A Complaint for Wednesday

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) has introduced H.Con.Res.155, “Supporting the goals and ideals of ‘Complaint Free Wednesday.’” The bill description says:

Expresses support for the goals and ideals of Complaint Free Wednesday. Encourages each person in the United States to remember that having a positive life begins with having a positive attitude. Recognizes and reaffirms the meaning of Thanksgiving by asking each person in the United States to use Complaint Free Wednesday to refrain from complaining and prepare for a day of gratitude.

So what’s my complaint? My complaint is that people get elected to office and they think their every passing thought should be a law. Eat less, exercise more, play classical music to unborn children, have a college football playoff, keep your frequent-flyer miles forever, don’t complain so much – every time a politician has an idea, he writes a law to ban or mandate something.

So, please, send Rep. Cleaver a message – on this Wednesday of all Wednesdays, complain about politicians who don’t understand that the powers of the federal government are “few and defined” and think that all their preferences should be enacted into law.