takes over the role of some people in some common task, it makes all that much more of an incompetent ward.

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