The FDA Forgot….You have No Right to Privacy in Contracts

©Doreen Hannes

When the FDA answered FTCLDF (Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund) in the interstate shipment of raw milk suit, they stated four fully repugnant things. That you have no right to, nor does your child have a right to any particular food, you have no right to bodily or physical health, that you have no right to contract, and that they are “rationally” fulfilling their public health mission. It appears that they forgot to include that you have no right to privacy or free association along with the right of contract.With the recent actions against Rawesome, sting operations against Amish farmers, and the absolute destruction of Morningland Dairy, one can only surmise that the FDA, who pulls the strings on state level equivalent agencies, forgot to specifically deny the right to freedom of association guaranteed us under the First Amendment along with many others.

As many people have been covering these continual affronts to our very right to consume food that we want to consume, I don’t feel as compelled to conduct a full review every time I find myself in the position of covering a new travesty of decency. Maybe that’s laziness in the eyes of some, but the truth is we are against the wall in this country with the most basic of human rights, and it’s too late to be nice about it any longer. If people are still unaware that food is a controlled substance, they are not likely to read this article anyway. Unfortunately, we have another assault that needs to be brought to the attention of those paying attention.

Morningland’s cheese plant has now been shut down for just over one year. They’ve been to court and have filed an appeal on the judge’s order to destroy their wealth, and were taken to court again on June 13th and found guilty on one of three Contempt of Court charges brought against them for not rolling over and dying when the Milk Board suggested they should. They had to post bond again to keep their cheese from the hands of the destroyers until the legal wrangling is complete. Now the Attorney General says they must give up the names, addresses and phone numbers of individuals who are members in their private association. Denise Dixon says she will go to jail before that happens.

At the first trial, on January 13th 2011, the principals of Morningland of the Ozarks LLC, Joseph and Denise Dixon, notified the Attorney General’s office, the Missouri Milk Board, and Judge David Dunlap (although he rec’d his notification via mail) that they had closed Morningland of the Ozarks LLC, and had formed a private membership association that they hoped to be able provide with their own cheese once this issue was resolved. In the interim, they purchased cheese from two licensed, inspected facilities and cut it and shipped it to their membership. The Dixons drove to these cheese plants (one in Wisconsin and one in Kansas) and picked the cheese up. This takes the private group completely out of the accepted realm of commerce.

In his original ruling against Morningland of the Ozarks LLC, Judge Dunlap stipulated that the LLC was the only entity involved in this action. The Attorney General’s office made no move to personally enjoin either one of the Dixons from either making or selling or cutting or wrapping or eating cheese themselves. The Dixons even applied for a tax id number as Morningland Dairy, not Morningland of the Ozarks LLC.

But that doesn’t matter. Trying to make an independent living is now illegal.

The state is the Judge. The Judge says there can be no jury. The state is the Executioner. After all, this is the land of the free the home of the brave, where agencies steal and destroy property with impunity and if we don’t like it, we can leave. That is, if we aren’t already involved in some legal imbroglio.

I digress. But only a little bit.

Judge David Dunlap ruled that Morningland of the Ozarks LLC is to turn over to the Attorney General’s office all sales records (none), all production records (none), all sanitation records (none), all bacteriological test records (none), and all sales records (again?).

Denise and Joseph Dixon produced the invoices from the companies they purchased cheese from, and also invoices with the names redacted of the people they had sent cheese to from Feb 23rd through present. This wasn’t good enough. The Missouri Attorney General’s office claims that they must have the names, addresses and phone numbers of the private membership association or there will be a $100 per day fine ascribed to a defunct entity, and a defunct private membership association for failure to produce documents. That fine assessment began on August 22nd as per a letter from the Attorney General’s office.

Joseph and Denise are ready to go to jail before they will turn the names and addresses of the association members over in this action. They mean it. They are asking the court to reconsider their ruling to divulge the members names…but there are things that have to be clarified before they go to jail.

