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Having come from liberal Northampton, a city with an even occasionally impartial newspaper has been an unfamiliar pleasure, the benefits of which I have today experienced. Blazing across the top-right column of the Telegram & Gazette was this headline: Income tax end has foes: Supporters say time has come. Although it's an AP story, the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Springfield Republican have apparently ignored it.
Such joy this has brought me. As the Ron Paul campaign has been saying, freedom is popular, especially in the leadup to the 2008 election. Next year will likely be a good year- besides the chance we have of electing Ron Paul, we in the Bay State have a genuine chance to deal a hammer blow to big government and socialism. Imagine what it would say if Massachusetts, realm of gay pride parades and bomb-free zones, could cut the amount of money we give the goons on Beacon Hill by 40%! We got 45% of the vote in 2002, and there was so little publicity that even I, who at the time prayed each night for a Romney victory, didn't know about it for a few years afterwards. I'm going to be on this measure day in and day out from now on; with luck, we will be Taxachusetts no more!
Also on the ballot will be a measure to legalize ownership small amounts of marijuana [good idea- though I'm no fan of pot, the nanny state's argument for illegality logically could be used to ban alcohol, tobacco, trans fats, or even sugar, as they are all worse for our health than pot, and have, unlike the latter, actually lead to disease and death], a measure to ban greyhound racing [animal rights nuts] and a confusing measure to simplify the laws on low-income housing [aids a socialist program, and therefore bad]. I simply cannot wait for the first Tuesday of November 2008.