Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

China & Dogs: Are More Laws Neded?

Usually, I hate it when laws are introduced that limit trade and involve commerce. But I have a problem with what China is doing along with its allegedly unwitting conspirators, stores in the US such as Nordstroms, etc.
According the The Humane Society, China has been importing FAUX FUR into the US legally but it is illegal to import the fur of domesticated dogs (Think Eddie from FRAISER). China, however, mislabeled the fur as FAUX and imported it. The only crime is that one has to intentionally know that they are importing Dog Fur, instead of FAUX Fur.
So the Humane Society caught on and there's going to be some bill about truth in labeling being introduced in the House and one of its main sponsors is a republican. But isn't China the 800 Pound Elephant (sorry LCR) in the room?
A strong national defense involves, in my opinion, the importation of goods and in my opinion, dog coats are kind of like contraband.
What do we do about it? We have laws on the books that require intent to prove guilt.
The vice-president recently commented on how China's growing strength is beginning to cause problems. I kind of agree. Free Trade does not mean Free Deceptive Trade and we have to protect our citizens from the deceptive practices so I am beginning to think that stronger laws are required because we are being abused by a nation and that abuse might lead to a weakened national defense.