[UPDATE: Cory Heidelberger said this: "Predictably, Powers tries to dodge the meaning of his words, calling his use of "liberal" and his question about urban chickens "innocuous," calling names, and avoiding the main point of the conservative merits of urban chickens. Bawk bawk!"
Cory, the chicken is on you: you just deleted the comment I left in response to your chicken post. And why don't you just go over the the War College and face Pat Powers directly? You chicken?]
Pat Powers said this about Dakota Rural Action's "Sustainable Stories":
Liberal Ag group Dakota Rural Action is going across South Dakota preaching the gospel of bringing chickens into urban neighborhoods.
Cory Heidelberger responds with this:
I join some of Powers's commenters in asking what's so "liberal" about promoting homegrown food? Conservatives ought to be all about encouraging people to provide for their own needs. Conservatives ought to be all about leaving people free to eat food that they've grown themselves without interference from government. Conservatives ought to be all about allowing people leaving people free to use their own property for the economic purposes they see fit. In the case of urban chickens and other homegrown and locally grown food, Dakota Rural Action sounds more conservative than Dakota War College.
This is typical left-wing propaganda that the totalitarian teacher uses to deceive his readers. The liberal chicken has blocked me from his web site because he does not want the truth to be told to his victims. This issue for conservatives is not that homegrown food is bad, we support it and want it. We have a problem with big government telling us how and where we can grow it. The statement "without interference form governemnt" is a lie. For example in November 2009 I busted Dakota Rural Action for supporting Cap & Trade:
The Argus Leader has a report on a South Dakotan going to Copenhagen where a treaty that will destroy America's Sovereignty will be offered up to the New World Order:
Jamie Horter is in love with the world - it's an infatuation on a molecular level, the adoration for the overall masterpiece.
In less than a month, the Augustana College senior - she's a dual major in chemistry and art - will travel to Copenhagen, Denmark, to be part of the United Nations Climate Change Conference. As a member of the Will Steger Foundation's Expedition Copenhagen delegation, she will attend meetings and then disseminate information about what climate change will mean to South Dakotans.
Here is more on Horter:
Enter Horter, summer intern at the Sioux Falls Green Project, president of Augustana's Green Group and a member of the Augustana Coalition for Social Justice, the Sioux Falls Transportation Committee and Trash Initiative Focus Group.
"Social Justice" is the label used by today's Progressive Movement:
Incidentally, one of the 20th century's most well-known progressives was a republican. But there is little irony in this, since Theodore Roosevelt earned the progressive badge for the values driving his politics, not the party affiliation backing his name. Among his numerous accomplishments as president (1901 to 1909), he allocated some 230,000,000 acres of federal land for national parks, nature reserves and public monuments; fought to regulate the power of corporations; dismantled corrupt trusts; backed labor unions, railroad regulation, food and drug reform; and advocated national health insurance. On the national level, the history of the progressive movement----an ethos that nurtured environmentalism, worker and voter rights, women's suffrage and a concept of social justice still with us today----begins with Roosevelt in the first decade of the 20th century.
And the tie in to the Dakota Rural Action organization:
While in Copenhagen, Horter's area of interest will be environmental justice. To help her navigate the complexities of the issues, she's been paired with a mentor, Frank James, director of Dakota Rural Action in Brookings. While in Denmark, Horter will converse with James via e-mail.
James said it is important for her, and all South Dakotans, to understand that climate legislation is important to the state, the nation and the world.
I had suspicions about Dakota Rural Action, but now we have proof that they are not a rural South Dakota organization, but part of the radical far-left Progressive Movement.
The totalitarian teacher did not like that, so here is a follow up:
Dakota Rural Action fights for landowner rights against TransCanada. Jamie Horter grew up on a Bristol, SD, farm. Can you please get off the "everyone is the enemy!" jag? Dakota Rural Action members are as South Dakotan as you are.
I was on the same side, with Dakota Rural Action and the Sierra Club, of the TransCanda issue in Pierre, but for different reasons. My reason was for property rights of the individual. The other two groups were concered about the environment. And the environmental extremist view runs counter to indivdual property rights.
Cory also needs to understand that the climate change agenda includes Cap & Tax legislation that will aid Big-Ag, and hurt the small farmer. The small guy will pay more for energy, but will not have the resources to implement the expensive envionmental programs that will provide tax credits. The big corporate operators will have the resources to implement and benefit from the green programs. Again we have big governemnt helping big corpoate entities with what the Marxist left calls corporate welfare. It is ironic that Cory opposes big corporate capitalism, but his Progressive agenda aids them while the small guy has barriers to entry into what should be a free-market form of capitalism. The Progressive left's confusion is their equating free-market capitalism with corporate welfare. They are not the same, but in fact big-government policies destroy free-markets and that gives advantages to big corporate greedy operators.
Jamie Horter, the small family farm girl has no lobbyist, but Jamie Horter, the environmental activist, has plenty of lobbyists...including Dakota Rural Action. Their agenda will destroy more small family farms.
Since then, my attempts to further explain how communitarianism works has fallen on a closed minded school teacher who is drunk on the New Age Kool Aid. Yes, Cory is OK with growing chickens, but only if we follow the rules and laws established by local city ordinances. What Cory does not understand is that these "sustainable stories" and city ordinances are part of the Agenda 21 movement and ICLEI. And the reason I am on the outside looking into the SDGOP tent is because I am exposing their role in the communitarian agenda.