Friday, December 09, 2011


Ve hav vays of makink you light your house!

This is the last month we can buy incandescent lightbulbs in America. These items weren't banned due to safety issues, they weren't a casualty of trade wars, they are made in America so they weren't pushed off the shelves by patriotic rage against an enemy. People like these light bulbs, so disinterest in the product didn't kill them. They're a perfectly good, preferred product.

Congress just decided we shouldn't have them any more. This isn't just a violation of the US Constitution but a basic violation of liberty and reason. The argument behind their banning is outrageously absurd - that we're saving the planet - and the replacement hurts the poor by being significantly more expensive.

I don't mind the twisty or LED lights. They work fine, if not as well as advertised and not as safe as originally thought. I just don't like being ordered to use them and nothing else. That's not just insulting, its tyrannical.

This is the kind of thing we have to remember next November. This is the kind of thing that strangles liberty slowly like weeds growing in a garden. This is the death of a republic in slow motion. We must stop giving people who will do this power to do it to us, for we only have ourselves to blame.


T.K. Tortch said...

I thought it was just 100 watt incandescent bulbs & some odd other high watt bulbs first, with a gradually creeping ban on the lower wattage incandescents. Or should I be even more angry about it?

Anonymous said...

First they came for the hundred watt bulbs...