POTUS and First Family give back
November 23rd, 2011
06:33 PM ET

POTUS and First Family give back

WASHINGTON (CNN) – In the spirit of Thanksgiving, the First Family spent time counting their blessings and serving their community when they visited the Capital Area Food Bank on Wednesday.

The president, Mrs. Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha were joined by the First Mother in Law, Marian Robinson, and members of the Oregon State men's basketball team where they filled reusable grocery bags with produce and even some White House M&Ms.

President Obama, while handing out bags of baby carrots, greeted patrons of the food bank with a "Happy Thanksgiving" as they walked by.

The White House says that the Capital Area Food Bank distributes more than 30 million pounds of food a year to needy families.

The Obama family has had the tradition of doing a community service project around the Thanksgiving holiday since taking office. For the past two years, they put together bags of food at another local shelter, Martha's Table.


Topics: Thanksgiving • The Family

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  1. 1FreeWorld

    I am happy for all the poor folks in Washington, DC.

    I want all the poor folks to go to the same school as the President's Daughters!

    They can only get there with Education Vouchers,,,,

    Let's see if that white man, Biden,,, and that other white and black man, Obama,,,

    will get the poor in Washington, DC to have

    EQUAL RIGHTS to the OBAMA DAUGHTER's SCHOOLS!

    Yo, Ms Obama,,,

    Check out the Tall Tale,,, err, the TALE TELL,,, err, the Intro to the 1st Lady's on the Rush Limbaugh Show!

    November 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnf90-5trr8&w=420&h=315]

      November 23, 2011 at 9:57 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Here is a new idea!

      Fair Play!

      http://video.tagged.com/#v=KZI_vU-VXD0

      Let's see where this goes!

      November 23, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
    • Notfooled

      It's hard to tell that Rush Limbaugh would be your hero.

      November 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
    • Notfooled

      They have to go to private schools because they have to be protected from nuts like you.

      November 23, 2011 at 11:41 pm |
      • truindep

        you are so delusional – and Obama will not win, I would rather vote for a can of pork and beans then Obama

        November 24, 2011 at 12:33 am |
      • Notfooled

        @truindep-–Your comment makes me think you could vote for a can of pork and beans.

        November 24, 2011 at 12:38 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Isn't it bad enough that The Bozo-In-Chief is the Laughing Stock of Most the Other Nations of the World (as well as 70% of the American Citizens????

        Now all the Poor Folks in Washington, DC see right through the Commie-In-Chief's Teachers Union's Plans???

        The Poor Folks want a Meritocracy where Hard Work, Good Schools, and Great Human Spirt will advance them to where they can support themselves and enjoy Life, Liberty, and Property (Pursuit of Happiness).

        The Poor Folks are learning that the Teachers Unions are getting in thier way and that the Teachers Unions are intentionally killing the Educational Voucher System that forces the Poor Folks to stay in their Poverty!!!

        It is really sad that ,,,,

        November 24, 2011 at 5:59 am |
      • jean2009

        @1Whatever & true-dip
        President Obama is not the laughing stock of the world....however our last president was.
        What irks you is you scum haven't done anything productive for anyone.

        Obama-Biden 2012

        November 24, 2011 at 9:21 am |
      • sara

        Exactly.

        November 24, 2011 at 9:34 am |
      • sara

        LOL

        November 24, 2011 at 9:36 am |
    • sara

      And every Other president's children school, right.

      November 24, 2011 at 9:21 am |
    • Howard

      obama showed the occupiers that you don't have to achieve anything to get ahead .. you could just show up to vote present 127 times, and still get the Nobel Prize ... what a great example ... Now, the least productive members of our society are DEMANDING a redistribution of other people's hard earned income.

      November 24, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  2. 1FreeWorld

    Now that Washington, DC, is a Sactuary City for Illegals,

    I am wondering if Illegals will be able to go to the same Elite School that the Obama Daughter's attend????

    Maybe the Obama Daughters can give out bags of carrots to the Illegals???

