14 September 2021

Ellis Millsaps: TPC Post 1002: A Space Oddity


I was so inspired by Marshall's decision to revive the CF Floyd series that I decided to try my hand at it, to elaborate and further develop the themes he advanced there. After all, I’m one of the few left standing here at TPC. So here goes.

( I realize this is not the 1002nd post but if I'd written it when I conceived it it would have been. I had to finish reading Jane Smiley's “Some Luck,'' which I highly recommend, before I could start writing, but I liked my title and kept it.)

 Why in the world should I have to get a government mandated license to drive an automobile? That's an infringement on my liberty. and not only is there the license requirement. you have to take a government mandated test to show you can drive in their politically correct manner and that's a far more invasive test than the Covid test they're trying to mandate.

 And what about all their “rules of the road” enforced by government employed jackboot thugs? If I want to drive on the left side of the road that's my business and not the government's. They do it in Britain..

 Now I can hear you lily livered liberals saying the government has a right to restrict my liberty for your protection. Well that's the same ridiculous argument you use to try to make me get your Covid vaccine so that I don't infect your kids.

Well you can just keep your snot nosed, mask wearing kids away from me and mine. Those masks spread disease, you know.

 And don't get me started on that mandatory polio vaccine. If liberty loving Americans can't fight off a minor bout of polio they're not what they claim to be. It's just your weak willed socialists like FDR that can't. And you know he was a racist don't you? Not as bad as that dike Eleanor, but still.  *ed. note: it's actually TPC's 1004th post but who's counting (plus, that wouldn't give us an inversion of 2001 naturally). Also, I believe Da's post here will finally kick off our next Point; Counterpoint that several of you have been asking for. As always, thanks for reading - MBM

Contributing Writer & Editor Emeritus of The Piedmont Chronicles

Ellis "Da" Millsaps is a recovering Attorney but has worn many hats over the years: father, bus boy, stand-up comedian, novelist, wiffle ball player, rock'n'roll band manager, and at one time wrote a popular and funny column for The Covington News. A Fannin Co. mountain boy originally, Mr. Millsaps now stays at the mill village of Porterdale by way of 20 years in Mansfield. Usually funny and at times irreverent and subversive, he leans left in his political philosophy but can always be counted on for a pretty darn good write-up. The Chronicles are proud to have him involved...