These things make no sense to me in the legal realm of this case. We are dealing with four entities. One is the subject of legal action, that being Morningland of the Ozarks LLC (d/b/a Morningland Dairy). One is Morningland Dairy, the private membership association. The other two are scripturally one, being Joseph and Denise Dixon. The Court, and the Attorney General’s office have stated repeatedly that Morningland of the Ozarks LLC is the only entity involved in this legal action. However, they are comfortable finding a defunct entity, with no income or production, to be in contempt. They are also comfortable with forcing a private association to disclose their membership list in conjunction with a legal proceeding against a separate entity and with requiring the procurement of production records from other entities over which they have no jurisdiction.

If the logic employed by the Missouri Attorney General’s office and Judge Dunlap of Howell County Circuit Court is to apply to all of us (as it will if all of this is upheld), should you purchase some male performance enhancement herbs from anyone, and one of their suppliers is involved in a dispute with say the FDA, then the FDA will have the right to know that you bought such a product, and maybe they will even call you to find out how it worked for you.

Pleasant thought, isn’t it?

The AG’s office makes no bones about their assertion that the Dixons formed their private membership association solely to engage in unlawful activity. They think the Dixons are such hard nosed criminals that they are flaunting the law by letting the Milk Board, the Court and the AG’s office know that they are running a private association under the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the US Constitution. Obviously, the Dixons are criminal because they believe they have the right to provide people with food that the people want and to try to make some money to pay for the electricity to continue to hold their arrested cheese for the inevitable destruction. In the Missouri Attorney General’s eyes, there can be no chance that the Dixons simply want to do what they have been dedicated to doing all along…..Provide living food to living people who share their continued interest in, ummm, living.

I guess we need permission for that now.


18 responses to “The FDA Forgot….You have No Right to Privacy in Contracts

  1. Okay, what’s next?

    Do we go all Anonymous on this? Do we show up en masse at the Mook Board, or on Chris Koster’s doorstep?

    I’m open for suggestions, and willing to do whatever time, geography, and funds will allow.

  2. Welcome to Amerika…

    Viva la Revolucion!

  3. The absolute destruction of others happened during this same time frame, we are one of them. Many more “raw milk” cheesemakers or producers are still in business but harassed, exhausted, and fearful as a result of government tyranny. I have witnessed gross injustice and outright lies myself- please, please, PLEASE!! America this is a time to wake up! This is not a “food safety” issue!!! Do you really, seriously, think that the government cares about your life and health? In the light of GMO’s, flouridation, mandatory vacs. etc. I would suggest that corporate interests are running the show, and that greed and ignorance are reigning here!

    • Vaccines are mandatory for a good reason, the safety of those who would be infected and those who have to assist in paying for the treatment of those who become ill as a result. Is it not the a corporation which is promoting the product in question? Do you know why? The individuals are somewhat protected from litigation resulting from adverse effects by forming a corporation such as Morningland Dairy or Morningland of the Ozarks LLC … or Limited Liability Corporation.

      • Vaccines? Oh gosh, I sure do miss the good old days when one kid in school got chicken pox and all us other mothers would take our kids over there to spend the night, nose to nose rubbing required. It was so much simpler then, when we didn’t have to worry about WHAT THEY ARE PUTTING IN THE VACCINES. ahem.

      • They are not putting anything in vaccines like some claim based on false information and the attempt to set up litigation through made up research.

        I suppose the 90 some chickenpox deaths prevented in the US each year would be worth the “freedom” to allow viral diseases to continue.

        Chickenpox vaccine has dramatically cut deaths from the disease, especially in children, says a new government study proclaiming an important public health victory.
        Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that chickenpox deaths fell from an average of 105 per year to 14 after the vaccine had been available for a dozen years.

        Deaths declined in all age groups, but the drop was most significant among children.