    Now that would be in the spirit of Thanksgiving!

    (The Teacher's Union stopped the Wash, DC Voucher System,,,, but why, if that is a better system????)

    November 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Occupy Washington, DC!!!

      Go to the Obama Daughter's School and ask them to give you a good education!

      Those 1 Percenters know where to send thier Children to School!

      Ask the Teachers in all of the 99 Percenters' City Schools to allow ALL THE FOLKS to get a Good Education!

      Be sure to let your Congress Members know what you want!

      Education with the 1 Percenters

      Now that is what Democracy Looks Like!

      November 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
      • sara

        According to Newt, children need not go to school. They can be the janitors. Yours included, thank you.

        November 24, 2011 at 9:22 am |
    • Notfooled

      Maybe your front runner will let them. Good old Newt.

      November 23, 2011 at 11:52 pm |
    • Trace

      You are as ignorant, vapid, brainless, disrespectful and foolish as they come. I wouldn't think that a knuckle dragging idiot like you can even figure how to turn on a computer, let alone put together sentences that any could understand.

      If this sounds like critcism against you; Well, IT IS! Its Thanksgiving and this is one of the most intelligent president we have ever had serve this country, and idiots like you bashing him simply to make a point is unacceptable to intelligent americans like myself.

      Appreciate what this president has done. When he took office, The Economy was on the brink of a 2nd Great Depression, the Dow was down to about 6700 K, now its nearly doubled (that's good for MY 401k – can idiots like you even count that high or do you know what that means???) When Obama took office, this country was losing 750K jobs a month, I was one of those that lost my job under the Bush administration. But I got my job back under Obama's policies. I grateful for that. When Obama took office, terrorists like Bin Laden were hiding in broad daylight, living in mansions, sending terrorist messages at every election. Al Qaeda, operated with impunity. Now, I wouldn't imagine there is a member of this organization or any of its affiliates that would feel safe with president Obama in office. This president has nearly wiped them all out....thereby keeping my family safe. I am grateful for that as well.

      So take that fox news blather you are spewing and do everyone a favor, stuff-it in your turkey bottom side up

      Happy Turkey Day to a Real Turkey

      November 24, 2011 at 9:54 am |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Gobble Gobble Gobble This:

        ->>>> http://discoverthenetworks.org/

        If you are a Liberal, Progressive, or you just want to give up your Freedom to a Tyrannical Big Government,,,,

        then you will need to go to the web site to discover how you were brain washed.

        According to Trace """"You are as ignorant, vapid, brainless, disrespectful and foolish as they come. I wouldn't think that a knuckle dragging idiot like you can even figure how to turn on a computer, let alone put together sentences that any could understand.

        If this sounds like critcism against you; Well, IT IS! Its Thanksgiving and this is one of the most intelligent president we have ever had serve this country, and idiots like you bashing him simply to make a point is unacceptable to intelligent americans like myself.""""

        Well, I do know how to cut and paste (although my knuckles do get in the way)
        URL's to the Browser and I know how to review that which is in

        ->>>> http://discoverthenetworks.org/

        For you Liberals and Progressives that still have an Open Mind,,,
        and have not yet been Totally Brain Washed,,,,
        Reviewing this web site is a MUST!

        If I can just save one of you guys!

        Happy Thanksgiving and all that (wink).

        November 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
      • Kadee4News

