Thursday, January 08, 2009

Dimwitted yoyo-meisters aside...this is no joking matter

Heather Idoni of The Homeschooler's Notebook posts about her perceptions of the children's-products legislation.

"Well, for one, curriculum fairs across the country will be cancelled as book vendors scramble to figure out how to comply with the new ruling. Complete book inventories will have to be destroyed -- the ruling even prohibits giving away the books!

"Local thrift stores will be hard hit -- ....Clothing, toys and books -- even CDs and DVDs are included in the ruling.....No more library sales. Libraries will not be permitted to give away or sell book donations."
Can't even give them away? What are they going to do, have a great big children's-books-burning? Bury them? Dump them in the ocean? Solomon said that of the making of books there is no end, but this legislation may just do it.

1 comment:

Birdie said...

Since, according to this lousy law, all untested products are considered hazardous materials, they will have to be disposed of as such. That, of course, will be yet another expensive burden placed upon people in any business related to the selling of items for children.

I am wondering why environmentalists are not fighting this thing since reusing pre-existing items is a big part of the their agenda... This bill will do away with garage sales, thrift stores and other means of passing along and promoting the reuse of gently used children's items.

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