First, there were the hearings that Congress held regarding the use of steroids by MLB players. Now, wacko representative Henry Waxman (Democrat, naturally), who hails from my own dear state of California, wants to take on something of even more pressing concern than steroids.
After doing some sniffing around with those big ol' nostrils of his, Waxman has decided that it is of utmost importance that the use of chewing tobacco be banned in Major League Baseball. I kid you not:
Major League Baseball and the players’ union should “take action to end the use of smokeless tobacco by big league players,” said Representative Henry Waxman, chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, at the start of a hearing today.Aside from the fact that this is none of the business of Congress, even if it was, does not the U.S. Congress have more important matters to address? And if they actually have time to deal with an issue like this, then I think it is time to turn Congress into a part-time legislature. Seriously.
What is it Will Rodgers said? "No man's life, liberty or fortune is safe while our legislature is in session."
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson