Friday, August 20, 2010

The federal government has no business in sports

Former Major League Baseball player Rogers Clemens was indicted by a federal grand jury for lying to Congress about whether or not he used steroids to enhance his playing ability.  The alleged lying happened in February of 2008. So, after tens of thousands of tax dollars spent, law enforcement resources used, and Congressional staff time used, the federal government is finally ready to go after some baseball player for lying to Congress about his own drug use.  

Don't misunderstand VUI, we do not condone lying to Congress, we are just saying if you going to spend money and time going after people for lying to Congress, go after people from government agencies and big corporations.  Whether or not some baseball player lied about using steroids is not going to hurt anyone but himself.  But, if government officials lie or an insurance company official lies, that hurts people.  

Frankly, it is absurd that Congress would hold hearings about some sports or entertainment issue.  What's next, hearings on Lindsey Lohan?  Knowing this Democratic Congress, they will probably hold hearings to determine if professional wresting is real or not.  

2 comments:

  1. I agree Brian. Why is the government involved. I suspect this could get thrown out because it is unconstitutional.

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  2. So who indicts Congress?

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