        I simply cannot and will not appreciate what this president has done since the day he’s taken office. Why should I and what exactly has he done except make a big mess?! He’s useless, making a mockery of our country, has NO clue as to what he’s doing and it shows in every way. The last several Presidents we’ve had didn’t make our country a laughing stock. The last several Presidents were respected by mostly every other country, their leaders and taken seriously as well. There weren’t any OWS protests under any other President either or any other protests of that nature for that matter. Obama has made a total mess of this country and it’s going to take years and years for someone very intelligent and knowledgeable to put it back together. Obama is a complete embarrassment, a laughing stock, an ignoramus, and there’s no taking him seriously. I watched a video clip a few nights ago from a Russian news broadcast talking about our country, and once the newscaster said Obama’s name she flipped the bird! What does that say?? That says what a JOKE he is and proves how much another country dislikes him!! His wife and him don’t even like our country, prove that every single day, have said it, and want more than anything to have a socialist government. When he took office the economy was not on the brink of a 2nd Depression but it IS now, also the Stock Market is in THE worst shape it’s ever been in too, and all thanks to him screwing up this country in massive proportions. Americans are losing jobs constantly, cannot find another one to replace it, and this is happening every single day, but Obama does not care. He and his wife only care about themselves, their own money, when their next vacation is, how much of the countries money they can spend on themselves, and how many hours of golf he can get in every week. I don’t believe for one second that any terrorist “fears” Obama, what a ridiculous notion that is. Obama just got lucky is all, he didn’t even do anything that amazing or spectacular anyhow, and certainly isn’t a “hero”. He simply gave an order. The heroes are the military men that actually hunted down the terrorists, also who put themselves in danger, and who pulled the trigger and took them out. I don’t believe terrorists feel unsafe with Obama in office, what a joke and hilarious to boot!! Hahahaha! BUT, Americans should not feel safe with him in office because he just keeps making one mess after another and a huge failure. Btw Trace, if you want to be taken seriously and insult people, well then make sure to know the meanings of your words. “Ignorant”, “vapid”, “brainless”, and “foolish” ALL mean the same thing. You might also want to proof read before hitting “post” because your posts come across as incoherent. You also come across as sounding ignorant, brainless, foolish….just saying.

        November 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm |
      • Notfooled

        @Kadee4News--–Did you just wake up from a Coma?

        November 25, 2011 at 3:49 am |
  3. Howard

    The 30 million pounds of food given out are courtesy of the U.S. tax payers, and Americans who donate to the cause. The obama's handing out the food, the day before Thanksgiving is nothing but a staged PHOTO OP ... and, apparently, it not only worked, but obama stooges, like CNN, even run a headline, like: POTUS and first family give back ... pleeeze !!!

    November 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Now, I used to live close to Washington, DC.

      I knew folks in the Secret Service....

      They know what they are doing and they will uphold the Constitution, and they are well Armed (2nd Amendment)!

      The sure bet is that everybody at the Food Bank/Kitchen was patted down and
      the grounds were thoroughly searched for any threats from anti-American activity!

      The problem lies,,,,
      actually,
      in ALL of the rest of Washington, DC!

      I am confident that
      none of the Elected Officials
      in the Federal Government
      would walk most of the streets in Washington, DC!

      November 23, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      I am confident that
      none of the Elected Officials
      in the Federal Government
      would walk most of the streets in Washington, DC!

      My bet is that the Education System in Washington, DC, is controlled by the NEA, and Teachers Unions,,,
      and the Illegals have a Sanctuary to live.

      It is time to give Poor Folks Education Vouchers so that their Children can go to Good Schools and not the Indoctrination Schools provided by the NEA and Public School System,,,

      so that the poor Children in Washington, DC, will no longer wish for Bags of Carrots from the King and Queen!

      November 23, 2011 at 9:11 pm |
      • Notfooled

        My bet is you dropped out of school. You must be one of those calling for doing away with the Dept. of Education. It's usually the ones who need it most like you.

        November 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
    • Notfooled

      The Obama's are U.S. taxpayers too. I'm sure they gave their fair share. Did You?

      November 23, 2011 at 11:43 pm |
      • truindep

        another crazy Obama supporter , hear he is losing the working mans vote – you know blue collar ,

        November 24, 2011 at 12:36 am |
    • Trace

      Howard / 1FreeWorld.....Why don't the both of you just stuff it...with all that hateful verbal diarrhea against our president. Its really one of the less appealing thing about our 1st amendment rights. Don't get me wrong, I think everyone should have the right to voice their opinions....But its so hard to accept having to hear from two idiots like you. The fact of the matter is the only thing the you two can do is criticize. Could you express an opposing point -NO? Could you speak to the virtues qualities of any of the GOP candidates for president – HARDLY? (everyone one of them are ignorant clowns like the two of you). Instead....Like monkeys at a zoo, you two throw verbal feces at Your President (That's right Your President). He won the office with more than 54% of the vote and wasn't given the position by the SCOTUS...unlike his predecessor. And I wouldn't say Dubya was actually the sharpest pencil in the box. But to either you, he was a genius.

