The Rise of the Nanny State


Beware of studies and the bans that follow since we are now a nanny state as evidenced by the recent Obama declaration – The Life of Julia. The bans or attempted bans on salt and sugary food and drinks started with studies. Now that we have Michelle Obama declaring obesity as the nation’s worse problem and inventing non-existent food deserts, the nanny-ism will only grow uncontrollably.

Massachusetts is a good place to start looking to our future.

Last March, Massachusetts schools banned candy, soda, french fries and chocolate milk from school lunches. Actually, there is a blanket ban of all sugary sodas and sweet snacks, fried foods, and potato chips. That ban covers vending machines.

Boston banned soda, sugary drinks and even sweet tea on all city property.

Food coloring is banned. They tried to ban circumcision.

State environmental officials are going to ban hospitals, universities, hotels, large restaurants, and other big businesses and institutions in Massachusetts from discarding food waste in the trash starting in 2014, something they will extend to homes in the future. They want it to go to compost sites and it won’t be cheap as this is being rushed through.

Concord, Massachusetts banned bottled water because it’s in plastic bottles.

The Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act bans any advertising by anyone offering unregistered securities and it is so broad that it prevents non-investors such as journalists, academics, students from receiving truthful, non-misleading information about hedge funds.

It is so broad that it bans learning the truth and is a clear violation of the First Amendment. Once these broad laws are passed, the government can do anything they want with them.

Now they are trying to pass a law in Massachusetts to ban pit bulls, which might include American Staffordshire, Staffordshire Pit Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier or mix of the aforementioned breeds. A number of towns require all pit bulls be muzzled. Passing a bill against a specific breed will lead to other breeds eventually because other dogs can bite also. Iran just passed a law outlawing dogs as pets – shall we move in that direction?

I could go on, there is no end it seems to the Massachusetts bans. Why am I telling you this? Because that is where our entire country is headed.

Now studies are looking into brain freeze and their “dangers.”

Yid with Lid: Now this nanny-state-ism has gone way too far! It’s one thing when Obama’s EPA wants to screw up our economy, drive up energy costs, regulate our exhalation of CO2 and even the water in puddles, but this is outrageous even for them.

In cased you missed this, last week there was a study claiming the “brain freeze” you get from cold drinks such as slurpees, frosties and mcflurries and thick shakes may cause migraine headaches. In exclusive report by Newsbusted Anchor Jodi Miller, we learn that the EPA, acting as typical progressives trying to save us–from ourselves is about to toss regulations on some of our favorite frozen drinks…

The more we cooperate with this government overreach, the worse it will get and there will be no end.

This is funny even though the situation is not that funny –