Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Charlie!! We Already HAVE Big Nanny Jackboot!

Charlie pointed out the Big Nanny/Big Gummint Iron Cage.

"Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.

"It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. "If you are going to be in the system, you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK."

But John Edwards is only extending the jackboot a bit--he didn't exactly create it.

Does the term "Seatbelt Law" ring any bells? That may have been the first Nanny Jackboot nationally-propagated legislation. (And yes, I paid twice in the last 120 days for not obeying Nanny Jackboot.)

And these Nannies work the game very well. The Feds don't actually order the States to enforce the SeatBelt laws--rather, they pay the States BOUNTIES to enforce them, with their silly holiday-weekend "safety initiatives." Or the Feds withhold taxpayer-funded highway "grants," if the State is particularly Federalist in its enforcement outlook.

The camel's nose? Nope. The camel has moved in with her children, Charlie. John Edwards is merely a footnote.

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