Jeff Soyer on 20 Jun 2011 07:57 pm
This bill, passed by Texas state lawmakers, is really quite similar to the bills, or at least the wishes, of some states that said, “Hey, a gun built in our state and sold to our citizens is not subject to federal regulation.” From Fox News:
The measure, sent to Gov. Rick Perry for consideration, lets any incandescent light bulb manufactured in Texas - and sold in that state - avoid the authority of the federal government or the repeal of the 2007 energy independence act that starts phasing out some incandescent light bulbs next year.
See, I don’t like big government. I don’t like the government — federal or state (or even local) — trying to tell me how to live my life. When a state legislature tells the feds to fuck-off about gun laws or, in this case, light bulb laws, I really like that. Vermont, with all it’s Masshole transplants, will never have the guts or even the desire to try to curtail federal regulation. That’s the problem with liberals. They all want us to “do our own thing” as long as it is the thing they want us to do. And, they love a big, nanny-state government. After all, they’re so much smarter than us and they know what’s best for us. That’s their mantra.
Now, will TX Gov. Perry sign this bill? I’ll bet, “Yes.” If he does, he’ll rise in my estimation of him. Granted, I don’t know a whole lot about him. I know that he signed a “mandatory vaccination law” and that is a minus, to me.
Would a nanny-state supporting, ĂĽber-liberal Governor such as Vermont’s Shumlin support such a personal choice matter about how you light your home? Of Course Not! That would smack of personal freedom and, liberals — their hypocritical protestations aside — eschew personal freedoms be they property rights, gun rights, home schooling rights, food rights, or — in this case — light bulb rights.
I will — in the interest of personal honesty in commentary — point out that Republicans don’t fare much better in personal choice. I hate the idea of abortion because I consider it the killing of the unborn. But, there are many who don’t think as I do. I don’t wish to see the next election come down to a battle over abortion. Nor, gay rights.
I hope that the next election will focus only upon the economic problem of PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS; the real jobs, not the bullshit “make work” union jobs that Democrats have — with good reason for them — concentrated upon. Right now, that is the only real issue that matters.