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posted: 1/7/2014 4:40 AM

Perhaps they'll next outlaw pedestrians

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Perhaps they'll next outlaw pedestrians

A recent Daily Herald article stated that there was an increase in railway/road crossing collisions in Illinois, up 9.5 percent from 2012.

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That can only mean one thing. In the collective mind of the Democrat-run Illinois government, no circumstance can ever just improve on its own and no situation can ever get better until the Illinois government swoops in and interferes, er, I mean, intervenes and creates a law that bans the activity.

Due to this mindset, I foresee a law coming that outlaws trains, outlaws pedestrians or outlaws both trains and pedestrians. Given their arrogance and their ability to knee-jerk react and not think long-term, I honestly think that such a law would not be out of the realm of possibilities with this group.

Illinois government has the habit of taking a one time, single event/difficulty and assuming it will now be the standard for all of the future and with absolutely no hope of the situation ever working itself out -- by itself -- for the better. Because of this, it's no wonder Illinois was ranked as one of the least free states in which to live in regards to personal freedom.

Illinois ranked 45 out of the 50 states according to the "Freedom in the 50 States" rankings developed by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Perhaps, with 2014 being an election year, we can give these nannies their pink slips and give ourselves some additional freedoms. That should be the new standard (and always should have been).

Mike Goba

Lombard

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