I was very busy yesterday so I didn’t have time to do much with this story:
Six GOP lawmakers want the Department of Transportation to erect signs along every unmarked road leading from New Hampshire into Massachusetts, stating: “Warning: Massachusetts Border 500 Feet.”
This is actually more legit than it sounds as there are several laws that radically change once you cross the border concerning seatbelts, guns, fireworks etc that can get you pinched in a hurry but Michael Graham had a field day with it yesterday:
They’ve got a point. If you’re a rational person who believes you have the right to protect yourself and your family from crooks; or that the US Constitution applies in every state, including its 2nd Amendment; or that adults should be able to buy adult beverages from stores that want to sell them; or that deciding whether or not to wear a helmet or seat belt is a decision for a grown-up citizen to make; etc., etc.—You’re going to find Massachusetts a very dangerous place.
And unfortunately he’s not just making a joke as this story indicates:
First police charged his brother for assaulting a thief allegedly breaking into his truck.
Now Ken McKay Jr., of Swampscott says police told him he risks being arrested and up to a $5,000 fine and or a year in prison for supporting his brother by holding a protest outside Lynn District Court.
“You have people protesting military funerals, have people holding Ku Klux Klan rallies and, really, you’re going to prevent me from protesting something unjust?” Ken McKay Jr. said during a recent interview. “They are throwing anything and everything they can at us to stop us, and I’m just not going to let that happen.”
Graham notes the double standard:
How, in the era of the Occupod, does someone get arrested for standing around outside a courthouse for a few hours holding a sign?
That’s a really good question, I don’t have an answer, but I do have an effect that goes with this cause from Right Wing Granny:
I will admit that when my husband retires, we will probably relocate. The tax policy of a state will be taken into consideration at that time. Tax policies in Massachusetts (and the cost of living in the state) make it a less than ideal place to retire.
She quotes a Daily Caller piece that notes
If weather matters more than taxes, then why is Alaska performing so well compared to California and Hawaii? Alaska may have the worst climate in the country and California and Hawaii arguably have the best, but Alaska has out-performed both states on nearly every measure, according to Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer Economic Competitiveness Index, a report from the American Legislative Exchange Council.
and don’t forget the North Dakota winters.
Me, I advise both of my boys to leave this state as soon as they are able.