Monday, April 13, 2009

Random Quotes and Their CPSIA "Connection"

I was reading quotes someone had collected for a homeschooling project, and I found numerous ones that could be tied to CPSIA.

"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true." Playwrite William Inge Unfortunately many crafters will lose the ability to make something beautiful with an unfixed CPSIA!

"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it."
Author John Ruskin Again, so true of those who make wonderful, one-of-a-kind items for children, that Congress has outlawed in their "infinite wisdom".

"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." President Theodore Roosevelt Much of what has suddenly become outlawed falls in this category as well.

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them." Author Mark Twain And with CPSIA, there will be a lot less good books to read!

And my two favorites:

"It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem." Author G.K. Chesterton In this case, Congress and CPSIA is the problem (not the CPSC who are just trying to do their job.) And they refuse to admit that, so they refuse to apply the proper solutions (amendments would be a good start -- though I still vote for repealing the entire law!).

"Cowardice asks - Is it safe? Expediency asks - Is it politic? Vanity asks - Is it popular? But conscience asks - Is it right?" Civil Rights Worker Martin Luther King, Jr. I think MLK's statement sums it up the best! Congress can't get past the "safe" and the political to do what's right!


  1. Excellent quotes and application to the CPSIA problem, the one that will not go away. Rather than fixing that mess, Congress is starting another one "CPSIA for food."


  2. Amen, Vivian! It's very sad for me to think that they have gotten so out of Control -- and so far beyond what the Constitution authorizes them to do!


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