Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The creep of the imperial nanny-State
Not satisfied with their attempts to control salt content, fat content, school-provided meals, etc., now the Obama administration thinks it should also control all food advertisements to make sure unhealthy foods aren't peddled to children.
If advertisers don't voluntarily self-regulate their campaigns, the administration task force suggests, then the FCC should step in and regulate it for them. The Obama's have assumed the role of national proxy-parents because in their estimation, we're all too incompetent to know how to feed our own kids. This is textbook Obama. Define a crisis, in this case childhood obesity, then threaten to take over control if companies don't voluntarily police themselves, knowing that regardless of what measures the companies take, it won't be enough.
The pernicious creep of the nanny-State is slowly but surely destroying what little freedoms are left in the US.