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“…On Friday evening, they became perhaps the first locale in the country to pass a “Food Sovereignty” law. It’s the proposed ordinance I first described last fall, when I introduced the “Five Musketeers”, a group of farmers and consumers intent on pushing back against overly aggressive agriculture regulators. The regulators were interfering with farmers who, for example, took chickens to a neighbor for slaughtering, or who sold raw milk directly to consumers.
The proposed ordinance was one of 78 being considered at the Sedgwick town meeting, that New England institution that has stood the test of time, allowing all of a town’s citizens to vote yea or nay on proposals to spend their tax money and, in this case, enact potentially far-reaching laws with national implications. They’ve been holding these meetings in the Sedgwick town hall (pictured above) since 1794. At Friday’s meeting, about 120 citizens raised their hands in unanimous approval of the ordinance.
The State of Maine is still set in there old fashioned ways and no government will ever change that. I have lived there for many years of my life and this is nothing new. Many up there still live with no electric, or running water and its by choice.

A governmental law which actually allows any average joe on the street to prosper from growing their own food.

What an extraordinary concept!

Its almost as if those people are stepping off the Mayflower into a new found land all over again.


Maine "The way life was suppose to be." That is what their slogan is there. Because it is almost like a new land.
Are they very religious, like fundamental quakers or Amish? I like the simplistic lifestyle, but dry heave at the thought of bible thumpers and Cotton Mather leaders.
Nope, there are some that do live in Piscataquis county that live way out in the woods, and act almost like the Amish, but they drive cars, and still have electric, so to me they are wannabe's. But many just live that way because they enjoy it a lot. In fact there isn't as many churches there as there is in the south. Down here there is a church every mile, where as up there other then in town you see very few.

Where we lived there was 14 homes on the road none had running water, electric, or even phone until when some decided to try it only 4 families did mine included, but we still carried water. None were religious though. They just enjoyed living that way.
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