Government is Antisocial and is Killing America recently posted an article about how Washington DC has destroyed social life in America. They make a good point, and it’s really sad, but the goons from the District of Criminals aren’t the only governmental culprits.

Many of you know how much I enjoyed karaoke during my brief time in Pennsylvania.

I was in an unfamiliar place, abandoned and separated from anything I had enjoyed doing. I met someone at work who talked me into showing up at a little rural bar for their karaoke night– and I was hooked.

Before that, I was more of a hermit. Never very sociable, and didn’t need that. But karaoke changed me.

I left there years ago, but here in this place (which should be where my roots are– if I had roots), I find myself in a very similar situation.

The problem is the local cops (across the state line, actually) harass drivers so badly after dark that there is only one bar left in operation– the others which were here when I moved to the area shut down due to the police-state harassment of their patrons. I guess people stopped showing up in numbers sufficient to keep the places open. It was just too dangerous to encounter the cops (we have murderous cops in the area, too).

I’m not a drinker, but I am not enthusiastic to run the checkpoint gauntlet at night regardless, so I’ve never even been to the one remaining bar on one of their karaoke nights.

I’ve been searching for a social outlet for over 10 years and have yet to find anything. A good karaoke bar– without a swarm of cops buzzing around– would sure be nice.

Yes, government, at the local, county, state, and federal levels, is antisocial. I’d toss them all in the volcano to end their reign of destruction.

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