I care! The ban is foolish! I want my incandescent bulbs!
I like the ban! Bring on new lighting technology!
I dont care either way!
I like incandescent bulbs and fluorescent ones. But dont make a law about them!
OTHER / I dont know / Chimichanga
It appears your driving motives for your argument are quite selfish in nature. You have left it up to our children to fix our mess instead of contributing to cleaning up now. This is the lazy approach that U.S. citizens are so infamous for. You call caring about others "fear" and a consider it a "restriction of freedom".
I have never said that one cannot do whatever they want to .. I have only added the qualifier that one can do whatever they want so long as they are not hurting others. I would find it hard for anyone to find some ethical position that refutes such a philosophy.
I do not think people understand that simply because certain actions that cause other relatively little harm (e.g certain "light-bulbs") does not make that action O.K. This is like saying, "well, its O.K. too steal because its not as bad as murder". Just admit your crimes and do your best to preserve our world for our children .. its not that hard. I'm not suggesting you wallow in your wrongdoings, but simply suggesting that people acknowledge their wrongdoings and do their best to right such wrongs, rather than making excuses and putting the solution to the problem on someone else's shoulders. Most people who cannot find a way to fix a problem, downplay the severity of the problem in order to feel better about themselves.
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Getting back to the question you backed out of .. I believe you originally said:
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.