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18 Examples Of The Nanny State Gone Wild

America has been overrun by control freaks.  Once upon a time the United States was considered to be "the land of the free and the home of the brave", but today there are millions of laws, rules and regulations that tightly regulate our daily lives.  Most of these laws, rules and regulations were established by people who believed that they had "good intentions", but at this point the nanny state has become so oppressive that it is strangling the life out of us.  If you look back throughout history, the societies that have really thrived have had a very high degree of liberty and freedom.  When the bureaucrats get the upper hand, it can suck the life out of any economy.  Unfortunately, our political system seems to be a magnet for control freaks.  These control freaks truly believe that they know better than the rest of us and they are systematically moving toward taking total control of our lives.  Our rights are being stripped away a little bit more with each passing day, and we are being told that we need a "permit" or a "license" for almost everything.  Many younger Americans have been living this kind of "straight jacket existence" for so long that they don't even remember what real liberty and freedom are.  We are steamrolling down the road toward totalitarianism, and most Americans don't even realize what is happening.

Sadly, there are many Americans that actually agree that the state should regulate nearly every detail of our lives.  There are many Americans that actually believe that life is better when there are millions of rules that we all have to follow.  There are many Americans that actually believe that too much liberty and freedom is a bad thing.

If we are not careful the control freaks are going to destroy this nation.  They always tell us that the rules that they are imposing upon us are "for our own good", but every time they lay another burden on our backs they just suck a little bit more life out of us all.

The following are 18 examples of the nanny state gone wild....

#1 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that he wants to ban the sale of all large sodas and sugary drinks in order to fight obesity.  Personally I don't have any sodas in my refrigerator, but I certainly do not want the government telling me that I am banned from drinking large sodas.  Every American should have the freedom to decide if they want to drink soda or not.

#2 In North Carolina, authorities are threatening to send a blogger to prison for blogging about his battle against diabetes....

Steve Cooksey has learned that the definition, at least in the eyes of the state board, is expansive.

When he was hospitalized with diabetes in February 2009, he decided to avoid the fate of his grandmother, who eventually died of the disease. He embraced the low-carb, high-protein Paleo diet, also known as the “caveman” or “hunter-gatherer” diet. The diet, he said, made him drug- and insulin-free within 30 days. By May of that year, he had lost 45 pounds and decided to start a blog about his success.

But this past January the state diatetics and nutrition board decided Cooksey’s blog — Diabetes-Warrior.net — violated state law. The nutritional advice Cooksey provides on the site amounts to “practicing nutrition,” the board’s director says, and in North Carolina that’s something you need a license to do.

#3 In San Francisco, if you do not recycle your trash correctly you can be fined up to $500.

#4 The following are just some of the cities that have started using RFID tracking chips to monitor the recycling habits of their citizens....

*Cleveland, Ohio

*Charlotte, North Carolina

*Alexandria, Virginia

*Boise, Idaho

*Dayton, Ohio

*Flint, Michigan

#5 In Minnetonka, Minnesota you can be fined up to $2,000 for having a muddy vehicle.

#6 In Hazelwood, Missouri it is against the law for little girls to sell girl scout cookies in front of their own homes.

#7 San Francisco has implemented a ban on Happy Meal toys.

#8 Over the past couple of years there have been quite a few instances all over the country where lemonade stands run by children have been shut down by police because the children had not acquired the proper permits.

#9 State legislatures all over the country have been passing legislation making it more difficult for parents to opt out of having their children vaccinated.

#10 In many U.S. states is it now illegal to collect any rain that falls on to your own property.

#11 In San Juan Capistrano, California it is against the law to hold a home Bible study without a "conditional use permit".

#12 In New York City, it is against the law to smoke at public parks and beaches.

#13 In California,"food confiscation teams" visit the homes of people that have been discovered to have purchased raw milk.  The following is from a recent Natural News article....

In a bombshell revelation of the depth of the food police state that now exists in LA County, California, NaturalNews has learned that the LA County health department has unleashed door-to-door raw milk confiscation teams to threaten and intimidate raw dairy customers into surrendering raw milk products they legally purchased and own.

According to Mark McAfee (see quotes below), both LA County and San Diego county have attempted to acquire customer names and addresses from Organic Pastures (www.OrganicPastures.com) for the sole purpose of sending "food confiscation teams" to customers' homes to remove the raw milk from customers' refrigerators. Using both phone calls and home visits, these teams intimidate customers and try to force them to give up their milk.

#14 In Hilton Head, South Carolina it is illegal to have trash in your car.

#15 In major cities all over the United States feeding the homeless has been banned due to "health reasons".

#16 In Louisiana, one church was ordered to stop passing out water because it did not have the proper permit.

