Revamping America’s marijuana laws is a Tea Party cause made in heaven. With conservatives trying to get ahead of liberal public opinion and election season, legal weed is an issue compatible with even the most extreme right-wing principles. We just need to get over one nagging detail.
It’s unfortunate, but true. Even though some people are stupid that doesn’t mean they can’t vote. That’s how democracy works. You get to have a say no matter how politically impaired your views or self-centered your goals.
Is Pat Quinn running neck and neck against Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor’s contest because people are stupid?
Americans deserve better than the litany of bad laws that kick in every January. We start every year shaking our heads in disbelief at new laws and regulations that scream legislative abuse and special interest pandering and pose a real danger to those unfamiliar with new infractions and their penalties.
What is the best way to renege on a promise to taxpayers? We all know that there is no such thing as a temporary tax increase, just like we know that there is no such thing as fiscal sanity in Illinois.
Wasted government spending is more than just waste. It is an excuse to keep federal employees on the job tracking down lost tax dollars. It also enriches those doing business with the government, an expensive perk and part of using and abusing programs that are too large, too expensive, and too unwieldy to administer.