"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Food Police confiscate chocolate

The American Police State  -  Transporting "evil" chocolate is now illegal in the U.S.
  • Men arrested for the crime of chocolate.
  • 60,000 chocolate eggs were seized by the government last year.
  • The Republic is dead.  Long Live the Police State. 

The Republic of George Washington and Ben Franklin is dead.
In the new American Police State two Seattle men spent more than two hours in a detention center at the Canadian border after U.S. border agents discovered chocolate eggs in their car.

Brandon Loo and Christopher Sweeney told KOMO News they decided to bring home some treats for friends and family during a recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia. They bought Kinder Eggs — chocolate eggs with a toy inside.

The two men say border guards searched their car and said the eggs are illegal in the United States because young children could choke on the small plastic toys. Importing them can lead to a potentially hefty fine.

Never mind that kids can choke on anything including dirt.  The bi-partisan Police State is created by screaming to a brainless public, "Think of the children."

Both political parties eagerly write laws and fund this stupidity.

Sweeney says one border guard said they could be fined $2,500 per egg. The pair said they could have faced a $15,000 fine.

Food Police target organic food stores

Federal Food Inspectors check the lunches of children
George Orwell would be proud.

Mike Milne with U.S. Customs and Border Protection told a Canadian paper that officers do not usually fine travelers for carrying the chocolates. Roughly 60,000 Kinder eggs were seized last year.

"Kinder eggs are prohibited just like narcotics are prohibited," he was quoted as said. "Our officers, if they encounter prohibited stuff, they're subject to seizure."
(Fox News New York)

An American Police State.
Transporting a chocolate egg is now a crime punishable with a $2,500 fine.

We are living in a nation gone mad. 
The lunatics escaped from the asylum and were elected to Congress.  The morons in the Senate and House eagerly fund these dictatorial agencies to tell everyone how to live their lives.  Both Republicans and Democrats are responsible for this nightmare.

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