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Townhall columnist has bright idea about Gorebulbs

By See-Dubya  •  April 11, 2008 04:14 AM

(Post by See-Dubya)

Michelle’s sick of the Gore-bulbs, and so is Ed, and so am I. As I said at that last link,

People complain about social conservatives needing to stay out of their bedrooms. But globwarming greens are fooling around in every damned room in my house…. For all the perceived busybodiness (is that a word?) of the Christian right, there is an even more overwhelming busybodiness practiced by the Greenie Left who claim jurisdiction over any activity of your life that affects the environment. It is a rights issue.

Well, a smart lady who writes for Townhall.com is also incensed by the rights issue:

Doesn’t it seem like year after year, more and more decisions we should be making for ourselves, are instead being made by nameless bureaucrats in Washington? They tell us how to spend our money. They tell us how to run our businesses. They tell us how to raise our families. And now, when you thought things couldn’t become anymore absurd, they even tell us what kind of light bulbs we can use in our own homes.

Yes, that’s right, a recent piece of legislation passed in Washington has outlawed the everyday household light bulb.

But rather than just complain about Congress’ intrusion, she actually offers a legislative solution:

So I’ve the [sic] Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act, which makes a simple challenge to Big Brother: either Congress’ own independent investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), marshals evidence to back up the assumptions behind the light bulb ban – or Congress repeals the mandate.

In other words, I’m asking Congress to actually be – hold your breath – accountable to the people. If they are going to intrude into our lives, and control our most basic decisions, the least they can do is have enough respect for the American people to back-up their claims.

Fair enough; now if someone will just introduce it. Oh wait, someone already has: Michelle Bachmann, Republican representing Minnesota’s Sixth District who notes that “If the Democrats can hose up a light bulb, don’t trust them with the country.”

Actually, I was kind of holding out on you there. Rep. Bachmann was also the smart lady who wrote the column for Townhall.

A Republican taking the initiative, proposing pro-freedom, common-sense legislation, and then going out and promoting it to conservatives herself? That’s a rare thing these days. But I could get used to it very quickly.

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