“How Americans can kill Obamacare, legalize pot” is explored by Glenn Reynolds in his USA Today column. “Nobody is signing up, and everybody — in Colorado,at least — is smoking:”
In his excellent book, Two Cheers For Anarchism, Professor James Scott writes:
One need not have an actual conspiracy to achieve the practical effects of a conspiracy. More regimes have been brought, piecemeal, to their knees by what was once called ‘Irish Democracy,’ the silent, dogged resistance, withdrawal, and truculence of millions of ordinary people, than by revolutionary vanguards or rioting mobs.
That seems to be happening right now, in two very different areas. In one area, we have the refusal of people to sign up for Obamacare in anything like the numbers that were predicted, or needed to make it work.
And regarding cannabis in Colorado, “the state, and millions of Coloradans, are simply ignoring the federal law and, in essence, daring the feds to do something about it,” Glenn goes on to add.
I remember plenty of Irish Democracy during the Jimmy Carter seventies, the last time a Keynesian-based out-of-touch federal government was at its over-regulatory zenith. Like today, a then-newly emerged electronic communication technology was used by many to end-run government restrictions on freedom — and fun.
Not to be confused with “Chinese Democracy,” the 2008 Guns & Roses album with the endless gestation period, during which Axl Rose morphed into Paul Williams so slowly, everyone noticed.
Related: “Connecticut scrambles for amnesty plan after realizing that citizens are refusing to register their ‘assault weapons’ and ‘high capacity’ magazines.”