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Monday, March 21, 2011

Kentucky Tea Party Candidate for Governor to Washington DC: Stop Trespassing in Kentucky

Phil Moffett has a message for Washington DC: Stop Trespassing in Kentucky. His message for Kentuckians? Nullify Federal Regulations. Get the Federal Government OFF Kentucky Farms.

Kentucky's Tea Party candidate for governor Phil Moffett calls on Governor Beshear to declare a right of nullification against unconstitutional power grabs from Washington DC. We need a “Kentucky revolution” against Federal regulations. Simply put, “Nullification of Federal agencies” means NO trespassing in Kentucky.

“Protecting Kentucky’s farmers, producers, and consumers from suffocating Federal regulations that kill jobs is imperative if we are to revive our economy,” Moffett said. "Soaring food prices make this a state of emergency. Kentuckians are more capable of taking care of themselves than far-off bureaucrats and it’s time to get the FDA, DEA and Dept. of Agriculture off our farms and defend Kentucky against this Federal choke-hold."

In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, Thomas Jefferson was the first to introduce nullification in response to a Federal attack on the great state of Kentucky. Jefferson said, “Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers….a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.” Kentucky must again nullify. In the tradition of Jefferson, Phil Moffett is here to carry the banner of liberty forward for Kentucky once again. With Moffett’s leadership we will say NO to the Federal government when it claims powers not granted to them in the Constitution.

“The Tea Party is up in arms. The Federal government is spending and regulating us to economic death. Even with a $1.5 trillion deficit on the table Washington has only proposed $61 billion in cuts. If Washington isn’t going to cut the spending, we’re going to have to stop Washington ourselves by eliminating redundant and unconstitutional Federal departments. For example, Kentucky has its own department of Agriculture, so there is no need to pay for an additional Federal agency to do the same job. Kentucky needs real leadership to stop the madness and as governor I intend to give the tea party platform real teeth,” said Moffett. “The Tea Party message to Washington D.C. is very clear - We don’t need the Federal government in our daily lives. We are free and capable people. We can take care of ourselves.”

Nullifying the Federal regulatory agencies off our farms will incentivize the multi-billion dollar organic and natural food industries to invest in Kentucky -- a move that would bring more jobs and more choices to our state. One such crop currently blocked by the DEA is industrial hemp. Right now we are importing industrial hemp products into the U.S. from 31 western industrialized countries including Canada worth hundreds of millions of dollars in textiles, clothing, fabrics, oils, rope, pet products and many other goods. We are needlessly exporting jobs and dollars that could be in the pockets of Kentuckians.

Regardless of what the Federal government says about industrial hemp, We only need to look at the success of the Canadian industrial hemp industry. We must bring this untold million dollar industrial hemp industry (and others) to our state and stop the Federal government’s stranglehold on Kentucky’s economy.

“Inspired by Thomas Jefferson, I’m calling on Kentucky and the Tea Party for their support in our fight” said Moffett. “As Governor, I will ensure Kentucky farmers economic opportunities, defend state sovereignty, and promote self reliance.”

Phil Moffett is running for Governor of Kentucky. You can support his campaign by visiting

Wes Messamore,
Editor in Chief, THL
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