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Tag: Nanny state
  • Don’t Tread on My Soft Drink!

    Have you ever thought about why the soft drink industry, even health drinks like Naked Juice or Odwalla, are usually limited to Coca Cola or Pepsi Co.? How about that pesky CRV fee when you buy a soda? Or better yet, soft drinks usually sweetened with corn syrup? Take a look on why government actually ruins the …

  • Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean it needs to be banned

    First they came for your beer. Then they came to stop your charity efforts. Now they’re after your vegetable garden—“they,” of course, being your local busybody bureaucrats. I’m fortunate to live in a fairly garden-friendly city. My neighbors across the street have planted vegetables in most of their front yard. Two houses over there’s a chicken coop …

  • Drunken Hook-Ups a Thing of the Past?

    It happens often: People get drunk and hook-up.  If this is a shock to you, then I doubt you’ve been to college.  However, the days of “getting lucky” are over.  Instead of luck, it is considered rape. Wait.  What? Just recently, after complaints about sexually hostile environments on campuses, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Russlynn Ali sent …

  • Another Raw Milk Store Raided by Police

     A store specializing in the sale of unpasteurized dairy products was raided Wednesday in Los Angeles, and the owners are facing charges of criminal conspiracy and operating a buisness without a license, local officials say. The store, called Rawesome, is a volunteer-run dairy store that sells unpasteurized milk to members of their co-operative, provided they …

  • New Zealand Bans “Weird” Baby Names

    We’re familiar here in the United States with government telling us what we can and can’t do, even if a majority of the time it seems unjust, but we can at least feel thankful we’re not in New Zealand right now, which has just moved to ban parents from giving their children “weird names.” According …

  • Life, Liberty, and Lemonade

    “Our legislators are not sufficiently apprised of the rightful limits of their powers; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all …

  • Energy Secretary: No bulbs for you!

    At some point the American people at large will have to wake up to what the beast in Washington is doing. Laws like the 2007 anti-incandescent light bulb mandate are the kind of things that will probably make that happen. The central planning do gooders and busybodies are attempting to micromanage our lives at such …

  • Raw Milk Mania

    Thanks to Campaign for Liberty for publishing this article of mine: The feds recently conducted a year-long sting operation (yes, really.) to arrest an Amish farmer for selling raw milk in DC. Fortunately, raw milk devotees have not allowed this ridiculous law to go unnoticed: AMERICA, sleep well. After a year of surveillance, an undercover …

  • North Carolina Bans Rare Burgers?

    Flavor:  Now banned in the Tar Heel State. We’ve all heard of government wanting to regulate our health care, the Internet, and what kind of light-bulbs we’re allowed to put into our homes. As infuriating as those regulations can be, the state of North Carolina may have just one-upped them all: banning rare burgers. According …

  • Feeding the Homeless? Got a permit?

    Yes, it’s true. If you want to feed the needy, you need a permit and a professional preparer to do so in the city of Houston. A couple’s charity organization, called “Feed a Friend,” was basically shut down when the city randomly decided to enforce a law requiring people who want to feed the homeless …