Monday, March 06, 2006

Berkeley City Council's Overreach

One of my "favorite" examples of left-wing sanctimoniousness is the Berkeley City Council. From bringing the hammer down on a Boy Scouts allied organization, to temporarily forcing the fire department to remove Old Glory from fire engines just after 9/11, to opening its own "formal censure" proceedings against the Bush administration, the council is conservatives' poster child for everything about progressives that is simultaneously idiotic and self-congratulatory, the left-wing loonybin of their imaginations incarnate. At minimum, they are certainly way too impressed with themselves. Aren't fixing potholes and mediating zoning disputes time-consuming enough for them?

The biggest piece of overreach they ever passed, or that anyone is ever likely to pass, was their ban on the weaponization of outer space, or that portion that floats over their city. Forget about meddling in national or international politics. As the earth rotates on its axis, and the earth revolves around the sun, and the sun travels around the Milky Way, and the Milky Way pinwheels through space, this resolution will bring most of the entire universe under the jurisdiction of these silly little people. In their dreams.

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