I haven't posted for several days so thought I'd go ahead and post this today as well. Taken from an article I just read (attached).
Michael (Nanny Mayor) Bloomberg says the government will necessarily have to take away some more of your rights to keep you safe. He doesn't want to do it, mind you, but it's necessary.
“Look, we live in a very dangerous world. We know there are people who want to take away our freedoms. New Yorkers probably know that as much if not more than anybody else after the terrible tragedy of 9/11,” he said.
Of course New Yorkers know what it's like for someone to take away their freedoms. Bloomberg has been doing it since he was elected. He has banned trans-fats and salt in restaurants, smoking in public places, taxis that use regular gas, and narcotic pain medication from emergency rooms. His failed policy to ban soft drinks larger than 16 ounces was thwarted by the court which called it “arbitrary and capricious, with too many loopholes and exemptions.” Some would argue that Bloomberg's initiatives are good for the people and the environment but when a government begins making rules that take away the citizens' freedom of choice - where does it stop? Thankfully there are still some judges in New York who have not been influenced by far left silliness.
Sometimes I think Mayor Bloomberg sits around in his office doing nothing but thinking up different ways to take things from the citizens of New York...
I can’t help but wonder where all of the protests are about Mayor Bloomberg taking away the rights of the people. Just as with President Obama, the left screams about George W. Bush taking away their rights with the Patriot Act but says nothing about Obama taking away even more with the drone program, CIPRA, and his law that allows him to detain American citizens (and anyone else deemed by him to be assisting terrorists) indefinitely, without due process or legal counsel. So where are the screams from the left? Is it only a violation of your rights if a Republican does it? It seems so.
Wake up America, and take a close look at what the liberal politicians, you know – the ones you elected to run things, are doing. At least the right stands for freedom and individual liberties rather than a growing government nanny state. Do you like your freedoms? You might want to change sides…