Do Something Disease
Do Something Disease is our longest running pandemic. We see it every day. It's all over the mainstream media. A couple days ago I found two good examples. Same day, different papers and different authors:
Our very own Dave Stancliff wrote this oped in the Times Standard. He wants congress to DO SOMETHING!
The Santa Rosa Press- Democrat carried an oped by syndicated columnist, David Brooks. He wants congress to DO SOMETHING!
Of course, by doing something they generally mean passing more laws.
Stancliff: "Here's how it works; they do not get paid until a law is passed.".
Brooks: ""Political leaders would erode partisan orthodoxies and get back into the habit of passing laws together.".
Sick, sick, sick. Neither of them ever seems to consider that we already have more than enough laws and the vast majority of those laws do- or are- one of five things:
- Cost you or somebody else money
- Restrict your or somebody else's freedom
- Redundant- there being laws for or against it already
- Shouldn't be government business in the first place
- All the above