Aug 27, 2010 Political
The EPA will consider banning lead ammunition along with lead shot and lead sinkers used for fishing. The EPA is not allowed to regulate ammunition (by statute) and this would seem to be out of its jurisdiction. That does not seem to have hampered the agency from taking up the issue.
The Weekly Standard is asking if the EPA will rule to ban lead ammo and further push voters to remove Democrats from office, particularly in conservative areas where Democrats hold office. This is a valid question given that lead is used by sportsmen and a ban on it will likely double the cost of sports items, particularly ammunition.
The answer here seems to be a simple one. The EPA has no jurisdiction to regulate ammunition so it should not be allowed to regulate the composition of ammunition. The problem is, rules and statutes are seldom followed by government unless those rules or statutes support what it wants to do. Otherwise it ignores them and pushes on with its agenda.
The voters will be sending a very simple message in November and if the EPA does something unlawful and stupid then that message might be sent to a lot more people than Democrats would be comfortable with.
The EPA is typical of a government agency that gets too big and involves itself in things that it ought not to. The problem we face is that these ever expanding agencies are not held accountable for what they do.
We can start that making government accountable by holding the politicians accountable. They make sure things get done the way we want or we bounce them on their rear ends.
November will be a good time to start and we can keep getting rid of the temple monkeys until we are governed by a smaller government that does what we tell it to.
Never surrender, never submit.
Mar 10, 2010 Political
It looks like the left’s messiah, Barack Obama, is not much of a fan of fishing. A panel working on this issue is set to make recommendations by the end of March and the recommendations are likely to involve ending fishing in “…the nation’s oceans, coastal areas, Great Lakes, and even inland waters.”
About 60 million people fish in this country but now that might end if the environmental groups involved in this process get their way. If they make recommendations to end fishing, Mr. Transparent, is expected to implement the recommendations by issuing an Executive Order.
Many people in this country earn an honest living by fishing and millions more enjoy the sport as a past time. Obama can eliminate many jobs and end this past time with the stroke of his pen. The indications are all there that this will happen and happen soon. The government has cut off public comment on the issue which means that the people will no longer be heard on the subject.
Complaining to members of Congress, while therapeutic, will be of no avail because Obama will bypass Congress and enact this via EO.
What will happen next? Will Obama convene a panel to look at hunting? If the environmentalist wackos decide (and they will) that hunting should not be allowed in this country will Obama enact that via EO?
Will he convene a panel of Brady gun control freaks to decide if guns should be allowed in America and then enact gun control via EO?
This might sound unrealistic but who would have ever thought a US leader would ban fishing in this country?
Barack Obama won the last election with 69.5 million votes. I am willing to bet that with 60 million anglers in this country he will not get that many the next time.
Is there any person in this country who has this much disdain for the American way of life, our values and traditions?
It is time for the states to step up and tell this anti American zealot that any waterways belonging to the states will not have fishing banned and if the feds do not like it they can pound sand. It is time for those who fish to let Obama know they will not obey his EO.
Obama will make fishers of men and those men will be fishing for a new leader.