Remember Terry Ingram of Apple Creek Apiaries and his bees? The Prairie Advocate News article and video from May 2, 2012 was picked up by NaturalNews.com and its 360,000 subscribers on Sunday afternoon, May 20.
The PA website and the link to the May 2 commentary and video has received nearly 3000 hits as I write this - in less than 24 hours. Generally speaking, the PA web site will get that many hits in 3 or 4 days.
As much as I am pleased that “we’ve got the hits,” the issue is what is important, and the issue was not missed by the vast majority of the comments posted at www.naturalnews.com and www.pacc-news.com.
First, I need to address the “experts” and “scholars” that added nothing to the discussion, other than to bash Terry Ingram for whatever personal reason(s) they may have. A few of them pointed out the serious nature of American Foul Brood (AFB). It is a highly contagious condition, no doubt about it.
In fact, Ingram, a beekeeper for 58 years, said that the odor of foulbrood is very strong. “It’s a smell that you never forget,” Ingram told me. The odor has been compared to rotting meat, old-fashioned animal glue, and stinky socks.
But many experts say that although the odor of foulbrood is distinctive, it is not necessarily a reliable indicator of the disease, due to variations of people’s sensitivities to odors, and the odor may be strong or weak. Some say it is better to rely on your eyes to diagnose the disease. I also read that If a beekeepers hive dies every year and population always is very poor, American foulbrood may be the reason.
In Ingram’s particular case, all of the above may or may not be true - but as I have stated so many times before, whether or not Ingram’s hives had foulbrood or not is NOT the issue.
The vast majority of people across the nation (some from the Netherlands and Australia, too) understand the ramifications to our Constitutional rights, our “inalienable rights,” as not just American citizens, but as human beings. What path are we headed down if this kind of inexcusable action is allowed by We The People?
Deborah T. said, “This sort of behavior has got to STOP. Apparently, private citizens own nothing, the government feels it has the right to take whatever it wants, whenever it wants!”
Is she correct? Is this where we are as a Nation, soon to honor our Veterans this Memorial Day weekend, who fought - and died - for Liberty?
Stephen S., a Self Employed Entrepreneur, has a few suggestions. “We have several bee hives and we keep them secret & healthy. We farm sustainably and it’s 100% organic. We rarely use equipment so not to a have negative impact on the earth. If I have to move a bail of hay, I push it. Keep strong, keep healthy and keep the great articles coming!”
Julia H speaks of the issue in a more personal, heart-felt manner “I’m not sure what is uppermost in my thoughts reading this article - outrage, despair, sadness . . . There seems no way of preventing the corruption taking place in the conglomerates & government departments. They’re not bothered about the demise of the planet - and incredulity, to the list of feelings above.”
Rose R B does not understand why Ingram cannot sue the Illinois Dept. of Agriculture (IDofAg) for criminal trespass, theft, and no due process. “DOA’s are agencies, and are subject to the laws of this nation, including theft and arbitrary invasion of private property, not to mention theft,” she wrote. “We’re acting like sheeple, instead of as communities, acting to shut down the corrupt agencies and send the heads and participants in illegal raids to prison. We need to quit talking and start walking the walk of freemen. The government agencies’ hired help are employees, not kings and queens, not gods, not controllers of mankind. If they break the law, we should hold them accountable.”
Shirley B said, “I’m going to send this article to my congressmen and ask WHY?”
Bob F: “Our governments are running out of control. Time to put a stop to this invasion of private property!”
Bobby T knows what most of us will admit to here in this great state: “Illinois (has) been a corrupt state forever. I live here - I know. That’s why this state is broke.”
I believe that holding our elected officials accountable must be our #1 priority come November, not just here in Illinois, but nationwide. We must start today. From township supervisors, school board members, and village trustees, to city councils, county boards, state representatives and senators, all the way to the president of this great nation - We The People must do our homework and scrutinize their every action, and monitor every penny spent. If we do not, nothing will change.
We are the change.
Many citizens that have commented on Ingram’s plight feel the same as Rose R B above: We need to quit talking and start walking the walk of freemen.