According to this article on Foxnews.com California Senator Ted Lieu(D) is considering taking legislative action and boycotting Lowes home improvement store for not advertising on a Muslim reality show.
"We want to raise awareness so that consumers will know during this holiday shopping season that Lowe's is engaging in religious discrimination," Lieu said.
This is how Lieu believes a broke California Government should spend it's time and money?
I called Mr. Lieu for a response but haven't heard back form him at this time. After doing a little research though it appears there is no area of an individuals life that Mr. Lieu believes should be safe from government intrusion. On his website is a link to legislation he has authored. What I found was a shocking assortment of statism, time/money wasting, and frivolous busy-bodying.
One of Mr. Lieu's 2011 "legislative accomplishments" requires that all pets to be microchipped with the owner’s contact information when they are reunited or adopted from a shelter. It's a fine idea...but not on the say so of the government.
How about SB 746: This law prohibiting children under the age of 18 from using ultra violet tanning beds. Again government deciding that they should be parent to our children. I know some people will scream about the risk and dangers of tanning beds--That's not the point. No one is disputing that tanning beds can be harmful, it's simply not the role of government to protect us from ourselves or to parent our children.
These are just a couple of examples of Lieu's addiction to government. It is this type of nonsense that has left California broke and over-regulated. The role of government is to protect private property and individual rights. A government cannot force us to be accepting of each other and they cannot protect us from ourselves. They have no legitimate right to try and when they do we get a broken down oppressive bureaucracy.
This morning I left a voice mail for the senator asking him to explain to me how this is a role of the government. He has yet to respond. Maybe you should call and ask him yourself.
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