      Thank Heavens the fate of this country is not in the hands of single cell brain organisms like the two of you. Happy Thanksgiving to a couple of Real Turkeys.

      November 24, 2011 at 10:06 am |
    • Yomi Olalere

      Some bloggers here are complete illeterate, uninformed, dillusional and arrogantly disrespectful. You insult and harrass your Leaders as though you are talking to your pets, all in the name of freedom of speech and that's exactly what is killing America. You loosely reveal your secret to the rest of the world, you lash out on your leaders, and continually speaking ill of your President.

      Your president captured and killed Osama, who masterminded and killed over 3000 of your people. I bet none of you had your family members killed in 9/11 otherwise, may would have better appreciated Obama's achivement.
      The capture and the killing of Mohammar Gadhafi that freed Libyans from the dictatorial power of bad Colonel was another victory under his radar.
      He saved auto industry from a total collapse. Had he not save them, thousands of employees would have found themselves jobless and possibly, homeless.
      Well criticized health care was another victory; although many of you may not agree until you or your loved ones are encountered with critical illness.
      Repeal of DADT
      Veterans Job bill and special assistance for the Military families
      Ending Iraq war and bringing the troops home.
      Fight against Wall street corruption
      Home Mortage Re-financing
      Student Loan re-structuring

      If all I have been mentioning didn't resonate, think of what could have happened on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, if Osama had not been captured and killed.

      There are many more achievements by this President including , but not lkimited to: increased Teachers' salary, killed the America-born Terrorist and scores of other Terrorists.

      If you all (Americans) refuse to appreciate your president, the rest of the world do.

      Your country was bleeding 700,000 jobs monthly during the past administration and if that had been the case ever since, none of you bloggers will probably have the time to blog. I bet you had been on the road looking for a means of survival.

      Please respect your president, and leave terrible politics that is destroying your country out of the equation.

      November 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm |
      • jean2009

        Thank you.

        November 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
    • jean2009

      Howard...the Capital Area Food Bank is strictly non-profit and donation funded. Only taxpayers who want to donate to this worthwhile charity do so. The president and first family showing up to hand out food is shining a spotlight on the organization, and the good it does, throughout the year, for the DC community. The President showing up is wonderful press relations for any non-profit organization. I'm sure there is a demand for him to do so.

      Besides being a standard uninformed mental midget....you know zip about non-profits.

      November 26, 2011 at 12:34 pm |
  4. 1FreeWorld

    Now, I used to live close to Washington, DC.

    I knew folks in the Secret Service....

    They know what they are doing and they will uphold the Constitution, and they are well Armed (2nd Amendment)!

    The sure bet is that everybody at the Food Bank/Kitchen was patted down and
    the grounds were thoroughly searched for any threats from anti-American activity!

    The problem lies,,,,
    actually,
    in ALL of the rest of Washington, DC!

    I am confident that
    none of the Elected Officials
    in the Federal Government
    would walk most of the streets in Washington, DC!

    My bet is that the Education System in Washington, DC, is controlled by the NEA, and Teachers Unions,,,
    and the Illegals have a Sanctuary to live.

    It is time to give Poor Folks Education Vouchers so that their Children can go to Good Schools and not the Indoctrination Schools provided by the NEA and Public School System,,,

    so that the poor Children in Washington, DC, will no longer wish for Bags of Carrots from the King and Queen!

    November 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  5. jerry

    another photo pop.... no news here..the poser-in-chief at it agin.........

    November 23, 2011 at 9:32 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Just Curious:

      """The president, Mrs. Obama, and their daughters Malia and Sasha were joined by the First Mother in Law, Marian Robinson,,,, where they filled reusable grocery bags with produce and even some White House M&Ms.""""

