Dan Gilmore / March 18, 2016

When It Comes to Food, Where Are Sanders’ Principles?

He’s a fan of states rights when it suits his arguments.

Bernie Sanders — the socialist — is a fan of states rights, when it suits his arguments of course. Recently, the Biotechnology Labeling Solutions Act died in the Senate. The bill would have created guidelines for a voluntary program under which food companies would label any genetically modified products. This wouldn’t do for the Vermont senator, as his state is one of the few that require companies to label when foods are made with GMO ingredients. The federal bill, which would have overwritten state laws, was much more Liberty minded when it comes to business rights. “Sen. Roberts’ legislation violates the will of the people of Vermont and the United States who overwhelmingly believe that genetically modified food should be labeled,” Sanders said in a statement. “Republicans like to talk about states’ rights, but now they are attempting to preempt the laws of Vermont and other states that seek to label GMOs.”

Vermont is in some ways the most liberal of all the states. What about the will of the people in the South who take a more small-government approach? Will it violate the will of the people if “President Sanders” wants to expand taxes for his social programs? What about a federal plan to preempt states’ laws to force more gun control on the nation? Sanders and his fellow Democratic Socialists are fair-weather federalists at best. And make no mistake: Federalism is the answer.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.