by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
I have long believed that libertarians are those who actually try to follow the books of internally-inconsistent rules. Today, streets were blocked downtown for festivals. I turned down an unblocked, and as far as I could tell unmarked, two-way street to avoid a closed road. At the next intersection was another road block to the left, a “one-way, do not enter” street straight ahead and one to the right. Was it legal to throw the car in reverse? Probably not; but not to worry about the inconvenience. For every dollar I waste in gasoline, the attendant at the gas station gets $1, and he is able to spend $1 more on cigarettes, and the tobacco growers are able to spend $1 more on organic pest control, and the organic pest control industry is able to spend $1 more on lobbyists, and the lobbyists are able to spend $1 more on senators, and the senators are able to spend $1 more on wine, and the winery is able to spend $1 more on advertising. We’ll be covered in cash afore long.