      I am wondering if the White House M&Ms were in the Zip-Lock Bag in Michelle's Hand in the photo,,,,

      I am hoping that they were thrown out of the Food Bank/Kitchen!!!! ,,, as there is no guarantee that they are clean! Michelle may have just come back in from her Victory Garden,,, and had some Chicken Manuer on her fingers as she pulled the White House M&Ms out of the dish.

      The M&M's might have been in the White House since Slick Willey and Monica were there! Monica may have used her Cigar Stained Fingers to get a couple of those White House M&Ms!

      Yuck!

      November 23, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
      • Notfooled

        You are the dirty pig not Mrs. Obama or her family. They are doing a good thing helping out in the spirit of Thanksgiving . What have you done except open your dirty mind ? You are one sick person.

        November 23, 2011 at 11:28 pm |
    • Notfooled

      What have you done to help?

      November 23, 2011 at 11:37 pm |
    • Notfooled

      They can't do anything without being photographed. You know that.

      November 23, 2011 at 11:57 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        LOL @Notfooled,

        That is a good one!

        I appreciate your humor!

        But when the President gets Behind Closed Doors
        with George Soros,,,
        and Nancy Pelosi,,,
        and Harry Reid,,,
        and the other Communists and Socialists, etc....

        They only release Government Taken and Scrutinized Photos,,,,
        meaning,,, propaganda
        I mean that is a "BFD" says Joe Biden on National TV in front of Children,,, in the WHITE HOUSE!

        I used to say that I can eat with Presidents and I can eat with the Saltiest of Sailors!
        Meaning I know when to say the F WORD,,,

        DemoRat Joe Biden needs some Retraining Sessions (reference to Communism and Mao and Facsism) on how to show respect to the Office of the White House (kidding,,, the Citizenry figures out who gets to occupy the White House).

        BTW: Soros and all the folks that are working with the Guy are going to go to Jail,,, and very soon!

        November 24, 2011 at 6:35 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyoPaVxMyWY&w=640&h=390]

        November 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm |
      • 1FreeWorld

        Can you imagine what

        Nancy Pelosi – Communist from California and very very rich (like in the 1 % Group,,,,
        Diane Finestein – Communist from California and trying to destroy the Holy Marriage,,,,
        Chuck Schumer – Communist from NY,,,,
        Harry Reid – Communist and Union Boss from Nevada,,,,
        Barbara Mikulski – Communist and Openly ANTI-DOMA Madam of Same-Sexed Marriage,,,,
        Babs Boxer – Call me Senator after she worked so hard to become an ELECTED OFFICIAL - Communist from California,,,,
        John Karry – Swift Boat Surfer from Mass,,,,
        Tom Crapper – Ditto Head (lol),,,,
        Billy-Boy-Nelson – Wow,,, He will be in jail soon also!,,,,
        Jim Webb – Communist From Virginia (soon to be in Jail),,,,
        Maxine Waters – Communist – In Jail Soon,,,,

        HOLDER, Geitner, THE CZARS (Holdren, etc) ,,,, and all the other ANTI-AMERICAN Seditious Elites,,,,

        Dodd, Frank, Resko, The Chipmunk guy from California,,,, and all the other Communists,,,,
        ALL IN JAIL VERY SOON!

        Can you Imagine what We would find behind CLOSED DOORS with all these SEXY GUYS AND GALS?

        November 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
    • Trace

      @jerry

      Get used to seeing photos of the president during all types of events like this. Its so sad that you don't realize today's media will continue to cover the president. Idiots like you call it a photo-op. Here's a little clue for you Jerry, the president has his picture take everyday. DUH.

      Tell ya what, instead of trying your best to sould intelligent (which all of us reading your post know is impossible), please post an opposing view. In other words, support a policy that opposes this president and try to gain traction on the merits of your arguement. You know; give us readers of your posts some thought based opinions. Oh, ...wait a minute...all you have is fox news bumper sticker material.... Well just means you'll be as thoughtless, clueless, incoherent as you've always been.

