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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

And God said; "Let There Be Light"

The First Book of Moses, Called Genesis 1: The Creation
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
God said let there be light and then the US Government through its timeless and infinite wisdom implemented the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (Pub.L. 110-140 originally named the CLEAN Energy Act of 2007)that restricts the light sources where we get our light.

Idiotic governments think that by disallowing certain kinds of bulbs, that they can somehow force the populace to live a more energy efficient life. Well, if in fact that by buying these new kinds of bulbs, people could actually save energy, then people would surely do this. The investment in the new higher priced bulbs are returned in lower energy costs. But changes in people's behavior will take time. Maybe the manufacturers of the new 'energy efficient' bulbs need to invest more on making them more efficiently and cheaper so that the prices of these items can be delivered cheaper to the consumer. But now that they have a locked market where they no longer have to compete with traditional incandescent bulbs, they will not be as compelled to increase efficiency. Why make investments in technology or production efficiency if the consumer will be forced to buy the bulbs at the higher price anyway?

Lets defund this kind of government. Lets get them out of the business of mandating what we use or do 'for our own good.' If we allow them to continue to tell us what we can or cannot buy, they will continue to make these kinds of idiotic decisions.

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