James Leroy Wilson's blog

Saturday, February 03, 2007

What Kind of Country Is This?

The President of an independent country of 20 million people announces that all 11 and 12 year-old girls would be forced to have a cervical cancer vaccine. The country's legislature is bypassed in this decision. The drug company that provides the vaccine has close ties to the President; it has given him financial help, and his former top aide and mother-in-law of his current top aide works for this drug company, which stands to make tens of millions of the taxpayer's money from this order.

What would you call this country?

a) corrupt
b) undemocratic
c) a totalitarian dictatorship
d) all of the above

Well, actually, I'm not talking about a foreign, independent country, I'm talking about the state of Texas. Butler Shaffer has some good remarks on Governor Rick Perry's attack on liberty.

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