By David Harsanyi
Move over great Brother! An insidious new workforce has inserted itself into American politics. they're the nannies—not the stroller-pushing set yet an invasive band of do-gooders who're subtly and gradually stripping us of our liberties, robbing us of the inalienable correct to make our personal judgements, and turning the US right into a kingdom of children.
As you learn this, numerous busybodies around the state are rolling up their sleeves to do the paintings of straightening out your existence. sure Massachusetts cities have banned school-yard tag. San Francisco has handed legislation regulating the volume of water you can use in puppy bowls. The mayor of latest York urban has french fries and doughnuts in his points of interest. In a few components of California, smoking is illegitimate . . . outside.
The govt, stressed from the nanny minority, is twisting the public’s arm into obedience. Playground police, foodstuff fascists, anti-porn crusaders —whether they are legislating morality or wellbeing—nannies are shooting up all over the place the USA. within the identify of well-being, protection, decency, and—shudder—good intentions, those ever-vigilant politicians and social activists are dictating what we devour, the place we smoke, what we watch and skim, and whom we marry.
Why do bureaucrats imagine they comprehend what is higher for us than we do? And are they selectively legislating within the identify of political expediency? for example, why will we ban mini-motorbikes, answerable for 5 deaths every year, and never snowboarding, which bills for 50 deaths every year? Why is scientific marijuana, a substance but to say a unmarried lifestyles, banned and never aspirin, which money owed for approximately 7,600 deaths?
Exhaustively researched, sharply saw, and refreshingly lucid, Nanny Sate seems to be on the myriad methods we're turning the U.S. right into a soulless and staid nation—eroding not just our own freedoms yet our nationwide character.
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Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children by David Harsanyi