What's Doing in the Laboratories of Democracy?
By Charles P. Pierce
Welcome back to our very-often weekly survey of the great ideas percolating, and of the great minds in which that percolating gets done, in the 50 states where, as we all know, the real business of the people is always getting done. Tenth Amendment! Enumerated powers! Liberty!
Swinging east, we find ourselves in county in North Carolina, where the county commission provided a sterling example of why local control is the smartest, bestest, most Libertyist kind of control there is:
Chairman Ted Davis said he thought it was a sad day when "taxpayers are asked to pay money to buy for contraceptives" for women having sex without planning responsibly. "If these young women were responsible people and didn't have the sex to begin with, we wouldn't be in this situation," Davis said.
Nobody on the commission voted to accept the family-planning funds, which is how Liberty! is maintained in New Hanover County. If ladies don't want to be getting the pregnant from the sexytime, they can get protective restraining orders, although these may not apply de facto to New Hanover county commissioners, who are too busy squeezing The Poors to pay attention to them. A "no-brainer" does appear to be right down the commission's alley.
Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/arizona-contraception-bill-7333751#ixzz1p9ODUsLc
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