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It takes a lot to run a nation. The government plays the proverbial parent in keeping balance between laws and life from business operations to routine healthcare. But should the government be able to intervene in things like how much food you can buy at a restaurant? Or what you can say in public? But how far is too far?
NYC Mayor Bloomberg recently passed a law restricting any fast food facilities from serving more than 16 ounces of sugared beverages, be it carbonated or non-carbonated, from their fountain. Additionally, no two liter increments would be allowed to be sold in stores or carried in stock. The reason for this was stated as: “it's our effort to reduce the health risks of obesity to Americans , especially in our youth.” Is this an example of government interference crossing the line?
Censoring what people have to say in public, trying to alter the Pledge of Allegiance...random stops and searching of backpacks, removal of smoking sections from every and all public facilities, etc., are just a few examples of government interference gone awry. Further instances of extreme governmental interference are in the actions of many cases handled by our child welfare agencies. When do these agencies stop being neutral investigative parties and become intruders?
How far is too far?
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