'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Sunday, December 04, 2011

We Will Have Our Light Bulb Back

Throughout American history, whenever our government defied the will of the people, the people rose up and set the government straight.  Whether it be that which manifested from the Whiskey Rebellion (the federal government repealed a tax on whiskey after armed confrontation nearly ensued in 1794 between citizens in Pennsylvania and state militias) (a confrontation that brought about the creation of the political party that James Madison and Thomas Jefferson founded), or our retreat from Vietnam in 1975, or the demise of Bill Clinton's despised "assault weapons" ban in 2004, We the People, in the end, reigned supreme.

Such will be the case with the federal government's foolhardy and capricious light bulb ban, an arbitrary action that, these several years after the fact, defies logical explanation.  Carbon dioxide?  Really?

Make no mistake, We the People will have our light bulb.

We may not have a government as we've known it.

But, by God, we will have our light bulb.

As for an anthem, how about "Missing You - The Incandescent Light Bulb Song"?

Mark my words:  This will not stand.

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands ..."

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A primer: As McDonald's has shown to be the case in Stalinist San Francisco, "when zealots restrict people's inherent freedom to make decisions for themselves, the human spirit will be inspired to maneuver around the statutory hurdle."

Shine the light of freedom ...