Ron Paul Pushes Raw Milk in GOP Platform
Legendary libertarian Ron Paul has once again lent his voice to the Raw Milk controversy. The Texas Congressman and Republican Presidential candidate has introduced an amendment to the 2012 Farm Bill to legalize interstate sale of raw milk and raw milk products, prompting backlash from The National Milk Producers Federation and The International Dairy Foods Association.
In his remarks to Texas Republicans, Rep. Paul combined New York City's proposed ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces and raw milk, saying: "In a free society, you will always be able to buy a big drink with a lot of sugar in it. You might even be able to drink raw milk."
Paul's keynote speech brought down the house, bringing Texans to their feet for a long loud ovation, winning a place for "access to raw milk" in the state GOP platform. It increases the likelihood of raw milk winning a place in the GOP's national platform during the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Aug. 27-30.