      Anyway, hear's wishing a real Turkey, Happy Thanksgiving

      November 24, 2011 at 10:14 am |
  6. Notfooled

    President Obama , Michelle , Sasha and Malia. Great job as usual. You will get to do it 5 more years! Americans know who is trying to help the middleclass and the poor. They also know who is trying to help the rich. They also know the haters and racists. You will win by a huge landslide. Don't even lose sleep about it. (which I'm sure you don't)
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 23, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Let's all give Thanks this Thanksgiving!

      http://www.youtube.com/embed/8-4w7TMscFk

      November 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
  7. sara

    my comments are in response to @1Freeworld. I already know that his brain is fried. CNN, the reply goes all over the place.

    November 24, 2011 at 9:39 am |
  8. sara

    Back to the story. This has been their tradiiton while in Washington. Just a carry over from How he was raised. Very well I'd say. Trolls don't understand communities. 5 More years of course.

    November 24, 2011 at 9:41 am |
  9. sara

    @1FreeWorld.....even your name is fake. My fingers are black and they're NOT dirty. You Racist, ignorant piece of "cow manure". You are a waste of sperm.

    November 24, 2011 at 9:45 am |
    • 1FreeWorld

      Let's see if you are part of the 5%.

      You may want to go to the new movie coming out about Run Away Slaves!

      http://www.pjtv.com/s/GY4TCOI

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      November 24, 2011 at 10:33 am |
      • Chihiro

        Good Morning Loopyloo. There was a time in America when an endorsement for the Communist Party USA would have meant desastir for a Candidate in America. Were not in Kansas anymore my friend.

        September 8, 2012 at 11:22 am |
  10. george of the jungle

    Glad the president is instilling helping others to his girls. It is sad that so many of you would rather make stupid remarks about the president and his family than wish to see people have a better Thanksgiving. I hope he has another 4 years. How sad if we end up with idiots like the ones writting in running this country. The more they make these mean insulting remarks the more people will be turned off of the repos.

    November 24, 2011 at 11:44 am |
  11. Satberry

    I guess 1freeworld is a recipient of said voucher plan because you are very worried about it.it is just like republicans they like corporate wellfare.

    November 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  12. Satberry

    I guess you morons forgot the shoe incident .George bush the moron.he is still the laughing stock of the world.

    November 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
  13. Satberry

    I guess the Russians are angry because they were backing kadhafi and Syria. They know they are going to lose their influence on those nations.anger would make you flip your finger if your childish.

    November 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
  14. Joey

    As if you aren't pointing the finger also Georgette!!

    November 25, 2011 at 5:02 am |
  15. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Thank you Yomi Olalere! Tell'm like it is... they are in the biggest denial I have ever seen in my life. They do not want this President to come out looking good and effective! That is the bottomline to most of this BS you read on this blog; as well as all the negativity that most media perpetually tries portray him as! Go Obama/Biden 2012..YES WE WILL AGAIN!

    November 26, 2011 at 12:53 am |
  16. Liz Carter in Georgia

    You go Jean.

    November 26, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  17. 1FreeWorld

    I want to give Thanks to All Americans!

    This is an open letter to both Bill Nelson and Adam Putnam, both are committing treasonious acts. It is up to you to participate and stop them . You are the only way that they can be stopped. Copy and paste this and send it to everyone you know; the truth will spread and you will help get rid of these two traitors.

    So to the question "What are we Going to do?"; Well here you go , now just do it!

    by Geoff Ross

    Time for you both to resign your posts for failing to protect the sovereignty of the State of Florida.

    Dear Patriots,

    Land across this United States of America including the State of Florida is slowly being sold out to the United Nations. This has created a major sovereignty and Constitutional issue. This is an issue that is also supported by elected officials who have been entrusted with protecting our nation and our Constitution.

