So, this week, I got this really nifty book in the mail. It’s all about a piece of legislation, that I personally think is very cool, although currently — and unfortunately — pigeonholed into partisan lines.
Now, why am I talking about a book on tax policy? While I happen to like the idea, it may turn out that the ideas contained in The Fair Tax Book turn out to be total bunk. But, for over a year now, the first and foremost objection to this legislation has been “it can’t happen. ‘Group X’ will never let it happen.” Well, to answer that, Linder and Boortz wrote a book, and now, simply because a lot of people want to hash out whether it stands a chance, said book occupies Amazon’s #2 slot, right behind Harry Potter. That’s “can do,” right there, and “can do” is the spirit upon which the freedom of our republic rests.
Welcome, to the Carnival of the Optimists.
We have found extra-terran water. Turns out there’s a frozen lake of it, conveniently at the surface of Mars, to be used as soon as we can get there (which is good, because it will give us time to go after the subsurface water). We have to leave the cradle of life eventually, if only so that we’re protected against diseases as this world’s peoples are bound ever-more-closely together. One of the first and foremost problems of doing so has now been definitely answered.
Are these things hard? You betcha.
Are they worth it? You betcha.
Can it be done?
See you next week.