The Madness Of The Nanny State

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So Piers Morgan, one of the new faces of the leftist ideology, says we all need nannying…for our own good:

I think people need the nanny state occasionally, particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas that are too big for them, you know, eating 16 Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that. That’s why so many people are on diets. That’s a form of nanny state.

He’s agreeing with another leftist, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who believes it is government’s role to control a person’s life via his diet.

But once government pass laws that force people to eat a certain way in the name of “it’s for your own good” or “it’s for the good of society” at what point does it stop? Forced good intentions are what brought us communism and fascism.

Hitler got rid of unemployment after all. Stalin took all those ill-gotten gains made on the backs of the “worker” by the greedy capitalists and gave back to the people after all.

Good intentions?

Yes…the above examples are a bit extreme but where does this “forced good intentions” stop?

Government already believes they can spend the money we earn better then we can spend it ourselves. In fact they are now proposing to confiscate another trillion dollars from our paychecks because hey…we would just spend it on sugary drinks or some such nonsense. Let nanny Obama decide where to spend that.

I prefer to have the freedom to eat 15 big macs if I so choose. But hey, if Piers and Bloomy insist on some kind of dictator telling me what I can eat or say then it better be a dictator that will force MY views onto everyone else.

That’s the way it works right?

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to
live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes
sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will
torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

53 Responses to “The Madness Of The Nanny State”

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    James Raider

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    @johngalt: #49

    Sooner or later the weight of those shackles will become such a burden as to cause a great uprising against the entity that effects the laying of those shackles upon their bodies.

    The frogs have to jump out of the pan first.

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