Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The census commercials really burn me up.

The purpose of the census is NOT to decide where the government should send various goods and services. The census is to determine which how many representatives each state gets (Article 1 Section 2 of the US Constitution). When the constitution was written and the census implemented, the federal government didn't provide ANY services except for defense & foreign relations.

The notion of using the census to allocate resources is how the Soviet Union ran things into the ground. The government doesn't tell grocers how much food to put on their shelves and that gets there fine. Same with cars, gasoline, clothing, etc.

In fact - the services that are provided by the government (or government backed monopolies like the Postal Service) are far less efficient in their services than the free market.

It is disgraceful that our nations leaders view themselves as the anointed to determine who gets what. That is what the census ads portray - and it goes beyond just ads. The 2010 Census web site displays the same ignorance.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Best. Law. Evar. (or "Why I want to move to Wyoming)

Wyoming has become the fourth state (joining Tennessee, Utah & Montana) to nullify federal regulations on firearms manufactured, bought and used within its borders.

However, Wyoming has gone even a step farther:
According to a law signed into effect yesterday by Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal, any agent of the U.S. who "enforces or attempts to enforce" federal gun rules on a "personal firearm" in Wyoming faces a felony conviction and a penalty of up to two years in prison and up to $2,000 in fines.
That's right. Wyoming plans to fine feds who attempt to interfere with Wyomans' (Wyomingans?) right to keep and bear arms.