Nanny State: Who's Your Nanny?

20 March 2007

Who's Your Nanny?

As meddling scolds, Democrats and Republicans are equal offenders.

Jacob Sullum | February 28, 2007
Reason Magazine

Several California newspapers recently carried a story about "nanny government" measures in the state legislature that "irk Republicans," including bills that would forbid smoking on state beaches, ban trans fats in restaurant food, and require calorie counts on menu boards. "If somebody wants to go ahead and choose to do something that may not always be in their best interest," said one of those irked Republicans, state Sen. George Runner, "hey, this is America, you get to choose those things."


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