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Register Your Garden with the Government.

Written by Gary North on August 15, 2012

A trial balloon was recently floated in the state of Utah. The government wants residents to register their gardens with the state. This is from the state’s website.

How much food do we produce in Utah? Registering 10,000 gardens is an opportunity to find that answer as well as display our agricultural heritage. This challenge shows our state residents connection to the land. We impart self-sufficiency and take pride in our community. Whether you grow a tomato in a pot, a row in a community garden, have backyard gardens, a CSA or working fruit and vegetable farm, we want to hear from you because you are an important resource as a food producer.

Is this Agenda 21 in action? Is this the first step in tomato confiscation? Or is it one more example of salaried bureaucrats who think that they need to know everything, since the government has taken on some of the attributes of God, but has not quite gotten all the way to omniscience? “We’re working on it.”

If the government cannot get to omniscience, how can it achieve omnipotence? These things take time and careful planning.

If the government were not allowed to gather statistics, it could not plausibly claim to be able to plan the economy. Murray Rothbard made this point over 50 years ago. It remains valid.

Governments rarely do anything with these statistics, but the fact that governments have them is part of a mindset. This mindset says that government bureaucrats are capable of efficient central planning. The would-be planners have an insatiable lust for statistics.

If your state asks you to register your garden, will you do it?

I plan to abstain.

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20 thoughts on “Register Your Garden with the Government.

  1. And next year you will get a TAX BILL for the value of the produce you have grown!

  2. libbylindy says:

    The next move, if you don't report your personal gardens, will be for your neighbors to report your garden – what you have, how much you have, what you do with what you have. Then when the nanny state takes over your food consumption because you must eat only what they prescribe, they can confiscate your garden or fine you for producing what they do not allow under their rule. This is the first of many steps to control the individual, and do not let their sweet words of commendation fool you into believing this is a positive. Beware Big Brother. What most likely will happen is that you will be taxed on food that you produce because you see, you didn't pay taxes on it like you would have if you bought it in your supermarket. That is their sick rationale. However, to begin with, it will look very innocent – even a really positive thing – a means to show you as a good citizen. However, beware wolves in sheep's clothing. Don't participate in their registration.

  3. NO Hell NO…..seriously?……and some of you want to vote for this administration again?……you gots to be nuts…you may want to finally take the time to read about past history….maybe that might wake you up…..

  4. Government run a-muck is the consequence of the constitutional framer's nowhere expressly establishing the government upon Yahweh's immutable moral standard as codified in His commandments, statutes, and judgments. Consequently, our only hope in overcoming the wicked offspring of the framer's failure is for Christians to do everything in their power to help return our people individually to their God via His Son's blood atoning sacrifice and resurrection from the grave and society to His perfect law and altogether righteous judgments.

    For more, see "Law and Kingdom: Their Relevance Under the New Covenant" at http://www.missiontoisrael.org/law-kingdom.php. Also don't miss our Constitution Survey in the right-hand column by which you can receive a free copy of the 85-page "Primer" of "Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective."

  5. He who controls the food supply and the medical care has complete control of your life. We have government health insurance and government farm subsidies and now they want control over food grown only for your family. They are worried you may become independent of the government and they will lose control over you.

  6. government has gone completely berserk, more so since what's it's face entered our oval office illegally

  7. As we stray further & further from our Creator's Laws & Commandments, in favor of man's (can you say "Constitution" and state & federal statutes?), we come, by default, under man's heavy yoke! "For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light" Matthew 11:30. Additionally, since we have rejected God (Yahweh), He will reject us!

    "And YAHWEH said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them." 1 Samuel 8:7 and all of that chapter.

  8. I'm hoping the people will come to their senses in November and get rid of the present administration and no I will not report my garden output.

  9. " NUFFSAID " says:

    If anyone is fool enough to register there garden under the pretense of accouting for the growing of food , then they should pay the consequenses. It is only a way of controlling individuals in there homes. The F D A will be out to close you down , shortly.

  10. This is just too scary for words. The only reason any govt (local, state, federal) would want to know who has gardens, chickens, etc is to be able to tax your "income" from these same items and/or confiscate them for "the good of the poor". This happened in communist Russia when the govt came to owners of large homes and forced them to house those who "needed" housing.
    Not only NO but a resounding HELL NO should be everyone's answer to this option! But how long will it be an "option"??

  11. How true! May Yahweh help our people to repent before we fall off the precipice America finds herself teetering.

  12. I totally agree. There is already a rule on the books regarding this I believe. They are already taxing you on any yard sales you have! We are being taxed to death. Oh and in nobamacare, after Jan 1, if you sell your home you will have to pay a
    3.8 percent tax…so much for no tax increases on the middle class. I do not plan on registering anything with the govt!

  13. Seminole Katz says:

    Wouldn't this information " help " identify you as a person of suspicion or maybe a terrorist, by the "new" definition ?

    Strike 1 = Home gardener – producing unauthorized food and not paying taxes on the produce.
    Strike 2 = Protects garden – uses a pellet gun or rifle to shoot rabbits invading the garden. ( Maybe eating the Rabbit ! )
    Strike 3 = Freezes or cans food produced in the garden. Hoarding Food.

  14. In Texas I received a huge, detailed questionnaire about my farm. When I refused to send it in, I received a warning telling me it was against the law not to answer! I don't like this at all!

  15. When they find out how big your garden is and how much you produce, they'll require you to share with your neighbor who does nothing to water, weed, or harvest it. Because you're certainly greedy if you eat it all yourself.

  16. You are cutting into the profits of the government-subsidized food growers if you have a garden. This is Bastiat's Candlemaker's Petition, 21st Century style. Also, it seems as though the tax payers could out-smart the government a decade ago. When one food got expensive, we bought the cheaper stuff. Now nothing is inexpensive, not even organic non-GMO seeds for a garden.

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