What are the 10 indicators that America is becoming an increasingly nanny state

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  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    What are the 10 indicators that America is becoming an increasingly nanny state totally

    infantilizing Americans, reducing them to non-thinking people?


  2. Rebecca Furtado profile image69
    Rebecca Furtadoposted 5 years ago

    Nanny I want one... to pick up after me.. and cook and feed me and walke me in the park. which State offers this.. oh but I bet I can not get on the website to sign up? LOL...

  3. tsadjatko profile image60
    tsadjatkoposted 5 years ago


    10? You want the top ten or  just ten out of 100. We can start with these few...photo = http://www.city-data.com/forum/attachme … choice.png

  4. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 5 years ago

    I'd say that's a tough call, because in some respects the U.S. is becoming more of a nanny state over time, while in other respects the U.S. is becoming less of a nanny state over time.  Examples of becoming less of a nanny state include:  legalizing marijuana (not telling adults what they can use to have fun when they want to relax), allowing gay marriage (not telling people that they can't marry their lover that happens to be the same sex as they are), and raising speed limits on many highways well over the 55 MPH national average that was in effect for about 15 years (not telling people that they can't operate their cars at speeds they are designed to operate at).  We are a democracy.  It may take time, but the will of the people is eventually reflected in the laws of the land.

    1. tsadjatko profile image60
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I love people who when asked a question ignore the question and answer a question they weren't asked. America isn't one or a few states, it's a nation - the federal Gov't hasn't legalized pot & gov't regulation ofany kinda marriage is nanny state

    2. Rock_nj profile image92
      Rock_njposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well, perhaps it's a misperception that the U.S. (America is not a country) is becoming more of a nanny state because clearly in some regards, as I pointed out, it is moving in the opposite direction.

    3. tsadjatko profile image60
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Aha, your true agenda has been revealed - as I stated your examples of it moving in the opposite direction are not examples of that...and GM means the US when he says America - what do you think he meant the continent? Nice try at stealth  liberal.

  5. whonunuwho profile image76
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    Nice cartoon...and I remember well how we pulled their fat out of the fire prior to WWII

  6. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 5 years ago

    There are so many but here are two. First, the large number of politicians that want power over the personal choices of citizens, specifically seeking to strip various personal choices away that government should not be involved in. Number two would be the increasing desire to strip away privacy and freedoms.

  7. profile image51
    tbHistorianposted 5 years ago

    1. over 49% receive benefits from some government department
    2. the president and other politicians are encouraging individuals to seek government benefits
    3. the former middle class is now the poverty class
    4. the taxes levied against working individuals is at the highest level ever
    5. labor participation is the lowest it has ever been
    6. 47 million receive food stamps
    7. the government places ridiculous limits on food
    8. the government introduces policy to change the behavior of individuals
    9. the government continually meddles into the lives of every individual
    10. the government has created a policy making it illegal to capture rain water or collect water that is on your own land.

    1. tsadjatko profile image60
      tsadjatkoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well what do ya know - a man who actually answers the question and doesn't try to weasel in liberal (America is a country, The United States of America is often shortened to America) viewpoints.

  8. wqaindia profile image42
    wqaindiaposted 5 years ago

    When grand grand parents make the infants to grow then the infants become adults and responsible thinkers whereas grand parents start behaving like infants to be taken care of by the adults. Every word in the above lines points to a separate indicator which can make even non thinking people to think smile


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