". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Monday, July 7, 2008

How Many Congressmen Does It Take To Make a Really Dumb Law?

This past December the Clean Energy Act of 2007 was signed into law in the United States. One of its provisions was the banning of most incandescent light bulbs in favor of CFL's (compact fluorescent lamps) by 2014. (The incandescent bulb is the Thomas Edison bulb--in other words, what most of us still think of when we think of light bulbs.)

Below is the best summary I have ever seen of why this law is not only a bad idea but is ultimately unconstitutional. If you can, please take five minutes and listen to Representative Ted Poe (Texas) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives as he outlines reasons for the Congress to reconsider this flagrant abuse of power. (His remarks were made in May of this year.)

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2 comments:

Kelly said...

This guy is my hero!

elephantschild said...

I think he should've dropped the bulb on the House floor. HA! That would've been GREAT.