Sunday, January 13, 2013

O'Reilly's libertarian streak: Enough already with the Nanny-state; and we're specifically talking about you Gov. Brown and California Dems

California ├╝ber alles

Excerpted, Staten Island Live, "The Sprawling Nanny-State":
In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law an astounding 876 new mandates. They all took effect last week. Now, in the Golden State, you cannot do the following:

Hunt a bear using trained dogs. Untrained canines are OK, I guess... Sit in an off-road vehicle without being in a seat. You can't sit on the floor or on the roof... Use a boat in a "freshwater body" without paying a separate fee. The purpose of the fee is to raise money to control the influx of "invasive mussels."... Drive a party bus without a special license. Can't wait to see that test.

The list of new laws is almost endless, and it is clear that Brown and the California legislature have been very busy thinking up ways to control every aspect of people's lives.
The more laws that governments pass, the less individual freedom there is. Any student of history will tell you that. Totalitarian countries ban pretty much everything. The Taliban whipped people in public for dancing. Mao would execute you for saying a prayer. Hitler would send you to a concentration camp if he thought you were gay.

We Americans need to stop this nanny state stuff. Reasonable protections are fine. It should be a crime to text while driving. But in California it is now against the law to park at a broken meter for more time than you could if said meter were working. I can just see the cops standing there with a stopwatch.

I consider myself a law-abiding person. But I'm exhausted. I don't know where to put the bottles, newspapers, cans and other stuff for garbage pickup outside my house. The rules are so thick you need someone from MIT to explain them.
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Doom said...

Such rules are meant to make you an outlaw, no matter how conscientious of a citizen you are. That way, when the state needs slave labor they can pick up anyone and easily find many breaches by which to charge, and imprison/enslave them. Socialism and communism are absolute economic failures, even with slave labor! As can be seen in California. California just hasn't gotten around to jailing, then forcing slave labor, from the "law-breakers" yet. I suppose they are hoping Zero disarms and then implements this sort of solution as a federal thing?

If not Zero, the next one. Unless we make changes to the core of how things are done, it is coming. Have no doubt about that.

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