Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for April 12, 2013
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling "First they came to register..." Man: I've heard tell that private citizens were once allowed to own them. Man: How did we Americans lose that precious right of ownership? Man #2: I know not. Let us ask the very old one. Perhaps he remembers. Man #2: Very old one, how did it happen? How did the government... Old Man: Shhh! There are government ears everywhere! Old Man: Long ago, we were happy and free. Responsible owners made sure they were stored and used properly. Old Man: Then, the government said we'd have to register each and every one of them. Old Man: It seemed reasonable. They are dangerous things. But I knew what the government REALLY wanted. Old Man: I and others fought it with all our strength. But the feds needed this foothold and would not be denied. Old Man: We lost. And the government had taken the first step on its inexorable path. Old Man: Soon after the registration requirement, sure enough, suddenly you need a license to use one. Old Man: Next you were prohibited from owning one without holding insurance! Then came the final step that brought us to today... Old Man: The illegalization of car ownership! Man: The fools! Reasonable regulation of dangerous instruments always leads to tyranny!
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