Recently, there have been several stories in the news about interior border control checkpoints. My family travels to points south and west in Texas, and there are interior checkpoints on our routes. I suppose because they have always been there, all my life, and I appreciate the effort to stop illegals from getting any further inland, I never stopped to think about how they violated my rights as a natural born citizen.
This morning, I read a story about a new Oregon law that allows mothers to keep their placentas after childbirth. (Not my thing, ewwww.) Why does a hospital, or politician, get to decide whether or not you can keep something that came out of your own body? How insulting for the government to pass a law allowing humans to keep something of their own natural creation.
And the big story of the week, Colorado's heavily regulated and taxed recreational pot industry started selling weed yesterday. And it is this issue that prompted some gentleman named Bruce Fenton to post this FB status:
Exactly. To the behemoth that is our municipal, state, and federal government, who the f*ck do you think you are to give and take freedoms that are supposed to be a birthright?