Validating Your Opponents’ Worst Fears
UPDATE: I have retracted this post in its entirety.
This creeps me out in a way that almost makes me want to join the Tea Party movement. It’s not that I don’t understand that rulemaking is necessary…it’s just that I’m not so sure it’s something that the rulemakers (aka “the government”) should be demanding taxpayers celebrate. But I’m 100% certain that if the government is going to demand taxpayers celebrate the awesomeness that is government, these are not the examples I’d lead with:
Almost every aspect of our lives is touched by federal regulations. Even before you leave the house in the morning, government regulations help set the price of the coffee you drink, the voltage of electricity your alarm clock uses, and the types of programming allowed on the morning news.
Hooray for price controls and censorship! Via Ken at Popehat, who you should also read.