America once banned slavery and segregation; now it bans trans fats and light bulbs

sodabannypdsodananny-state-logoIf you live in New York State, as I do, you must be prepared to accept its culture of deference to bureaucracy. This is a place in which freedom and dignity have been ceded to regulators at all levels. Occasionally, though, there is resistance. It registers mostly as plaintive reflection, not useful action; still, it is comforting to see one’s fellow citizens questioning the premises of what we erroneously call “the nanny state”. (Nannies are employees who perform a useful service, which service has been requested and can be terminated at the employer’s discretion. A better term would be “molester state”, for the advances are most unwelcome and not easily repelled.)…

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