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Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and other Boneheaded Bureaucrats are Turning America into a Nation of Children

Nanny State: How Food Fascists, Teetotaling Do-Gooders, Priggish Moralists, and Other Boneheaded Bureaucrats Are Turning America into a Nation of Children - David Harsanyi Well, who'd have thunk this dyed-in-the-wool lefty-liberal would like a book that's blurbed on the back by such conservative stalwarts as Tucker Carlson and David Boaz? Chalk it up to my ingrained civil libertarianism. Harsanyi makes some great points about the government's continuing intrusion into every aspect of everyday people's lives. I didn't agree with everything he said; two examples where we will have to agree to disagree involve consumer safety laws (I think businesses should be punished when they put the public at risk) and laws regarding pet ownership (years of rescue work means that I will nearly always be in favor of laws meant to help animals, unless they are absolutely draconian). But for the most part, I agree. I don't need the government telling me what I can or can't do with my body, whether it's getting a tattoo, eating trans fats, or getting an abortion. Honestly, doesn't the government have bigger problems than making sure everyone makes the right decision all the time?