Political freedom is the absence of political restraints, particularly with respect to speech, religious practice, and the press.
nan·ny also nan·nie (nn)
n. pl. nan·nies
A children’s nurse.
1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances: a state of confusion.
5. The supreme public power within a sovereign political entity.
You would think that the BATFE or the TFA, or Homeland Security would be in the forefront in the battle in favor of the nanny state. Or maybe it’s the IRS that is working to spell the doom of all our freedoms, one dollar at a time. Some feel that Social Security, or Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, or other government assistance is bringing about the rise of the nanny state. I personally believe that it is the CPSC that is working to end freedom in America.
To be fair the CSPC has a good track record of finding trouble and forcing recalls of products that are defectiveand may potentially cause injury or death. The key word here is defective. What riles me up is when the CSPC sticks its nose into enforcing recalls and out right bans on objects that function in their prescribed manor but are dangerous when misused. This is the domain of common sense and parental supervision not government intervention.
In 1988 by the CPSC decided that a popular backyard recreational toy was deemed too dangerous for the American public to be allowed to possess. What was this back yard toy that was so dangerous that only an out right ban would make children safe?
Apparently three children were killed by falling lawn darts penetrating their skulls. So, under the concept that one dead child is too many the lawn dart was banned.
If they were consistent with this logic rocks would be outlawed.
This kind of over reaction has got to stop. Lawn Darts are not evil, possession of a lawn dart should not be a crime. I remember when I was going to school we played mumbley peg, not according to the official rules, but we tossed knives into the ground. In fact I seem to remember that it was perfectly acceptable for a person to carry a knife to school, as long as the blade was less than 4″. Now children are being expelled from school for drawing a picture of a gun, or a butter knife inadvertently stuck in a back pack.
When are we as a nation going to stop using prohibition on inanimate objects as a method of controlling behavior? This kind of thinking is killing the very soul of America.
Lawn darts don’t kill, people kill.
When Lawn darts are outlawed, only outlaws will have lawn darts.
You can have my lawn dart when you pry it from my cold dead hands.