    One of our Senators in Florida, Mr. Bill Nelson, is actively involved in trying to buy private land, using money borrowed from Communist China and other nations to then put in the hands of the federal government and then ultimat ely place it under control of the United Nations.

    Senator Bill Nelson has joined with the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Interior to purchase farm land and ranch land from Florida farmers and ranchers and then sell it to the Federal Government so that they can hand it over to the United Nations for management and control.

    Florida has a Commissioner of Agriculture, Adam Putnam, who is tasked by Floridians under the 9th and 10th Amendments of the Constitution to protect our farm land and agricultural industry which is now under attack by Senator Bill Nelson and the Obama Administration.

    Adam Putnam is now indirectly supporting a United Nations land grab by Senator Nelson and other Communists in our government.

    Mr. Putnam issued his own statement, stating this was, “a model for smart environmental protecti on.�

    On August 11, 2011 Senator Bill Nelson sent out an email to his constituents in which he attached a letter that he apparently sent to Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture and the Communist Ken Salazar, Secretary of the US Department of Interior. In this email, Nelson states:

    As we discussed some months ago, conserving land to the north of the Everglades is vitally important to the restoration effort that is finally underway at this World Heritage site. Today’s announcement is another signal that the administration is fully behind restoration of the River of Grass.

    Senator Nelson calls the Florida Everglades a “World Heritage site. Translated to mean some Florida land under this designation is now owned and monitored by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

    U NESCO has the authority to seize control of these sites if the World Heritage Committee determines intervention is necessary to properly maintain the sites or some “crisis� has occurred that requires intervention.

    “Declared a national park on 6 December 1947 under the May 1934 Act of Congress. The park was accepted as a biosphere reserve in 1976, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1979, and was designated a Ramsar site (Wetland of International Significance) in 1987. The total area of the national park was increased in 1989 from its original size of 566,788ha to its current size.�

    Now that the Everglades are monitored, protected, and arguably maintained by the UN, what does this federal grant mean to Floridians?

    The Florida Everglades’ boundaries have been established on the World Heritage Center’s description. It was noted in this historical description that its boundaries were expande d in 1989. Now, according to Nelson, these boundaries will be expanded once again by 24,000 acres and turned into “conservation easements� that will be permanently maintained by the UN.

    Adam Putnam’s office explained that the farmers and ranchers do not have to sell their land in this grant; they could keep their land. However, if they do not sell, the land it will still become a “conservation easement� maintained by the United Nations.

    The farmers will be required to pay property taxes and carry insurance on land that they own but can never use to create revenue.

    If the World Heritage Committee does not like the way the farmer or rancher is maintaining his land, Adam Putnam has indirectly given the United Nations his blessing to come dictate land management to a US citizen, and citizen of the state of Florida. THIS IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL and Mr. Putnam needs to resign his position and step down.

    Putnam’s aid stated this is a federal program and that Putnam has no control over it, claiming not to know very much about the grant. The Putnam aid suggested that if we wanted to know more or have concerns that we should contact the USDA. I thought it was Putnam’s job to protect Florida from Federal (and international) encroachment. That’s what James Madison intended to be his job under the 9th and 10th Amendments.

    Someone please explain to Putnam that Floridians can conserve their own land and water and that the United Nations have ZERO Constitutional authority in this country.

    We have a huge sovereignty problem in this country and we are not holding anyone accountable. As of this writing the United Nations controls 21 geographical areas in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Philadelphia, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming. This must stop !

    All land owned by the Federal government must be returned back to state control under the 9th and 10th Amendment. This land must then be offered up for sale to the private sector. The federal government should not own any land except for 10 square miles surrounding Washington DC.

    We are quickly becoming a government ruled by foreign nations thanks to the Communists in the Senate the Congress and the White House. Florida is just one example.

    Call Adam Putnam and tell him to resign his office. He has no concern or respect for Florida’s sovereignty. Call him. (850) 488-3022.

    adam.putnam@freshfromflorida.com

    November 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  18. Dean

    Looks like Michelle found the brownies.

    November 28, 2011 at 11:12 am |