Found a bit of a hiccup in the Utopian Libertarian philosophy of the world today, via amazing idiot Ron Paul. Yesterday, Paul voted against a ban on lead and other dangerous chemicals from items such as jewelry and rubber ducks that children can suck on. He was the only one. The vote was 424 to 1.
Alarmed by a year of recalls targeting millions of tainted toys, the House voted overwhelming Wednesday to ban lead and other dangerous chemicals from items such as jewelry and rubber ducks that could end up in kids' mouths.
The ban would also make sure all toys are tested in a lab, before they are given to children, who shove them in every hole in their bodies. Ron Paul, who is a doctor, stayed true to the Libertarian belief that the free market will fix everything, which is a child-like, Utopian view of the world. And in this instance, dangerous. Libertarians would rather the market punish manufacturers who put so much lead in toys that they cause brain damage in children. See, first kids have to suffer brain damage, then we do something about it by not purchasing their deadly toys. Did I mention this moron is a doctor? And a father? And a grandfather? And a moron?