Yesterday was a bad day for freedom. Tucked away in the inaptly named “Transportation Bill” was a tiny amendment by Max Bachus that ended an otherwise legal industry – Roll Your Own. I no longer smoke, but I am rather passionate about protecting the rights of those who do to engage in a perfectly legal (if flawed) activity on their own volition. I am also passionate about protecting the rights of the people participating in a free market to do their businesses. In this case The Crony company is Alitra, (Phillip Morris), that engineered the amendment. The full story – short – can be read here.
There is another point to be made. The Republicans were complicit in this. Today (Sat.), Erick Ericson of Red State made what I think is a major, major point about the actions of our elected Republicans in this, and other cases. It ain’t good. Read the article here.
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