Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Light Bulb.......

What is the world coming to?

It seems it is perfectly legal to kill unborn babies for any reason or no reason at all. But soon it will be strictly against federal law to buy, sell or traffic in incandescent light bulbs.

This is a problem.

Tens of millions of American children have been murdered since 1973 have been justified on the basis of choice. Activists for abortion say they don't really justify the moral decision to kill unwanted, unborn children, but they believe every mother has a right to make that choice. They say they are not for abortion, they say. They are for choice. Well then I should have the choice of shooting someone without going to jail because it was my choice. Women who don't want children should do everything in their power to avoid pregnancy including becoming abstinent.

In addition to raising auto fuel efficiency standards 40 percent, an energy bill passed by Congress in December that bans the incandescent light bulb by 2014.

President Bush signed the 822-page measure into law after it was sent up Pennsylvania Avenue in a Toyota Prius hybrid vehicle. The House passed the bill by a 314-100 vote after approval by the Senate.

The phase-out of incandescent light is to begin with the 100-watt bulb in 2012 and end in 2014 with the 40-watt. All light bulbs must use 25 percent to 30 percent less 2014. By 2020, bulbs must be 70 percent more efficient than they are today. Australia was the first country to announce an outright ban by 2010. critics of Thomas Edison's invention argue it uses more energy to produce light than the compact fluorescent, or CFL, bulb. While standard light bulbs cost about 50 cents, the spiral CFL sells for about $3. Advocates argue, however, the CFL lasts five years longer and uses about 75 percent less energy.

But the presence of small amounts of highly toxic mercury in CFLs poses problems for consumers when breakage occurs and for disposal when bulbs eventually burn out. The potential environmental hazard created by the mass introduction of billions of CFLs with few disposal sites and a public unfamiliar with the risks is great and recycling experts say the solutions are at least five years away.

The Department of Energy, nevertheless, is encouraging citizens to pledge to replace at least one incandescent bulb with a CFL.

This issue is bigger than light bulbs. It's about freedom, It's about choice. It's about the Constitution. It's about America and everything that makes this country unique and special in the world.

I hope you see why this issue is important of this issue. If the federal government can take away your incandescent light bulbs, what else can the federal government take away from us?

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