Skip to comments.Just Go Away (Nanny Bloomberg)
Posted on 04/22/2013 5:55:35 PM PDT by markomalley
If you want a reminder that nannies never ever go away (and why public nuisances like Bloomberg are some of the least convincing advocates there are for limited, reasonable gun control), heres another story on the progressive (in both senses of the word) infantilization of New York City.
The New York Times reports:
Young New Yorkers would not be able to buy cigarettes until they were 21, up from the current 18, under a proposal advanced Monday by Dr. Thomas A. Farley, the citys health commissioner, and Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker The new proposal would make the age for buying cigarettes the same as for buying liquor. It was not immediately clear whether Dr. Farleys proposal would make it illegal for people under 21 to possess cigarettes, as well as to buy them.
So let me get this right; in the view of these two busybodies, a twenty year-old is old enough to vote, to join the army, to drive, be tried as an adult, well, you name it, but incapablequite incapableof deciding for himself whether to buy a cigarette.
I wish I could say I was surprised by this latest lurch in the direction of prohibition, but, after the antics of the last few years, I am not. And its important to stress that this move is not about health (well not much, anyway), but about control, government without limits, and the prohibitionists narcissistic need to demonstrate their own supposed virtue.
But, it was over a cigarette that the bomber was located, as Rush pointed out today.
Didn’t Bloomberg’s health commission just get told it can’t legislate?
But yet Bloomberg thinks the age of consent should be 16 and abortions for 13 year olds is A-OK...
Sounds right to me /s.
I’d like to kick his skinny butt.
Not only revolting, but unconstitutional as well. We have a stupid amendment that unfortunately allows 18 year olds to vote (it is true I voted at 18 because of that amendment, but I don’t vote moronically. I voted for Gerald Ford, afterall). If 18 year olds can vote, they can certainly by beer and cigarettes. This obnoxious action by Bloomberg can be opposed on constitutional grounds alone.
That or Bloomie has overstepped on both counts, and on many more.
This sort of thing is going to rip open that argument from the Vietnam days!!
18, and can’t vote, but can wear a US military uniform!
18, drinking “3.2” beer only, until 21.
18, can’t drive a car, but can drive a military vehicle.
18, not quite a man, but having to defend one’s own life, just like a man.
I hope one day that this non=practicing Jew named Bloomberg, wakes up one day and his heart gave out during the night!
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