The nannystate is lethal. Laws are ultimately enforced by the state’s use of force, and that includes the possibility of deadly force. David Harsanyi has a worthwhile essay on the topic at Real Clear Politics. Here’s the money quote:
If they can kill you over a cigarette tax, why would you trust them to run the internet, regulate your speech and choose your health care?
Read the whole thing.
The President says he find the condition of America’s infrastructure embarrassing.
Hold it! I thought we spent hundreds of billions of dollars on “shovel ready” infrastructure projects. Didn’t that get done during his first term?
Or maybe it was something else that was shovel ready.
There’s a petition over at White House dot gov seeking the refund of fees paid over the last six years by persons going through the process of legal immigration.
Go sign it.
It’s always interesting to see what documents get dumped on a Friday afternoon. Yesterday, the dump included 30,000 “found” Lois Lerner emails and 300 pages of proposed Obamacare regulations. One of the proposed changes would allow the Department of Health and Human Services to move you to the cheapest plan in your coverage tier if you didn’t specifically reenroll in your current plan during open enrollment.
Of course, you could wind up with a plan that doesn’t provide reasonable access to a key service you need or that excludes the team of doctors treating your current condition, but don’t worry. Our betters really know what’s good for us.