Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"We hold these truths..."

Because there's, you know, nothing more important to be working on:
A new bill introduced in the Congress by New York Republican Rep. Peter King requires mobile phones with digital cameras "to make a sound" when a photograph is taken.

Is this really the kind of "freedom" that our ancestors fought and died for?

Look, maybe it's actually a good idea. I don't see it, but maybe it is. Maybe the world's a better place if all camera's make a "click" when a picture is taken. What possible Constitutional justification is there for the United States Congress to be injecting itself into an issue of such marginal public interest? I'm going to say, "None."

(Which unfortunately, of course, means that it's not atypical of the sorts of things that the United States Congress ordinarily does.)

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