Is Obama Targeting LDS Canneries? More Abuse of Power?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon) has a network of food canning and distribution centers around the nation, where volunteer church members donate time to can food grown on the church’s farms and orchards or purchased from other sources. The purpose of this network of canneries is to provide food to those who have been caught in disasters or just caught short by an ever-declining national economy. Millions of pounds of food are prepared for distribution annually in the LDS canneries.

… Despite the cutting-edge technologies and state-of-the-art equipment at these ‘clean-room’ quality facilities, federal agencies have been hitting the LDS church with improvised fines for “violations” they find during surprise inspections. Reports of an FBI “raid” at one facility where agents demanded a list of the names of the cannery’s patrons was especially troublesome.

Is it because of Romney? Because Mormons tend to be Conservative? Because this whole operation smacks of independent self-reliance vs. government dependence? Or are they targeting it because such resources could make the LDS a formidable opponent in the event of a national confrontation?


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9 Responses to Is Obama Targeting LDS Canneries? More Abuse of Power?

  1. Croatian Capitalist says:

    I hope that hard working, socially conservative and economically liberal (meaning pro-market) European-Americans will start moving back to Europe in large numbers soon, because many European countries need them, while the American government obviously doesn’t want them.

    • fafc says:

      Like the USA, Europe seems to have a rather counter-productive immigration policy that caters to bringing in immigrants who have very little interest in integrating into European culture.

  2. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Most Western European countries are like that unfortunately, but even there there has been progress in the last couple of years, for example Denmark has toughened it´s immigration laws, Germany as far as non-EU immigration goes only allows university educated non-EU foreigners to immigrate to Germany, Switzerland as well only accepts non-EU/EEA foreigners if they are educated and have job offers in Switzerland which EU/EEA can´t or don´t want to fill, etc.

    As far as Eastern Europe goes, Georgia has put in a lot of effort to attract the Afrikaner farmers from South Africa to move to Georgia, Armenia is mostly interested in getting the members of it´s diaspora to move back to Armenia, the Russians want to get members of their own diaspora back to Russia as well, and curb illegal immigration from Central Asia, as for the rest of Eastern Europe, I haven’t noticed any specific immigration policy (apart from the Eastern European EU nations being welcoming to EU immigrants).

    • fafc says:

      Yes, most European countries have decided to limit immigration rather than open it up to countries that might provide less troublesome immigrants. Georgia remains one of the few with an open immigration policy, open economic policy, etc.

  3. Croatian Capitalist says:

    I think that the country with the most open immigration policy (at least out of the countries that have an European ethnic majority) is Argentina (I think that all you need to immigrate there is a job offer and a certificate of good behavior from you local police department), but unfortunately the vast majority of people there are hard-core socialists, so I don’t want to visit that country even as a tourist, much less move there.

    • fafc says:

      I believe Republic of Georgia is the most open. If you go to Georgia and decide to stay, you pay a little over $200.00 and you get a permanent visa. No job requirement.

  4. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Interesting policy by the Georgians. Some countries such as Spain, Portugal, Latvia, Turkey, Malta, etc. have decided to give permanent residency permits to those who buy real estate in those countries, even though in the majority of cases they have set the minimal value of the property which must be met to get permanent residency (for example in Latvia it is 95000 USD or 191000 USD, depending on there the property is located).

  5. fafc says:

    I had a chance to move to Latvia 12 years ago, and I kick myself for not going.

  6. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Latvia doesn’t have restrictions in place for immigration of citizens from other EU countries, so if you have ancestry from any of the following countries (and can prove it, it is best to ask you local consulate/embassy for the exact details of what is required): Croatia, Greece, Slovenia, Republic of Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy, Portugal, Poland and Hungary, then you can become a EU citizen and move to Latvia without any problems, you should also check the naturalization laws of other EU countries, since this isn’t a complete list, as well, some EU countries such as Finland and Slovakia grant permanent residency for people who are descendent from there.

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