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Tom the Dancing Bug - Thursday October 17, 2019 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Tom the Dancing Bug - Thursday October 17, 2019 Comic Strip
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TOM THE DANCING BUG © Ruben Bolling. Reprinted with permission of ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. All rights reserved.

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Enjoy this Classic Tom the Dancing Bug VINTAGE 2013 Every Thursday Panels from the annals of the Tom the Dancing Bug archive Check back every Friday for a fresh, brand new Tom the Dancing Bug! Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Soldier: I've heard tell that private citizens were once allowed to own them. Man #1: How did we Americans lose that precious right of ownership? Man #2: I know not. Let us ask the very old one. Perhaps he remembers. Man #2: Very old one, how did it happen? How did the government... Old Man: Shhh! There are government ears everywhere! Old Man: Long ago, we were happy and free. Responsible owners made sure they were stored and used properly. Old Man: Then the government said we'd have to register each and everyone of them. Old Man: it seemed reasonable. They are dangerous things. But I knew what the government really wanted. Old Man: I and others fought it with all our strength. But the feds needed this foothold and would not be denied. Old Man: We lost. And the government had taken the first step on its inexorable path. Old Man: Soon after the registration requirement, sure enough, suddenly you needed a license to use one. Old Man: Next you were prohibited from owning one without holding insurance! Then came the final step that brought us to today... Old Man: The illegalization of car ownership! Man #1: The fools! Reasonable regulation of dangerous instruments always leads to tyranny!