After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things ...
Good observation, and it demonstrates, again, that the point is not safety, protection, or avoiding harm: the point is power. Politicians get the charge of feeling good about themselves for "helping," the enjoyment of the power to give or take away, and of course, the money they're paid to allow the special favors.
posted on 02/06/2013 5:59:31 AM PST
(Watch out for spiders.)
Legislatures today address all issues with one of three actions, ban it, tax it, or regulate it, in some cases so completely that the rules effectively do both of the first two at the same time.
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