Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Of all the Dumb Things for Congress to Decide on...

I think voting is kind of a dumb way to choose a champion, but I'm not a college football fan, the teams seem to like it that way (except when they lose), some of the fans agree, and those that don't seem to go along with the system, so I guess that's their business. Other leagues and associations are free to adopt their own rules. So why, in the name of freedom, to we need a congressional committee, and the House Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection subcommittee at that, to decide these things for us?

Can't the people be trusted to decide these things for themselves? Has a young congress-critter (congressperson might not be inclusive enough these days) finally got invited to a subcommittee meeting, and the power has gone to his head, destroying all sense of proportion and justice? Ah, I just spotted the answer, about halfway down the piece:
Shortly after his election last year, Barack Obama said there should be a playoff system.
And we can't let one of Fearless Leader's words fall to the ground, however minor, silly, and ill-advised.

Of course, the toadies at Associated Press have to emphasize the "steep odds" the bill faces: one "nay" vote in committee so far, and the apparently mistaken impression some of us have that "surely Congress has more important issues than spending taxpayer money to dictate how college football is played." Fortunately, we have the assurance from subcommittee chairman, Rep. Bobby Rush, an Illinois Democrat who co-sponsored the bill, that, "We can walk and chew gum at the same time."

Asking whether the Government can micro-mange GM, college football, and every last detail of our personal lives purposely avoids the question of whether it should. This is not only another blow for Big Government and against freedom of choice, it will do nothing to improve Commerce, Trade, or Consumer Protection. Is College Football really such a threat to Truth, Justice, and People for the American Way?

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Blogger Arby said...

For the life of me, I do not understand why anyone cares. That just reveals my bias against college sports. Who gives a chirp, anyway? That congress actually believes it has a horse in that race is staggering. Their priorities are skewed. More importantly, their understanding of freedom is lost.

December 10, 2009 at 8:16 AM  

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