Just In: California Hates TV

by Jason Stotts

The LA Times is reporting that the People’s State of California may soon move to ban big-screen TVs.  The controversy is, of course, that the TV’s are “power guzzlers” and bad for the sacred environment.  The ironic part is that, as the article notes, private industry has already moved to newer technology and is already phasing out the older “power guzzlers,” before the legislation had even been introduced.  The point of the legislation, then, is only to increase the scope of governmental powers. The ban will, however, hurt consumer choice as the new technology is more expensive now than the existing technology. Clearly, this law is clearly not about the welfare of the citizens, but the power of the government.

“When the Republic is at its most corrupt, the laws are the most numerous.” ~ Tacitus

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