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Give Me Liberty...

Sebastian Tombs 20 August 2010 5 Comments

While this country has won great victories in the arena of corporate freedom, the battle rages on. Congress stubbornly persists in fabricating reasons to meddle in the private sector. And the result? More laws, more restrictions, more regulation and oversight. And the result of those? Less innovation, less scientific discoveries, less new products and less consumer choice.

To recap, what are Congress's legitimate responsibilities?

1) Fiscal Power

The Congress is responsible for levying and collecting taxes. This money is used to pay our country's debts and to provide for the defense and well-being of our nation. Congress controls borrowing money and coining and printing currency. They also establish standards for weights and measures and punish counterfeiters.

2) Trade Regulation

The Congress holds the power to regulate foreign and interstate trade. However, they cannot make a law which would give an advantage in trade between two or more states.

3) Military Power

The Congress is responsible for defending our country by establishing a military force. The organization, arming, establishment of military laws - and seeing that military laws are enforced, belongs to Congress. Military power is shared with the president who is considered the Commander in Chief. However, the power to declare war is granted to the Congress.

4) Other Powers

Congress is also responsible for establishing rules for citizenship in the United States. They are required to maintain a post office, make laws for copyrights and patents, and govern the District of Columbia.

A self-evident truth:

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

So this is where we are. Congress oversteps the legitimate authority it receives from the people. While politicians seek to raise the amount of testing required before new drugs may be brought to market, Americans are dying. Despite a current set of testing timelines that has served us all well, bureaucrats are working right now to double them to 90 days!

Now, you will be forgiven for thinking that doesn't sound too awful. But consider this: ILS makes drugs for 290 different ailments. Our products are enjoyed around the world by millions. How many of those will sicken and die as a result of these changes? A few thousand? Perhaps a million?

Sad, but true:

One death is a tragedy; one million is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin                                                                                                                                                                          

Like Stalin, Congress has lost sight of the impact of their actions. To them, a million deaths is a regrettable statistic. A bitter taste as the medicine goes down, but no more.

The time has come to resist. To say no, and fight back. Even one death is too much. Congress must not be allowed to wrap their hands around the throat of private industry.

While some among us clamor for "Second Amendment solutions", ILS disagrees. We have not, and will never condone violence as a political means. That way lies chaos and barbarism. Instead, we fight with our uniquely American weapon: money.

A full promotional campaign is coming soon, but let me be the first to announce our new initiative:

For every dollar you send to help defeat the troublesome elements within Congress, ILS will contribute $100. As we would have said back in my Marine Corps days, now that's a force multiplier! So join us! Send what you can now, before it's too late.

God bless you all.

About the Author
As Chief Operating Officer of Integrated Life Sciences, Sebastian Tombs is communicator of the vision and mission to the organization. He sets expectations for: Sales, Operations, Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Risk Management, Quality Assurance, Counter-Espionage and Information Systems.
 

Comments:

You're joking, right? You equate reasonable safety standards with "wrapping their hands around the throat of private industry"? Whenever I hear this kind of blather, I know we're really talking about special interests.

James Sinclair 20 August 2010
 

Yes, ILS does have a 'special interest' in our customers. What responsible company wouldn't? But before you jump to wild conclusions, take a little time and learn about us and the work we do. You may be pleasantly surprised.

Sebastian Tombs 21 August 2010
 

You know, that's a great idea. I've been looking into your company a bit, and I think there's a side of ILS you don't want the world to see. I've had some pieces published in the Times, and I'm sure they'd be interested in an expose on you. Thanks for the idea!

James Sinclair 22 August 2010

 

Mr. Tombs, I'm James Sinclair's wife, Michelle. I've tried reaching you through normal means, but can't get through to you. Please, if you're responsible for my husband's disappearance, please let him come home again. I swear whatever he was working on will be forgotten, and no questions asked. We have two girls, and they need their father back.

Michelle Sinclair 12 September 2010

 

I'm very sorry to hear he's left you. Of course, ILS had nothing to do with your family's misfortunes. Best of luck. Why don't you have a delicious Chatillon Chai to clear your head!

Sebastian Tombs 15 September 2010