Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Some notes sounding the end of the Republic

Sometimes the news is just depressing. Here are just a few things happening in the legislature in California:

Mylar balloon ban (those scary, scary metallic balloons)

Senate OKs measure to ban smoking in apartments (yep, even your own apartment)

Laura Richardson won her primary by 75%. (You may remember her, she's defaulted on several home loans)

Oh, and the Assembly has practically banned ammunition sales. Now on to the Senate! (Well, AB2062 doesn't ban ammunition sales, it just makes it incredibly onerous on both seller and buyer of ammo, unless of course you acquire it out of state or illegally.)

I'm reminded of the words of the Declaration of Independence:
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.
How long before the people of California or the US take up axe handles and torches?

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