You are free to do as we tell you.

Bill Hicks


Surely- people must be controlled with licenses, permits, permissions, inspections, certificates, authorizations, fees, directives and mandates.

How else could we be safe?

Medical marijuana: ‘Medibles’ industry thrives, lacks safety regulations


American culture has a freedom fetish. It brags about freedom anytime federal holidays or overseas military operations are in the news, while insisting on controlling peaceful & voluntary adult behavior.


Could people rely on each other or on private organizations to monitor quality control?

Gardens help fill shelves at food banks

“Contributions come from small farms, community pea patches and backyard planting boxes.”


I am not out to do away with certifications, but business owners should be free to opt out.

This concept is already at work in the case of organic farms that go with organic protocols except for the time, expense and paperwork required for government certification.

Raw milk is another example.

ULConsumer Reports, and AAA are examples of private organizations that work to monitor safety and performance of consumer products and services.

Washington State may not be such a great leader in terms of health standards anyway. Soap is always present on Washington State ferries. In Washington State Parks, it is common to find no soap in the restrooms. People live in parks for days at a time, prepare food, host reunions and attempt to teach children proper hygene habits.


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