Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

EPA Video Contest

The EPA is holding a contest to which you can send a video celebrating the greatness of regulation.
Almost every aspect of our lives is touched by federal regulations...Even before you leave the house in the morning, government regulations help set the price of the coffee you drink, the voltage of electricity in your alarm clock, and the types of programming allowed on the morning news.

..and the reward is $2, taxpayer money...Only in America can you enter a contest and win tax money back from the government...

Here are's entries:

How much money has been wasted on this act of stupidity?  How often does stupid shit like this happen in our government?  Moreover, this is why our government is going bankrupt!  And the Democrats want MORE government...and the inherent waste that's invovled.  Not me, no thanks.  Fire the adminsitrators who approved this, fire the idiots who came up with the idea and eliminate the bureaucratic department who's fault this is...that's the way to save money.

H/T Instapundit

UPDATE:  The Heritage Foundation has one as well...

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