Skip to comments.Where There's Smoke, There's Government Intrusion
Posted on 08/04/2008 6:19:51 PM PDT by richardb72
This is still a free country, right? Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to more closely regulate the wages that firms pay workers and to more strictly regulate tobacco products by putting them under FDA supervision.
The Los Angeles City Council also approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a 32-square-mile low-income area in the city; the poor, after all, have above-average rates of obesity and must be protected from themselves.
Perhaps the government may just want to ask people if they are poor before we let them enter certain restaurants.
Barack Obama promises a national ban on smoking in public places. Such micro-managing of people's behavior will likely only get worse, as anyone who has been to countries such as Sweden can attest.
When I visited Sweden in back in 1979, Swedes were worried that binge drinkers were damaging their health. But shouldnt how much people drink in the privacy of their own home be their own business? Not to other Swedes, who worried that the government health care system meant they would have to pick up others medical costs.
I watched the television news in horror as police broke into homes and took people to detox centers after neighbors alerted the government to people who they felt were drinking too much. But they were equally outraged that people would do things to their bodies that would make others pay for their health care.
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I think that, by the time you get around to seriously asking this question, it's long past time to toss the tea into the bay.
NANNY STATE PING!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, but don’t regulate or checkout those supplements or diet products. Yeah, right.
From Fox News. Thanks so much for posting.
It is not just the left who are nanny staters..
Im aint scared of no Osama,
Long as Ive got my own Obama,
Riding on the dashboard of my car.
He says he will save this nation,
All through proper tire inflation.
Add tune ups and I know hell take us far.
You sure need your own Obama,
Listen to his commie drama,
As he taxes all you make or save.
We dont need domestic drilling,
All you need is to be willing,
Give up liberty and be his slave.
Go and get your own Obama,
Hes wiser than the Dalai Lama,
Leading us, to new hope and change.
If you dont see his Marxist leaning,
Then your diaper must need cleaning.
As for me Ill vote for John McCain.
You’ve got that right. I wish President Reagan were around to politely show those people (yes, even ours) the proper way to get things done.
Way too cool. Thanks! :-)
Thanks for the heads up on that thread -— I just pinged the list to it.
I am over posting my happy little song! thanks : )
Yet they are the same people who complain that Government is “too” big.. Go figure..
LOL...John Prine would be proud.
Dang! Gotta be real careful, next time I put $teak$ on the barbie...
I don’t think they know what they want.
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