      • I know this is going to sound harsh, as often the truth is, but everyone is going to die. I’ve had people die in my family, sure I grieved, but I also accept the fact that all are going to die. Ninety deaths a year from chicken pox is nothing compared to how many babies are aborted each year. According to one site I just looked at there are some 3700 abortions per day in the US.

        You want to talk about Gardasil? There were 64 deaths just this year.

        Never mind though…the real question is this: where will you spend eternity?


        As of June 22, 2011 there have been a total 68 VAERS reports of death among those who have received Gardasil® . There were 54 reports among females, 3 were among males, and 11 were reports of unknown gender. Thirty two of the total death reports have been confirmed and 36 remain unconfirmed due to no identifiable patient information in the report such as a name and contact information to confirm the report. A death report is confirmed (verified) after a medical doctor reviews the report and any associated records. In the 32 reports confirmed, there was no unusual pattern or clustering to the deaths that would suggest that they were caused by the vaccine and some reports indicated a cause of death unrelated to vaccination

  4. People in Missouri should be rising up in fury over what this AG, judge, ect. are doing – what’s wrong with them up there?? AG’s, judges, etc. should be held accountable for their actions just as much as anyone else. This sounds like something that would be happening in a socialist state like Arkansas – not Missouri! I put this link on my facebook – hope everyone else also does what they can to get out the word about this nightmare. As I told my “friends”, This DOES affect YOU. Food – a controlled substance. People just aren’t getting that understanding yet. It’s making me rethink my stand on plants like marijuana, etc. Maybe we shouldn’t be “controlling” them, either! It leads to places we don’t want to go…

  5. The only thing to do is bow to the king. King Jesusis the king I speak of and then ask all your people to pray the 23 Psalm on all the ungodly. Make sure that the ungodly know what you are doing. I will do that for you right now. Good luck and God bless you and others like you that are in the same kind of gov vice.

    Gene W

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  7. It seems history is easily forgotten. The problems with milk product prior to safety standards were the reason the standards came into being. Just because someone decides they are not needed now because the problem is controlled ignores the fact the problem can return quickly and people can be injured or killed by the “good intentions” of others.

    • History has not been forgotten. Do you believe that George Washington marched his men bloody footed through the snows of Valley Forge just so that we would have to have permission to drink raw milk, to make raw cheese, to grow veggie gardens in our front yards, and other such onerous activities? I think not. And as it happens I know a great deal about the history of dairy, and one of the main reasons pasteurization came into being was for dirty milk being supplied by dirty farmers.

      I was going to write much more but I’ve realized that it won’t make much difference if I bury you with words, Wayne. You aren’t going to understand.

      • You do not need permission to drink raw milk, but you do need it to sell raw milk, which is significantly different. Yes contaminated milk was a problem and can easily become one again since bacteria is invisible and can be on something which looks clean.

        I do understand the facts of the matter can get lost in the hypebole.

  8. I just got an idea. What if we all buy some of the Dixon’s cheese and then turn our names volutarily into the FDA, Organic Milk Board etc, etc, and overwhelm them with the work of arresting us all. Ha Ha, but I am really serious. All of your replies are GREAT and some even very funny like Psalm 109:8. Got me laughing. JUST WAIT THE DVD FARMAGEDDON’S DEBUT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER.

  9. lack of food and water is the goal of the new world order.they want a reduction in the world population.the large world wide corps all are part of this satanic nightmare,control is their game. solar energy to produce water for farming & drinking is available. the solar system produces all the water in use today. the adverse weather is man made,a study of the above on the net is advised. logic & thinking will help,do not take my word for it. take some time &do some research for your kids sake. how about the continual wars world wide by the us,why? who will be the next country to be invaded by the us? iran,syria,jordan or saudia arabia.within in a short time watch. seems no one cares.

  10. Bull f’ing Shite….If the State of Missouri is in on this tyranny and precluding nullification then they leave us only the cartridge box. It seems as sure as the sun rises in the east that they are going to bring this on to themselves.

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