New Problem for Government to Save Us From: Fitness DVDs

As a person who lifts heavy and occasionally sprints, I despise the majority of exercise DVDs. But that doesn’t mean I think the government should save us from them. Yet that is what recent media stories have promoted. If only we had bureaucrats to tell us what the “settled science” is regarding how we should work out, and censoring anyone else, we would all be better off. Thus, Newser.com: “Exercise DVDs May Actually Be Psychologically Harmful.” Exercise DVDs are a mostly unregulated industry, Read more […]

Thought & Speech Police Are Alive and Well at University of Missouri

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me,” say the lyrics of the popular 90s song by Rockwall.  At University of Missouri today, this is more than just a feeling.  University Police are asking students to report anyone who uses “hurtful speech.” Medialite.com reports: In an email that was flagged by several Missouri-based journalists, the MUPD asked “individuals who witness incidents of hateful and/or hurtful speech or actions” to call the department’s general phone line “to continue Read more […]

Would a Children’s Bill of Rights Strip Away Parents’ Rights?

Democrats in the House are calling for a “Children’s Bill of Rights.”  A resolution was introduced this week that would give children rights that would supposedly protect them. TheHill.com reports: The framework, unveiled by Reps. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Karen Bass (D-Calif.), has 22 broad categories that include the right to a safe and healthy environment — including in homes, schools and communities; the right to remain with a parent, legal guardian or caregiver Read more […]

Obama Administration Making Grab for Control of Internet

The mystery surrounding the Obama Administration’s “Net Neutrality” rules is giving way to panic, even on the Left. The Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has refused, on the eve of the rules change, to even speak to Congress, which suddenly has a lot of questions. Questions are understandable, since even Silicon Valley advocates of Net Neutrality seem incapable of explaining what it is and why we need it. Gives the little guy a break, regulates the Internet, increases Read more […]

Big Brother Food Controllers Want Higher Taxes

Tax-feeding “scientists” want us to pay higher taxes on sugary foods and drinks. From Bloomberg Business: “Tax on Sugary Foods Proposed by U.S. Panel to Fight Obesity.” Americans should pay taxes on sugary sodas and snacks as a way to cut down on sweets, though they no longer need to worry about cholesterol, according to scientists helping to revamp dietary guidelines as U.S. obesity levels surge. The recommendations Thursday from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee also call Read more […]

It’s Official: We Just Torture Parents Now

A mother left three small children in her car. So now she’s facing criminal charges: “cruelty to children.” Makes sense right? Leaving a child in a car is a way to kill them. Any parent who would do such a thing must be horribly negligent. Such parents should be prosecuted as criminals in a civilized society. Except this Rock Hill, South Carolina mother didn’t leave them in the heat. She left them in a running car with the air conditioning on. But that is still evil. Someone might Read more […]

Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Sometimes Government Should “Infringe on Your Freedom”

Piers Morgan recently agreed with the Mayor, saying that sometimes we need to have a nanny state tell us what we should or should not eat or drink. They know best for us, since we lowly civilians are just too stupid to make those decisions for ourselves. Are there going to be a lot of people who make bad decisions for themselves? Of course, but that is their responsibility. Once people accept the idea that the government should be everybody’s nanny, where does it stop? On Meet the Press, host Read more […]

Piers Morgan: People Need Dictators and Slave Masters “Occasionally”

Piers Morgan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s want to be dictators and slave masters. Regulating a person’s diet is the regulation of a person’s life. Here was Morgan’s response to a guest who disagreed with him on sugary drink control: “I think people need [these types of laws] occasionally, particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas too big for them, you know, eating 16 Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that. That’s Read more […]

The Nanny State and General Welfare

An important point that is seldom made in modern political discourse is the uncreative nature of government. By this I mean that government, as an entity, does not and cannot create—it can only regulate. The governing documents of this country—the Constitution and the Bill of Rights—limit “government more than governments had ever been limited in any nation” prior. And for the first half of its 224-year existence, Leonard Read notes that: No citizen turned to government for help and for Read more […]

Authoritarian Obamacare VS The Freedom To Enjoy Life’s Risks

“Your freedom is likely to be someone else’s harm.” So said one Daniel Callahan of the Hastings Center, a bioethics-research organization. He was referring to proverbial Paul’s poor health decisions, such as eating too much and smoking, having a deleterious affect on both Peter’s lungs and wallet One of the rarely spoken-of secondary effects of the government’s new involvement with virtually everybody’s health care, through Obamacare, is that the government now has a vested interest in all Read more […]

Lying Propaganda: You Are Better Off Dead

The headline says it all: “A sick world: We live longer, with more pain and illness.” Yes, poor, poor, better-fed, longer-living us. Let’s all have a pity party and then figure out how to return to the good old days. What is initially obvious simply from reading this story is that it doesn’t prove or even address the headline. There is no attempt made to prove that, in the past, we lived shorter lives with less pain and illness. There is good reason for the writer to ignore such a claim, Read more […]

“Paid Sick Leave” Makes Sense to Liberals, But Costs All of Us Dollars

Katrina vanden Heuvel, journalistic diva for “The Nation,” is now backing her cause du jour “Paid Sick Leave” for the gender equality crowd. Apparently gender equality has now morphed into a kind of pro-family freedom thing with liberal standards that could include two guys in drag. After all the LGBT community needs paid sick leave too, right? You gotta love New York Aristocracy. According to Ms. vanden Heuval (daughter to the heiress and author Jean Stein and William vanden Heuval a Read more […]