Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Only An Observation

I'd like to drink Mike's Hard Lemonade all the time....and the government should provide it to all citizens.

I use Infectiguard all the time to sanitize my hands after shaking hands with folks....and the government should provide it to all citizens.

I use Rightguard underarm deodorant....and the government should provide it to all citizens.

I use Chapstick during winter months....and the government should provide it to all citizens.

I have highspeed internet access....and the government should provide it to all citizens.

After a while, you start to stand back and ask some dopey questions.  I sat and watched a debate last weekend over the government's funding of Planned Parenthood.  At some point, the question was tossed to the supporter over how funding for program could be substantiated....that could only be used for poor women (and not men).  The natural response from the supporter was that it was a service to women who needed it.

I wanted to ask a question at that point....how we functioned up until the 1970s without government funding of Planned Parenthood....but I'm not in the audience of such a event.

Over the past decade....I've become more and more libertarian.  I find myself asking what necessitates the need for the government to provide any service to the consumer.  Sure, passports might be a necessary item....with border control and entry....and maybe I'd toss in the Coast Guard to provide rescue services.  But my list is awful short.  After that point, I'd rather see the government just downsize their offerings and be more practical.

Course, if they can't.....then we ought to offer up a free case each month of Mike's Hard Lemonade to every adult in America....as part of our "Help America" plan.