Sunday, January 07, 2007

Busy Little Statist Bees

Here it is, January 7th, 2007 and already the state politicians in Indiana are hard at work drafting new laws that will have far reaching effects for the people of the state in which I reside. I stopped in today to take a look at Mike Kole's blog, as I often do and 'lo and behold he had posted a link to information on what the locally elected thugs politicians were up to. No sooner did I get a look than I began to look outward from the local boys and girls clubs to see what was going on in Indiana.

Five days in and these people are already hard at work attempting to further complicate our lives. 179 Senate bills and 41 house bills have already been submitted and more will come along this week, (at least 2 or 3 of which are likely to be infringements on the 2nd Amendment). These new bills run the gamut of the political spectrum. At least two are bills to increase the minimum wage, up to at least $9/hr. One local politician, (a supposed liberal), wants to tie Selective Service registration to Drivers License renewal for 18 year olds. So much for Democrats being anti-war, eh?

At least two bills wish to make it a felony to spit on virtually anyone who is a minion of the state. They're calling it battery by body waste. Another bill wishes to lower the bar on what constitutes a "criminal gang" from 5 people to 3, (this sounds kind of familiar to me....maybe they'll just split the difference?). More pro-life "sex education" and interference. Two state Senators actually wish to make it a crime for a parent to give their child a glass of wine with dinner. How about making the State a victim which is due restitution for prosecuting criminal cases? One of the best, in my opinion is the bill which wants to make clerics of all legislators, the Governor and Lt. Governor, able to preside over marriages!

And there are so many more things they are wishing to do to us. We truly aren't safe when these people are "working". There are a couple that would be of some benefit to people. The one which would insure that people not be disarmed by anyone in an emergency, gun purchase records would no longer be sent to the State Police, lowering of the bar for annexation remonstrances and licensing people who actually know a subject to teach it. By and large, tho the vast majority of things which are going to come forth from these people are going to further erode liberty with their actions. Of course they don't care, they were elected to rule over the people in this state and they're going to damned well do it, regardless of the consequences.

What a way to start the New Year, eh?

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