^ Yeah, I HATE all those Nanny State rules, too.
Stuff like banning smoking in public places. If people don’t want to be around smoke, they shouldn’t go to bars. Or restaurants. Or to work. And warning labels? Can you believe it!-And all those safety things in cars! Seat belts, airbags, padded dashboards, bumpers not designed to inflict damage in accidents.-Building codes! Did you know that they actually force people to construct buildings so that they don’t fall down?-And all those stupid water purification requirements. If people wnat to drink water with chemicals and microbes, who is the stupid Nanny State to tell them they can’t?-And those endless, endless food regulations. They force food manufacturers to actually tell you what’s inside the can. The manufacturers have had to change their labels at who knows what expense. And OMG they have to pasteurize everything. Why can’t they just let us buy stuff and take our chances?-And do you know that they want children to get vaccinations? All of them! I say their natural immunities will fight smallpox, diptheria, typhoid, and all the rest. Imagine how strong the survivors will be.-Each and every one of these categories is a very very slippery slope. It is absolutely correct to cry ‘Nanny State’ any time any regulation is proposed, particularly if it costs any businesses money (especially campaign donors) or if it is meant to improve the health of citizens.