Friday, March 20, 2009

And you thought CPSIA had really become a law?

According to Valerie Jacobsen, her posting on "First Amendment" rights over at The Bookroom blog hits it all on the head, wraps it up in a nutshell.

CPSIA is unconstitutional and violates first amendment rights big time. So even if CPSC says that CPSIA is a law and that it became effective February 10, it really doesn't exist as a law and the governing bodies cannot enforce it in any amount due to it being unlawful and a violation of our rights as given to us by our forefathers. So I think this will be the fight we now need to take, CPSIA - no worries, since it isn't a law based on the infringement of our first amendment rights.

For more read Valerie's blog. She has many good postings about CPSIA and fighting the good fight. She also has some cute sidebar pics and fun stuff about CPSIA.

See you all in the postings - don't worry about CPSIA any more since it isn't even a real law. - Keep you posted on more updates. E :)


Vivian Zabel said...

Just one problem, who's going to tell the enforcing agencies that it's not a law. Until such time as the government makes CPSIA NOT a law, we're stuck with it.

Personally, I'm not ready to spend time in jail to protest the validity of the law. I'm not young enough or in good enough health.

elysabeth said...

They already know it's not legal; thus the fight to keep it as is. They (the lawmakers) violated the First Amendment rights of the citizens.

I'm sure that everything will smooth out because I don't need you in jail either; I have a 50-book series to get out - lol, and I don't have time to look for someone else willing to take on such a large project. -

Rena said...

I'm even wondering if this is of any concern to anyone in Washington anymore? I mean, I know it's of huge concern to people like us, but with everything else going on, is it getting much attention? I hope so, but somehow I can easily see this being pushed on the backburners. :(

elysabeth said...

I agree Rena. We probably are falling on deaf ears now, but we have to keep up the fight because eventually we will be heard and things with CPSIA will be changed, because someone will finally open their eyes and say - hey this thing is bigger than we ever realized and too many people have been calling and writing and showing us how this is going to affect them, maybe we should listen to the people again (okay maybe that was my dream, but it sounded good - lol)

All I can say is we need to fight it from every angle we have to get the lawmakers to listen. So keep on fighting with us and who knows, maybe we will make history one day (yeah again in my dreams) - see you in the postings - E :0

Vivian Zabel said...

Don't forget about the CPSIA protest rally in Washington D.C. April 1.

Rain-drop said...

Yay! I am glad the trouble is over (well, hopefully) and that it is not a law. Whew!

elysabeth said...

Unfortunately we still have to fight it. Since apparently the lawmakers haven't even realized how terrible this thing is and are fighting to keep it intact.

I did find a place I've contacted about seeing what can be done to fight this from a first amendment standpoint as opposed to just fighting because it will kill the economy even further. There is a place called First Amendment Center and the guy that started is in Nashville, the same guy who started USA Today (the newspaper) and my friend went to listen to him yesterday and she said to contact them and see if they know about this. So now it's a wait and see game - who has the most power. Hopefully someone will have enough say in the FAC to put the word out that this really violates our first amendment rights and that the lawmakers have overstepped their boundaries. All I can do is hope that if someone speaks up on behalf of the people like this that the lawmakers have no choice but to see that they have wronged us and will scrap CPSIA.

Thanks for stopping by, Chai. See you all in the postings - E :)