Mon, 11 Feb 2008

A Result of the Nanny State

A friend and I were talking about the war on drugs. He teaches at a local college, and he claimed to me that he'd seen way too many students proclaim that if something was legal, it couldn't be bad for you. This is exactly what you should expect when the government tries to protect you from everything. The self-reliant adult realizes that it cannot succeed at doing that, so there will always be things that are legal which are harmful. A victim of the nanny state doesn't understand that, and so seeks more and more regulation of their lives. They want the government to eliminate any and all danger from their lives, without any need on their part to detect and avoid danger.

They think they'll get a safer adult life. Instead, they'll get a crib.

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