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Nanny State: The Book
Posted by: McQ on Thursday, July 12, 2007

David Harsanyi, Denver Post columnist and neolibertarian, has written a book entitled "Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-gooders, Priggish Moralists and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are turning America into a Nation of Children".
The government, under pressure from the nanny minority, is twisting the public's arm into obedience. Playground police, food fascists, anti-porn crusaders—whether they're legislating morality or wellbeing—nannies are popping up all over America. In the name of health, safety, decency, and—shudder—good intentions, these ever-vigilant politicians and social activists are dictating what we eat, where we smoke, what we watch and read, and whom we marry.

Why do bureaucrats think they know what's better for us than we do? And are they selectively legislating in the name of political expediency? For instance, why do we ban mini-motorbikes, responsible for five deaths each year, and not skiing, which accounts for fifty deaths each year? Why is medical marijuana, a substance yet to claim a single life, banned and not aspirin, which accounts for about 7,600
deaths?
With a title like that, I can't pass it up.
 
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Following the evolution of the Nanny State is just like potato chips for me. I can never get enough of it even though it is no good for me. At least it keeps my heart rate up while I’m stuck at my desk.
 
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I lost the link but I was just reading about how prisoners in LA don’t want to be put on supervised home release because they get better health care at the prison.

There is a Paris Hilton irony in that story.
 
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Neo, the link you seek is here.
 
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