Ah, here's another case of big government's desire to control and regulate people's behavior, even though the behavior hurts no one else. The state, of course, becomes a bit more than antsy when citizens think and do for themselves. Unfortunately, Mr. Nance is the victim here. State-regulated liquor stores in North Carolina make me glad to be living outside of the Old North State these days. Since I moved to California ten years ago, North Carolina has become less free.
Tax-feeding lawmakers have been after moonshiners for decades, however, and the people of North Carolina seem to commend the superfluous activity of tax-feeding law agents who have nothing better to do than shut down somebody's private liquor still, which hurts nothing except the monopoly on the state's profits. Whatever happened to freedom and private property? North Carolinians, as with many U.S. citizens these days, don't seem to care.
thomas function was the headliner. spider bags was suppose to go on first, i believe. they were listed third on the fliers and facebook events. you are correct in them playing last though. great show!
Well, it looks as though leaving people alone to make their own decisions is way too difficult for the North Carolina legislature. Salvia, whatever else it is, is a PLANT. God gave it to us and yet, the government believes that it can take it away. I don't even know what to say about a legislator who doesn't trust his constituents to make decisions on their own, and about the constituents who re-elect him. Then again, try buying raw, or country, milk in North Carolina.
Since my husband and I have moved out of North Carolina, I have watched this state become a socialist's dream, with regulation of everything from infant vaccines and tests to the sale of raw milk. It's a shame that what were once the sturdy and independent folks of N. C., some of which are my ancestors, have turned into such socialist wimps that they are okay with someone else's telling them what to do.
Many congratulations to you, John! And the next time that you're in Los Angeles, please let us know. :)
After decades of fulfilling the propaganda requests of the establishment elite, whether Democrat or Republican, as if there's much difference between the two, major newspapers seem shocked when the Internet's perceptive bloggers are more fascinating and revealing than newspapers' often one-sided statist views. In newspaper-land, government schools, vaccinations, and laws that limit freedom are celebrated. Real alternative views are rarely discussed. Such freedom-oriented news sites as www.lewrockwell.com are now gaining readership with writers who work more or less for free. After newspapers go the way of the dinosaur, I'm hoping that government schools are next.
Wow! As a parent of three young sons, 4, 6, and 8, I appreciate this view of how quickly time can pass and of how such seemingly tiny things as shooting hoops can one day provide a memory that seems far away from the present.
Gay people can get married, to a person of the opposite sex. I did it. Lots of people do. Marriage should not have to be state-approved and marriage is something that should be kept between a man and a woman. Having said that, two women or two men can have the same supposed rights as a man and woman who choose the state to approve their marriage, at least in California. What about the father(s) of those children in your neighborhood? What rights does he have? Although I am a lesbian, I have chosen to have my children with the man who is their father. Their dad and I are raising them. Apparently the lesbians in Fiona's neighborhood have completely left the father(s) out of the picture. Why isn't anyone complaining about leaving dads out of children's lives?
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