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With incandescent bulbs being phased out under federal law in favor of energy-efficient compact fluorescents, legislators want to exempt South Carolina from the measure, saying Washington has no business telling the state how to light its closets and countertops.

The proposed state law, called the Incandescent Light Bulb Freedom Act, “allows South Carolina to say to the federal government we are going to exercise our rights,” said Republican state Rep. Bill Sandifer, a co-sponsor.

IF THERE WAS EVER ANYTHING TO SECEDE OVER, THIS IS IT. Stop being racist against needlessly polluting light bulbs, Obama! LET THEM BE FREE! [The State via Wonkette operative “Andrea D.”]

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