Monday, July 4, 2011

Celebrating What's Left of Our Freedoms...



235 years ago today the United States of America was born with the belief that all men are created equal (and they did mean MEN, uh, well WHITE men) and the right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. On July 5th 1776 groups of Food Nazis, Moralists, Do Gooders, Busy Bodies and Control Freaks began working to whittling away at that both of those “Liberty” and “Pursuit of Happiness” things.

And it's all being done under the bullshit cover of protecting children and improving society.

Things like smoking, drinking, gambling and eating good tasting foods are fine, but you people just can't be trusted and must be protected from yourselves. God forbid a couple of consenting adults might want to consent to doing something that consenting adults do in private. Oh hell no! The government MUST stop that!!

Don't send your children outside without knee pads, elbow pads and a helmet. Get rid of all the playground equipment too. We'd hate for the kids to be active and have fun climbing on shit. And whatever you do, don't make your own kid's lunch and send him/her off to school with it. Oh fuck no! There are districts around the country that are actually outlawing parents sending their kid's lunch to school with them. And those laws have NOTHING to do with making sure that the company that has the contract to run the school's cafeterias has more revenues and can donate more money to politicians. Not. At. All.

Same goes for DUI checkpoints where they stop people and search them and their vehicles with no probable cause whatsoever. This is strictly about protecting society. Again, it has nothing to do with city and county revenues. Nope. The reasons behind these things are pure and moral.

California requiring every single house to have a carbon monoxide detector? Just trying to cut down on the thousands hundreds 40 deaths per year that are a result of carbon monoxide poising. Not about the $400 million dollars the makers of carbon monoxide detectors will reap from this law.

And just because you OWN a business, doesn't mean that you get to decide whether or not someone may smoke inside of it. Oh fuck no. The government has decided for you. Your dark smokey bar can now only be dark. And, now that we think about it, turn the lights up. Bad things happen in dark places. Things that children should never be exposed to. Sure, you don't want to let children in your bar, but if you don't you are a horrible person!

Want to do a little renovating on YOUR house. Better get the okay from the city and your homeowner's association. What? You thought it was YOUR home? Don't be silly. You might think a covered deck would be a wonderful addition in the back yard. But, you don't get to make that decision. Also, make sure you check local laws and ordinances. Even the height of you steps is regulated by law.

This is just the tip of the iceberg people. All over America (and the world really) people are using the law to restrict your freedoms. And ironically enough, they're claiming that they're doing it to protect freedom. Our cities and towns are saturated with surveillance cameras to protect us. Not monitor our movements. It's important for the government to keep an eye on what books we check out from the library. We NEED to have our electronic communications data mined by the government. It's in the name of protecting our liberty folks. I don't know why you can't see that.

Anyway, we talked about these things and our 4th of July celebrations this morning on “I'm With Stupid.” And if you love America, and us, but mostly America, you'll click “play” on the little player and listen to our show. Or give us the ratings hit. Or both.

Thank you and may the Supreme Spiritual Being of your choice bless you. At least until you no longer get to choose that either.

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Happy Independence Day everyone! 

1 comment:

IWS Radio said...

That was damn near a poetic treatise Jayman. Cheers!!

--Matt-Man