Wednesday, November 29, 2006

James Robertson Has Lost His Mind

Here's another example of the courts gone mad.

U.S. District Judge James Robertson ordered the Treasury Department to find ways
for the blind to tell bills apart.

You know where this could go. Law suits filed against famous artists. Not being able to see shouldn't prohibit one from enjoying the best of the art world. Lawsuits filed against car makers. After all, just being blind shouldn't prohibit one from driving to the grocery to spend his multi-sized money . They are going to have to make cars that "drive" themselves so those who can't see can sit behind the wheel too.

It hasn't been that long ago a blind friend of mine told me how he put his money in specific order so he could find the right denominations easily. That, however, may be way too logical for today's courts. Then again, Ol' BC has a problem drawing the line from one person being born with a disability to the government discriminating against that person when the government hasn't changed anything since this country's inception based on prejudice or partiality with regard to our money. It is as it always has been. Not all people have equal abilities. If they did, Ol' BC would have had an NBA or MLB career. Where was Judge Robertson when I needed him?

Just a thought.


At 11:13 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

While there's nothing inherently wrong with helping out people with disabilities, there's nothing in the Constitution that allows one branch of government to order the other around on an issue that is not included in the Constitution.

Of course, there's nothing in the Constitution that allows the federal government to print paper money either, but that's another issue entirely.


At 1:18 PM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

I see nothing wrong with attempting to aid the blind. Even your friend's system can be flawed, and let's face it, there are unscrupulous people out there. The problem is that it will probably cost millions just to investigate the possibility of changing money, let alone the task of doing it. I hope no blind folks are in charge!

At 4:35 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

I see nothing wrong with it, either, Beef ...

Except that the Constitution doesn't allow the federal government to do it. Nor does it allow one branch to order another to do anything of the sort.

My point has nothing to do with whether the blind should be helped, but with whether the federal government has the authority to get involved.


At 6:30 AM, Blogger Sir Loin of Beef said...

Frankly, RWR, I don't care what your point was. I wasn't addressing you. And in future, just assume that I never am. Okay? :)

At 10:54 PM, Blogger Col. Hogan said...

When I was in the Navy, I spent some liberty time in a few cities in Italy. At the time (early 1960's), the Italian currency was different sizes for different denominations. It was kind of a novelty....

My personal preference would be gold and silver coin. Different denominations would, of course, be different sizes and weights. Not only would blind folk be able to easily use the coins, but it'd make the government more honest.

That's something that's sorely needed!

At 1:17 PM, Blogger RightWingRocker said...

I'll say whatever I want to whomever I want, Beef, just like you do.

You can kiss my hairy white ass if you don't like it.



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