America's Bantustan: Michigan Ready to Fall on Spear to Save Nation
Yesterday, there was a hearing at our state capital concerning Michigan's unique drug industry immunity law. Michigan is alone among the fifty states in having a full preemption law--no exceptions, even if the company commits felony fraud. In the U.S., such fraud is considered the moral equivalent of rape in public polls. In Sweden, it is considered the moral equivalent of murder (not manslaughter). We have had that law since 1996.
Thus, a vote against repeal is a vote favoring no accountability for rape or murder.
At yesterday's hearing, PhRMA put together a series of "talking points" for the state legislators opposed to rescinding our law. (In earlier votes, repeal was supported by most Dems and about one-third of the Republican representatives).
PhRMA's document was interesting. Among the highlights:
"Repealing this FDA lawsuit abuse law would keep millions of patients waiting unncessarily for medicines to save their lives or to improve the quality of their lives."
Most citizens in Michigans had not realized that they were performing combat-level sacrifice in order to save millions of lives. But we are patriotic state. And now that PhRMA has told us how much benefit derives from our legal apartheid, we are ready to do our duty.
Lord save us.