Jan 29 2009

Delusional Politicians Playing Nanny Need To Stay Out Of Our Pursuits Of Happiness!

Published by at 9:43 am under All General Discussions

We have been seeing the insanity that takes over politicians when they gain power. They somehow think the office bestows them with (a) demigod-like insight into the workings of the universe (though many cannot keep up with basic science) and (b) have been given the right to tell others how to live.

Our laws were once meant to protect people from other people’s bad decisions or dangerous behavior. We had established boundaries on behavior that could endanger others. Thus, no matter how good a driver you are, you cannot race at top speed on the public highways. Clearly you cannot take your anger out on someone by killing them. Laws were designed to bound personal behavior, but not life choices or decisions inside these boundaries. Thus you could smoke, drink and chose the food of your liking if that was your pursuit of happiness. You just could not endanger others. 

Fair enough. But now politicians are starting to make choices for us, limiting what we can do because we might harm ourselves! And that is unconstitutional. Taking risks is part of life and is required in the act of pursuing our own versions of personal happiness. Some take risk in sky diving, others in motorcycle riding, others in skiing, others in drinking, others in jogging. Some indulge in eating. It doesn’t matter, these are all legal pursuits.

But maybe not for long:

Singer Jimmy Buffett will never find his “lost shaker of salt” in New York City or any other place in the country if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way. The mayor is waging a war on salt and he wants food manufacturers and restaurants to join his army … or else. 

The city’s plan is to get food manufacturers in the United States to agree to gradually start reducing salt content until it reaches a 50 percent cut in 10 years. 

“Salt, when its high in the diet, increases the blood pressure and high blood pressure is a major factor for heart disease and stroke,” said Dr. Sonia Angell of NYC’s Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Program. 

Actually, it only raises the blood pressure of a fraction of the population to dangerous heights, but why let a little fact get in the way. People are responsible for themselves. If they want to indulge in some high salt binges once in a while, so be it. The problem is you remove the choice to be ‘naughty’ once in a while because you assume people cannot control themselves or have the brains to take care of themselves.

Moreover, do not restrict those of us who can take care of ourselves simply because there are (and always will be) some who have serious personal challenges. We will not fix their challenges by limiting the choices of others.

I am so sick of arrogant fools telling all of us how to live. Clearly we need some sort of ego limit for political office, which results in the automatic loss of the job the instant delusions of godhood set in.

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2 Responses to “Delusional Politicians Playing Nanny Need To Stay Out Of Our Pursuits Of Happiness!”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    It gets worse:

    Ammunition Accountability Legislation

    Remember how Obama said that he wasn’t going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo!

    The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and
    Indiana) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers.

    Nobody can sell any ammunition after June 30, 2009 unless the
    ammunition is coded.

    Any privately held uncoded ammunition must be destroyed by July 1, 2011. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $1.00or more, a brick of 22′s will go up enormously!

    If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun! This legislation is currently pending in 18 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina , Tennessee , and Washington. Send to your friends in these states AND fight to dissolve this BILL!!

    To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this
    legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to:

    http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

    “We cannot expect the Americans to jump from capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving Americans small doses of socialism until they suddenly awake to find they have Communism.”
    - Soviet Leader Nikita Khrushchev, 1959

    Also, check Jay Cost’s analysis of the red and blue states. Now only seven states left that are still red. He wonders how long they will stay blue after bills like the one passed last night.

    A friend of mine says that he lives in CA and is surrounded by liberals. Those liberals that he talks to in his neighborhood are showing signs of disillusionment.

    Maybe it was meant to be…that Obama wins to move America to the right?

  2. djl130 says:

    The answer is simple and subversive. Put a salt shaker in your purse or carry salt packets in your wallet. Shake vigorously and noticeably when the food arrives at your NYC table. HA!!! I dare them to charge me with a salt violation…