They hope to spur domestic production, or some such thing. We are blessed here in the US. We export more food than we import. We pay farmers to not produce, for a verity of reasons. Russia, on the other hand, has to import.
Applying my dusty ol’ poly-sci edumuckation, its more likely he’s trying to spur some nationalist sentiment. Note the ban does not cover alcohol….. Of course, just because a county imports nearly 40% of its food, as I heard in this case, does not mean that it needs to.
Local government boards have long opened meetings with a religious invocation. In recent years, counties that have regularly opened with Christian prayer have been forced to revisit their practices. A federal judge ruled earlier this year that the practice of opening meetings in nearby Rowan County with only Christian prayers violated the U.S. Constitution. The county is appealing the ruling.
Some say “Hey, he had his hands in his pocket… .” That’s not any excuse. If I’m standing at the end of my drive next to the road, cell-phone in hand and my other hand in pocket, and LE drives by, I expect a friendly nod. Not, “Hey, you some crazy constitutionalist or somethin?” at the barrel of a gun.
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