Somewhere I remember reading that ruleÂ during my high school or collegiate education. Was it in Civics class? Â Or was it in History or World Problems? Either way, it’s right there in the constitution. And for good reason.
New “federal rules” require the necessity of getting a federal license, finger printing, and a photo identification for the common use of a cherry gun here in the fertile Yakima Valley where I reside. ATF officials say that these relatively harmless noice makers are instead, just shy of being lethal weapons. Of course to them,Â so are theÂ forks used at your family picnic–especially if it’s my family.
The regulation also requires a criminal background check, other ridiculous mandates such as storing them in a vault similar to Fort Knox, and of course, MONEY. Big surprise. InÂ the field of medicine, we had a recentÂ CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) mandate that now requires a “face to face visit”Â Â in order to getÂ at homeÂ nursing care. This is designedÂ Â for those whose health has deteriorated to a point that they can’t leave the home any longer–except to get that face to face visit they now require. How much sense does that make?
This is why the founding fathersÂ mandated thatÂ “Only congress shall make law…” They knew that the process ofÂ requiring ideas to first goÂ through the House of Representatives and then through the SenateÂ would act as a barrier to foolish regulations that are now innudating our way of life here in the United States.
It’s time for all of us toÂ admit that a utopian society doesn’t exist, even in Shangri-La. Most of us that read the book Lost Horizon realized that it was only an imaginary place where life approached perfection. It wasn’t a place that we were supposed to try creating through federal regulations of this sort.