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I’m from the Division of Appearance Fairness, and I’m here for your dolls.

By - Mar 4th, 2009 07:02 am
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“The dolls, please. We can do this the easy way, or the hard way. It’s your call.”

A West Virgina lawmaker (a Democrat, go figure) wants to make it illegal to sell – are you ready for this? Barbie. Wait, not just Barbie. From the verbiage of his bill, introduced yesterday, it would become illegal to sell any doll which “promotes physical beauty” in West Virginia.

“Democrat Jeff Eldridge introduced a bill in the House of Delegates on Tuesday that would ban the sale of Barbie dolls – and “other dolls that influence girls to be beautiful” – in West Virginia.

His bill, HB 2918, would make it illegal to sell Barbie dolls “and other similar dolls that promote or influence girls to place an undue importance on physical beauty to the detriment of their intellectual and emotional development.”

Kids need to know that “beauty from the inside” is just as important as outer beauty, Eldridge said.”

Now that the “party of equality and fairness” is power-drunk with its perceived national “mandate,” prepare yourself to see more and more fecal legislation like this thrown at the wall. And some of it may actually stick.

Remember the words of John Adams: “Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”

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