Sunday, January 27, 2013

Juxtaposition is everything!!

I opened my morning Internet issue of the Daily Caller this morning and couldn't help but grin at two articles the editors had placed side by side..

On the left was a video of foreign policy scholar Michael Ledeen warning that even small regulations on tobacco and guns slowly and quietly erode the freedoms granted American citizens in the nation's founding documents.  

He added: “It’s exactly what Tocqueville forecast, exactly the way he forecast it,” Ledeen said. “Millions of tiny little regulations, and we’re not going to notice them when they come in one-by-one. We’re even going to welcome them, and then one day we’re going to wake and find that we’re all tied down, we can’t move at all.”

Positioned immediately to the right of this article was an article by Michael Bastasch, "State regulators crack down on grocery chain for selling cheap milk"

It seems that a grocery chain in Louisiana had the audacity to sell milk for $2.99 a gallon. What's up wid dat?  Apparently one (or more) of their competitors dropped a dime on 'em because Louisiana apparently has a LAW that says stores can't sell milk for less than 6% MORE than their costs.  Like politicians everywhere, apparently Louisiana politicians have never run a bid'ness or heard of loss leaders in their sales...

Enough! I won't pile on or lecture either of these points but click below if you'd like to read more --- it's really a great page.....

Speaking of Alexis de Tocqueville, and we were, isn't one of his most accurate quotes:   "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

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