Here’s a message to newly elected lawmakers who rode into Frankfort on the wave of a TEA party vote: How you’re voting is speaking so loud, I can’t hear what you’re saying.
Lawmakers who claim the TEA party principles of limited government, more individual liberty and the accompanying personal responsibility cannot become establishment candidates when the heat is hot and then claim limited-government status in the next election.
While I respect our law enforcement officers, I don’t subscribe to the hard-sell tactics by the bureaucrats who lead their various organizations to get legislation passed that would drive up health care costs and further diminish our individual freedoms by requiring a prescription to purchase cold medicines that contain pseudoephedrine just because the ingredient is used by criminals to make the dangerous drug methamphetamine.
There’s a big difference between supporting our law enforcement officers and the pencil pushing bureaucrats who have nothing better to do than to play legislative games apparently just to show their relevance.
All concerned Kentuckians should get on Facebook tonight and the phone tomorrow and tell their legislators to vote against making cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine a controlled substance.
To reach your legislator, call 502-564-8100 and ask for your legislator’s office. Be polite but firm as you leave your message or speak with your representative. Ask them to refrain from further intrusion into your personal freedom.
Think about it: Would you rather pay $1.89 for your favorite cold medicine over the counter or have to visit the doctor and pay $100 to get a prescription?
Think about this, too: At what point do we say we’ve had enough of fat-cat politicians trying to dictate every single decision in our daily lives when they can’t even get their own fiscal house in order.
Finally, read my recent column on the issue by clicking here.