societies e.g. New York mayor Michael Bloomberg indicating that there should be no supersized sodas. It seems that to many in power, people are not intelligent enough to handle their own affairs. For the most common good of all, it seems that they have to be told WHAT IT BEST for them. Let's discuss this.
What's to discuss? Every time a politician enacts a new law limiting your freedom a little more power is transferred to the politician. What could be better (for the politician)?
Add in that most people seem to think they know better how you should live, and are willing to force you to live as they think best, and you have a recipe for a nanny state.
It strikes me that if people regularly drink supersized sodas then they are not intelligent enough to handle their own affairs.
By that argument, you may as well suggest that this person should not be granted a vote. If he can't make effective decisions that only affect himself, why should he be allowed to make decisions for others? Somehow I doubt you would be in favour of that.
David Cameron (British PM) has announced a measure that would require individuals to specifically ask their internet service providers if they want to receive pornographic material, otherwise it will be blocked from their browsers.
1. The basic premise of this law is moronic, putting it kindly. It relieves the responsibility of the parents to teach their children the dangers of the internet.
2. This is internet censorship, and it is so ripe for abuse.
3. The government will basically have a list of 'pervs' on their database, that stigmatises individuals who want to enjoy sexuality in a safe environment.
Nanny states make me physically sick.
There was also discussion about abolishing salt.
The government is watching, and it knows what's best for you? I don't think so.
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