Yesterday, a New York judge put a stop to Nanny Bloomberg's large soda ban in New York City. The judge called it “arbitrary and capricious.” I couldn't agree more. This last-minute dose of sanity had many conservatives and rational-thinking Americans happy that reason had trumped nanny government … for now.
But on the other hand, liberals took to defending Nanny Bloomberg and his efforts to have government make decisions for you on everything from your salt intake to the size of your surgary drinks. Piers Morgan is one of those defending Bloomberg. He said last night on his program, “I think people need the nanny state occasionally, particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas that are too big for them, eating 16 Big Macs a day. Whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a little bit of nannying about us.”
Liberals hate the idea of individual responsibility and the ability of people in a free market to make their own decisions. Somehow liberals believe that it is the role of government to legislate behavior and that government knows best. Conservatives have a big problem with this mentality and for good reason.