Monday, October 03, 2005

Your House is Too Big -- You're Not Allowed to Heat It

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I'm a guillable ass. Ace of Spades highlighted this story and someone pointed out that the proposal was the result of a good citizen committing a pretty good piece of satire making fun of the nanny-state.

This is unreal. The State of Washington and the politicians that are hired to protect our liberty. I would not be at all surprised to see this pass. The demagogues get a two-fer: Attack the "rich" and "save the planet."

This is the sort of thing our Senators should be asking potential judges and justices. Is denying a citizen the use of his property a "takings" under the 5th Amendment?

Assigned Number: 907
Filed: 01/31/2005

Mr. Mark Horan
505 S 325th St, #22A
Federal Way, WA 98003

Ballot Title
Initiative Measure No. 907 concerns energy conservation in homes.

This measure would require residents of cities with a population of 500,000 or more, in homes with three or more bedrooms, to refrain from heating at least one bedroom from October to February.

Ballot Measure Summary
This measure would require energy conservation by residents of cities with a population of 500,000 or more, whose homes have three or more bedrooms. Such residents would be required not to heat at least one bedroom (at least two for homes with five or more bedrooms) between October 21 and February 21 of each year, and to seal off such rooms from the rest of the residence. Violators could be fined $10,000 per month.

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