2009-01-12

Tribute Tuesday: A Tribute to Congress

Tuesday's Tribute
A Jay and Deb Production.



This is a tribute to congress. To the geniuses who have decided that I am not capable to decide what is healthy and right for my children, when it comes to clothing and toys that is.

This is for the sneaky folks who snuck in an act that will require all manufacturers to go through lengthy and expensive testing for every lot and every size of every item that they will sell that may end up in the hands of someone 12 and under.

They have decided that it is ok to chain smoke in front of a small child, in a car, windows up but illegal to sell a handmade organic t-shirt to them.

They have decided that a parent can make the decision whether or not their child will be safe with a fire arm in their home, but they cannot best decide what toy would be safe.

They have found it in their short sighted wisdom, that are so incapable of making decisions for our children that they have to basically force out of business every crafter and small business that gives parents American made, hand made, creative and refreshing choices for their young ones.

This is also a tribute to all the mother and fathers and business owners who are starting to fight this law. This is to all the bloggers who have tried to disseminate this information, and make the general public aware of a law Congress has tried to sneak by. We are fortunate to live in a democracy - we are lucky that we, the people, do have a voice in what occurs in our country and we can speak up for what we do and don't agree with.

I implore you once again, write a letter to your congress person, to your state representative.

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer has written a wonderfully informative post about this issue.

Check out my previous post for other sites and bloggers that are upset.

And I found a new AMAZING SITE here...one thing spelled out is that if you sell items you are considered a "reseller" and they will only come after "resellers" if they knowingly sell tainted/bad items....ok....so this is a step....but seriously check out this site....great information and well written, easy to understand.

11 comments:

  1. I can see why you're so passionate about this. Glad to hear the "reseller" clause. I have considered creating a web business selling handmade burp cloths, etc. My plans are in limbo until this is all figured out.
    Have a good night!

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  2. I swear this is the most ridculous "law" I have ever heard of!! Thanks for the info on the reseller clause and the links to other website.

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  3. this is a great and informative tribute! oh congress...so misguided about so many things!

    thanks for playing along. you totally have the right idea! see you next tuesday!

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  4. This law was a reaction without thinking it through. I've written to my congressman & he thinks it's over the top too so I am hoping it can be fixed.

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  5. Wow, I had no idea! I will definitely be looking into this more closely.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I am so upset about this too. I totally agree with you. The government really needs to worry about bigger issues here. Ugh.
    Thanks for all the links. So helpful!

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  7. now this makes me wonder - who will reap all the rewards of the added costs now?? humm -guess that would be use hugh?

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  8. I'll be checking out those sites. Our government in action...*sigh*...Thanks for the info!

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  9. Liz-
    When I saw the title, I knew I was about to love your post...

    maybe if they keep making laws like these, I won't have to trust myself to make any decisions for myself or my family at all.

    And WE are paying them...mind boggling...

    Great Tuesday's Tribute! Hope to see you again next week!

    Jay

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