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Green Tyranny

dwhite892 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 4:05 PM
One of the best ways to reduce governmental regulations is to require each regulation have a 10 year sunset clause that requires it to be reviewed, evaluated and either terminated, updated or renewed by the public and congress. But I won't hold my breath for such a common sense approach for a government that can't produce or balance a budget.
Trublu Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 4:35 PM
Bingo! I have been advocating that for 20+ years. Nice to know I'm not alone in the wilderness. But I would not limit it to regulations. Sunset all taxes and most spending as well.
NewJAl Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 5:37 PM
There was a year of jubilee among the old testament Hebrews, and such an approach might help make an enormous heap of paper into a few laws we could actually comprehend and deal with. First of all, we are often breaking laws because there are so many, and so much overlapping, and, secondly, there is a philosophy, still alive, where a lacky tells the political leader that if there is no law that will silence the opposition, one can be so interpreted.
Trublu Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 4:35 PM
Bingo! I have been advocating that for 20+ years. Nice to know I'm not alone in the wilderness. But I would not limit it to regulations. Sunset all taxes and most spending as well.
Environmental activists and politicians would like you to think that we must love their regulations -- or hate trees and animals.

I love trees and animals.

But you can love nature and still hate the tyranny that environmental regulations bring.

The Environmental Protection Agency just announced it will boost gas prices ("only" a penny, although industry says 6 to 9 cents) to make another minuscule improvement to air quality.

In New York City, my mayor wants to ban Styrofoam cups, saying, "I think it's something we can do without."

Congress already dictates the design of our cars, toilets and light bulbs.

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