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Arrogant Virginia County Politicians Smashed by New State Law to Silence Them

Posted on July 15, 2014

PARIS, VA—July 1, 2014—The bill, HB 268 (SB 51), becomes law in Virginia today, protecting certain activities at agricultural operations from local regulation. This statewide non-partisan legislation was driven by grassroots organizations and individuals in the thousands across the Commonwealth and is one of the first bills signed into law by Governor Terry McAuliffe.

The bill becoming law marks the latest chapter in a controversy that attracted nationwide attention in 2012 when the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors forced family farmer Martha Boneta to cease selling produce from her own 64-acre farm. No longer allowed to sell the vegetables she had harvested, Boneta donated the food to local charities lest it go to waste.

Boneta is a member of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), which offered her legal aid during the crisis. She is a keynote speaker at the FTCLDF 2014 Food Freedom Fest in September, along with Joel Salatin, another farmer who worked alongside her on this bill.

Fauquier County officials threatened Boneta with $15,000 per-day fines for hosting a birthday party for eight 10-year-old girls without a permit, and advertising pumpkin carvings. Seeing the county’s action against Boneta as a brazen effort to drive her off her land, Virginians from all walks of life rallied to her defense. Supporters gathered in Warrenton, the county seat, for a peaceful “pitchfork protest” to vent their anger over what an out-of-control local government had done to a law-abiding citizen.

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6 thoughts on “Arrogant Virginia County Politicians Smashed by New State Law to Silence Them

  1. You know, I used to live there in the late '60's and early 70's when it was just a sleepy little area inhabited by any number of intelligence agencies like the CIA, DIA, NSA, and Army Security Agency's Vint Hill Farms Station, plus training camps and classified conference centers, Like Airlie Farms Conference Center, with it's country-club layout complete with a completely equipped cryptographic communications center, for those private calls. It's also not far from some hidden redoubts that date from that period. It was home to an extremely important 'listening post' during WWII which intercepted detailed descriptions and locations of all German Atlantic Coastal Defenses. I guess the locals have never broken themselves of the habit of getting in each others' businesses…the Liberal NOVA mentality.

  2. Game69 M. says:


  3. Bama Bill says:

    I agree 100%, why don't the Repubs just proceed with impeachment? Then everyone would know who was "In the treaches with Barry". And we could vote them out. BUT my way of handling it is, Just vote anyone except a Dependocrat! In Alabama Bobby Bright used to be a democrat, and I advised him to change parties as he is a good man. After losing he seat to a Republican, he took my advice and switched parties. Since he usually voted with the Republicans why not?

  4. The Farm to Family defense is an offshoot of the Weston A. Price organization.

    They are the ones that got people back to eating BUTTER and GRASS-FED beef or pastured chickens and help people realize about fish farming.

    YEP, they are the ones that started it all. The trans fat baloney, MSG, white sugar and white flour crap, etc.

  5. The Marxist screws are tightening Dow harder on our freedoms and liberties. America's Ignorant Class is oblivious to this reality. Just maybe they will wake up to the reality before they begin to see their blood flowing in the streets.

  6. See how the Demacraps are they will not vote for anything that helps the people This is why we have to kick them all out in the next election and in 2016 they are all so corupt they will kill this country just for power and money wake up people dont let them get by with this crap I will never vote Demacrap again and we need to kick out all the rinos to the partys are all crooks and work together let stand up and show them we are the boss not them