Prohibition of Personal Responsibility

Liberalism, by it’s very nature, is contradictory and requires those who ascribe to it to turn off 90% of their brain cells in order for them to not realize how silly their beliefs are and how much they contradict each other when the chips are actually down.

Beautiflywings, one of our other writers, commented a bit on this the other day.

Now obviously not everyone in New York City is a liberal, but conservatives in that city are about as rare as a unicorn living in a whore house, especially considering who was just elected mayor of the city.

And the city has lost it’s collective mind when it comes to controlling the freedom of its citizens and it shows in obvious ways.

How’s this for an example:

A dad in New York City is being told he is an unfit parent because he wouldn’t take his son to McDonald’s for dinner.

[David] Schorr, a corporate attorney turned consultant with degrees from NYU and Oxford University, had planned to take his 4-year-old son to their usual restaurant, the Corner Café on Third Avenue, for his weekly Tuesday night visitation last week.

But the boy threw a temper tantrum and demanded McDonald’s. So he gave his son an ultimatum: dinner anywhere other than McDonald’s — or no dinner.

“The child, stubborn as a mule, chose the ‘no dinner’ option,” the disgruntled dad says in the suit.

“It was just a standoff. I’m kicking myself mightily,” Schorr said.

“I wish I had taken him to McDonalds, but you get nervous about rewarding bad behavior. I was concerned. I think it was a 1950s equivalent of sending your child to bed without dinner. That’s maybe the worst thing you can say about it,” he said.

Adding insult to injury, he said: “My wife immediately took him to McDonalds.”

New York Post

I was sent to bed without dinner plenty of times as a child and it doesn’t make you an unfit parent to tell your child that they are not going to get their way just because they are being a brat. That’s a recipe for spoiled, rotten children. As is a situation where one parent is played off the other, especially in a divorce situation. Everything about this spells trouble for the future of the child, but not because he was denied McDonald’s.

But this is the insane thing.

This is New York City.

A place that bans trans fats and tries to control how much soda a person drinks.

Why can the government tell me what is healthy for me to eat, but a father can’t tell his son “No, we are not going to get McDonald’s. You can eat something else or not eat dinner.”

The government is not my parent and I don’t even listen to my parents about food as an adult anyway. My mom thinks my love of sushi is disgusting, I still eat it every chance I get.

Nanny Bloomberg and the FDA can tell me what food I can buy and whether I can use shortening to make pie crust, but parents are called “unfit” for controlling what food their kids eat?

Oh that’s right, the FDA wants to ban trans fats, because apparently the government needs to tell me what is healthy for me to put in my body. I didn’t realize I was in preschool again.

Daisy at Chicks on the Right had this to say about the ban:

I mean, If I want to eat trans fat – that’s my business.  Not theirs.  If I want to eat a plate of LARD – that’s my business.  NOT THEIRS.  That is my take on this.  And when it comes to that slippery slope, you may come back at me and say, “but Daaaaaaaaisy….trans fats are so BAD for you!  They’re BAAAAD.  They can give you a heart attaaaaaaaack!!  And the ban is a GOOD thing, because you’ll be so much healthier without trans fats, and it’s for the common good, so this is a good thing. It is.  Quit being so mean.”

To which I’ll respond, “OK, but just wait until the government decides that SUGAR is bad for you, because let’s face it, it is.  (And I love sugar, too, for the record.)  And then we’ll see how much you like them banning crap that should be YOUR decision to ingest.  Not theirs.”

Chicks on the Right

She’s right.

Look, I know that fast food and alcohol and hydrogenated oils are bad for me in some ways, but that’s my business and not anyone else’s. I don’t appreciate being treated like a child for the “greater good” and you can bite me if you think that I should just lay back and let my right to make my own decisions as a free American citizen be stripped away from me. The government will never, ever, know better than me how to run my life.

That applies to trans fats, gun ownership, health insurance, my sex life, and every other decision I make that doesn’t hurt anyone.

Which is pretty much my entire life.

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