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
Regarding this lightbulb mess, why is it that conservatives aren't pushing for researching ever increased efficiencies (in terms of lumens per watt) that would would render this entire debate moot? Why can't they push for something that would make our descendants laugh at the fact that we had to settle for incandescent light bulbs and then CFLs? Why do they mire us down in these stupid and false debates instead of pushing for something that's going to lift us all right out of them? THAT's the American Spirit, Les. THAT's what it means to be a patriot: Anything the world does, America can do better. At least, that's what it used to mean. Now, I wonder.
Kids, don't employ slippery slope arguments. They're stupid and could be made about absolutely anything. Countering a slippery slope argument with positive slippery slopyness is not permitted. OK, that's all for now.
As for the banning of certain items... Of course there were laws banning various things. Every country has some. If you look at what laws existed in that year, you'll find some. And you'll certainly find others enacted quite quickly afterwords.
As for the lightbulb thing... Sure, let's update our standards to use better technology. Whining about the freedom to use a worse product is just stupid. Get with the modern world, people.
Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
Let's start banning older cars. Narf.