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What is YOUR opinion of the nanny state of affairs in many American

  1. gmwilliams profile image82
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

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    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.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to 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.

    2. John Holden profile image60
      John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It strikes me that if people regularly drink supersized sodas then they are not intelligent enough to handle their own affairs.

      1. innersmiff profile image72
        innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. John Holden profile image60
          John Holdenposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I need to think about that one. There's arguments on both sides.

  2. innersmiff profile image72
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    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.

  3. profile image83
    Education Answerposted 4 years ago

    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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