Two Democratic senators, Sens. Charles Schumer of New York (whom I will be voting against as soon as I can) and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, have decided to do what congressmen do best and try to fix something by breaking it to death. Silk Road, an online site where illicit substances can be purchased with the anonymous digital currency “bitcoins,” is making these two busybodies upset. People have found a way to self-regulate drug purchases, enforce fair payment and treatment, distance themselves from gangs and drug-related crime, and improve the overall quality of the product? Clearly this is a problem and we need to force the market back deep underground.

How will the ban work, you ask? I suspect they’re going to have the DEA and ATF set fire to the internet and claim it was resisting arrest before shooting everyone’s dogs.