Tuesday, October 6, 2009

My Perspective:
When will we stand up to our government and tell them enough is enough? They tell us no smoking, no fatty foods, no sugary soda, we must wear seat belts. They take away our freedoms, and the ability to do whatever we want to our own bodies in the privacy of our own home. The Nanny state tells us that drugs are bad for us so we are forbidden from taking them unless they are the ones prescribed by a doctor, yet they won't allow medical marijuana while at the same time pumping people full of opiates. Can we really accept this kind of control? It shouldn't matter if its prescribed or not, free citizens should be able to put anything inside their bodies' as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else, and we should be allowed to put anything inside our homes too.
The incandescent light bulb was one of the single greatest inventions of all time. It provided the ability for humans to be productive at all hours of the day. It gave us more time and more wealth that without the light bulb would have been unattainable. We should not be told by the government that we must comply or face fines. This is not the Soviet Union!

This reminds me of a scene from the "Hunt for Red October." In the scene capt. Vasili Borodin discusses his dreams of life in America with Captain Ramius:

Watch the Clip Here:

Capt. Vasili Borodin: I will live in Montana. And I will marry a round American woman and raise rabbits, and she will cook them for me. And I will have a pickup truck... maybe even a "recreational vehicle." And drive from state to state. Do they let you do that?
Captain Ramius: I suppose.
Capt. Vasili Borodin: No papers?
Captain Ramius: No papers, state to state.
Capt. Vasili Borodin: Well then, in winter I will live in... Arizona.

What happened? This used to be the dream of every immigrant and defector who came to America. They just wanted to have the freedom to follow their own dreams and pursue happiness. Now we are turning into a state that forces its citizens to live in fear that they will be fined because they are using the wrong light bulb? What has America come to? Where is America?

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