Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Power to Destroy

I was in a discussion with an immigrant Muslim today. He was quite upset about the riotous assaults on our stations in the Middle East. He was puzzling how to stop them.

He sees that YouTube movie about Muhammad as part of the problem, and was trying to figure out an end-run around the first amendement, to stop that sort of film from being made.

He found inspiration in John Roberts' recent ruling on the healthcare law. The theory of the ruling was that we can't make people eat broccoli, but we can TAX them for not eating broccoli.

So he proposed taxing people who make inflammatory videos.

He was quickly told that his approach was no-go. But I was impressed by his logic.

If you can't quite give something the axe,
just slap it with a tax!

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