Thursday, October 30, 2008

Regardless who wins, it will be more of the same...

A great article by the only non-shithead you can find on Fox News, Judge Andrew Napolitano, about our wonderful USG:
In virtually every generation and during virtually every presidency (Jefferson, Jackson and Cleveland are exceptions that come to mind) the popular branches of government have expanded their power. The air you breathe, the water you drink, the size of your toilet tank, the water pressure in your shower, the words you can speak under oath and in private, how your physician treats your illness, what your children study in grade school, how fast you can drive your car, and what you can drink before you drive it are all regulated by federal law. Congress has enacted over 4,000 federal crimes and written or authorized over one million pages of laws and regulations. Worse, we are expected by law to understand all of it.
He starts by mentioning Obama's 2001 radio interview where he mentions how he knows the Constitution expressly prohibits all the garbage he's in favor of.

Although Napolitano doesn't mention McCain by name, he does mention that the 700+ billion dollars of the Billionaire Bailout from earlier in the month was unconstitutional and benefits a small handful of the wealthy and powerful at the expense of everyone else. Which McCain supported, just like Obama, while hilariously accusing Obama of being a "socialist." "Pot, meet Kettle", anyone? (Or perhaps, McCain is fascist because he believes the government should only completely control business rather than outright owning it? But I digress.)

Anyway, really think about that last line for a moment. "Ignorance of the law is no excuse" is a quaint old adage. Yet, if you were on trial and asked your lecturing judge for a complete list of all the laws and regulations you were responsible to know and obey he'd laugh you out of court (and to jail) as asking an unreasonable request.

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