Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gotta Love That Nanny State Mentality

Check out what I found in the Miami Socialist--I mean Miami Herald (Sorry, I get them confused sometimes.) on October 20th.

This is a letter to the editor that should get Conservatives and all of us fun-loving Libertarians in quite a tizzy during a slow news week.


Nuisance Laws

We are small business owners in Miami Dade County. A few months ago an officer stopped my husband Manny, on US 1 because he did not have a sign on the side of his truck. My husband showed him his business license, his business insurance liability, and his motor vehicle registration. My husband explained that he did not like to put signs on his truck advertising his business because he is frequently followed home--and we have been robbed. The officer cited him anyway. My husband hired a lawyer and went to court. We had to pay court costs, the fine, and the lawyer. These laws make it very difficult for law abiding citizens to do business. Manny ordered the signs and before arriving home he stops and stores the signs in his van. Who do these laws protect ?

[Name Withheld]


I know someone whining over a traffic ticket isn't big news. That's not the point of the column. What is the point is the nanny statism that we are all living under that only stands to get worse, especially with Obama Hood and his Merry Band of Socialists in Congress.

Let's look at El Presidente's comments on how "no one should go broke over medical expenses". Does this man honestly believe he can legislate against bad fortune ? Should no one have any bad fortune whatsoever ? Maybe he could have another magical program that would help those whose car broke down. After all, no one should go broke because their head gasket blew. Maybe those of us who lost money in the stock market when it went belly up should get a program, too. After all, no one should go broke when governmental stupidity forces corporations into the red. Give me a break.

When the government, whether federal, state, or local comes up with laws to" protect" us, they're chipping away at our freedoms. They take us away from the things that are uniquely human--the freedom to succeed and the freedom to fail. Yes, failure is a freedom. If you can't fail, you can't become better after you pick yourself up off the mat. You stay mediocre and bland, just like Obama's beloved Europe.

Yeah, but what does that have to with letter you took from the Miami Herald ?

Believe it or not, it has everything to with letter from the Miami Socialist (Herald! I keep getting it confused! Sorry. The 90's were a blur.). Here, Miami Dade County was so worried about "protecting" its citizenry from looking at unsightly work trucks (The only reason a law that stupid could be enacted.) that it put poor Manny through hell. It's a vicious cycle--government tries to protect citizen and it ends up harrassing citizen. Over and over and over.....

Wait until you see it on a national scale....

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