Jim Gray: ‘Government Bureaucrats Didn’t Save The Bees, Commercial Beekeepers Did’

2012 LP VP candidate Jim Gray at The Jack News:

People in government have their own biases and personal desires for power and influence. But Liberty, in this context defined as instituting a system for private individuals to have incentives to prosper by producing (legal) goods and services that other people will desire and purchase, will almost always triumph over government bureaucracy, controls and regulations.

Over the past few years, that is exactly what has happened with the survival of bees.

According to an article by Shawn Regan in the August/September edition of Reason, large numbers of honeybees started disappearing in 2006. They were not only dying, they were mysteriously abandoning their hives.

Big government worriers sprung into action. The cataclysmic situation became so widespread, it appeared, that in 2013 some experts predicted “a world without bees.” In response, the Obama administration set aside $82 million in funding and formed a task force to deal with this “crisis” by creating a “national pollination strategy.” But this crisis was averted because of Liberty, which rendered the federal monies and efforts unnecessary and even wasted.

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