#17 At public schools all over the United States, the lunches that little children bring from home are now inspected to make sure that they meet USDA guidelines.  The following is one recent report of this phenomenon from North Carolina....

A preschooler at West Hoke Elementary School ate three chicken nuggets for lunch Jan. 30 because the school told her the lunch her mother packed was not nutritious.

The girl’s turkey and cheese sandwich, banana, potato chips, and apple juice did not meet U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines, according to the interpretation of the person who was inspecting all lunch boxes in the More at Four classroom that day.

The Division of Child Development and Early Education at the Department of Health and Human Services requires all lunches served in pre-kindergarten programs — including in-home day care centers — to meet USDA guidelines. That means lunches must consist of one serving of meat, one serving of milk, one serving of grain, and two servings of fruit or vegetables, even if the lunches are brought from home.

#18 Today, a vast array of government agencies is constantly monitoring what all of us say and do on the Internet.  They claim that this helps makes us all more "safe" and "secure".

In order to maintain proper "control" over our lives, the nanny state is obsessed with watching us and monitoring us.  This point was beautifully made in a recent article by Chuck Baldwin....

America is no longer "one nation under God." Today, America is "one nation under surveillance." Cameras monitoring our every movement, satellites taking pictures of our homes, listening devices being used to record our conversations, hi-tech computers capturing virtually every piece of correspondence, banking institutions forwarding our private financial records to Big Brother, and now armed drones flying over the neighborhoods of the American citizenry all reveal that America is anything but the "land of the free."

Is this really how we want to live?

Do we want our children and our grandchildren to live their lives in a nation that is increasingly coming to resemble totalitarian regimes like North Korea?

Yes, every society needs laws.

But we don't need millions of them.

Our founders intended to create a society where liberty and freedom would be maximized, and all of that liberty and freedom helped create an environment that gave birth to the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen.

But now the control freaks are choking the life out of our society.  Please take a stand against them while you still can.

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  • Buzzy Watts

    What makes this so perversely hilarious is that soda is the least of our problems, as far as unhealthy food is concerned. Everyone knows that soda is bad for you. What’s less obvious–and thus a million times more dangerous–is that almost everything else has been loaded with sugar, too. And not the pure kind, either, but some kind of chemical Frankenstein monstrosity that they don’t even have to label as sugar. I bought a can of peanuts the other day–just regular, salted peanuts–and found they were coated in sugar, in direct contradiction of the nutritional information on the back. It’s the same with everything else: bread, milk, cheese, all kinds of meat, even bloody vegetables. Hell, they’re putting in water now (see the beautifully Orwellian Vitamin Water).

    • Zedge Hero

      It’s called High Fructose Corn Syrup and it will kill you. I lost 50 pounds after removing it from my diet. Alcohol has 12 things that damage your body, sciroses, heart disease, etc. Well High Fructose has 9 of those 12. The correlation of it entering into our food in 1981 and the obesity epidemeic shoot up parrel as the more we add, the fatter we get. It’s in everything from baby formula to bread, but more are becoming aware. Same as RBGH in Milk, poison it is. Stay away from the isles in the middle of your store, if its processed and packaged, it’s probably bad for you. Stay on the outside of the store-Meat, Fruit, Veggies, Dairy, etc. You will feel better and for that matter, GROW what you can, thats the best tasting and most fulfilling(nutrition and self reliance). You are what you eat has never been more accurate.

      • Bob Marshall

        HFCS has been also proven now to cause people to become stupid because of the amount they absorb.it is not just the high usage of prescription and anti-depressant drugs that have caused 30% of Americans to have some form of mental illness according to Disease and Control.

        • Grover Lembeck

          And if it isn’t HFCS it’s GMO beet sugar. I don’t know a lot about GMO’s, but I know from bitter experience that GMO beet sugar kills distillers yeast dead before even half has been fermented. That can not possibly be a good thing.

          Distillers yeast is hard to kill.

  • http://www.conservativemormonmom.blogspot.com Eva

    Right on. And there are so many more laws that could be mentioned…not to mention all the regulations Obama has slapped on businesses making it harder and more expensive for them than ever to stay afloat.

    • Michael

      It is true – small businesses in this country are being absolutely crushed by regulations.

      Michael

      • liberranter

        Of course that’s no accident either. Just to be clear, don’t blame the current Marionette-in-Chief for these new regulations; he, like every one of his predecessors in the modern era, is only doing what he’s being ORDERED TO DO by his bankster-industrialist handlers – in whose obvious interest it is to make things as difficult for small competition as possible.

        • http://theeconomiccolapse gmtmvt

          true

  • ScoutMotto

    Welcome to the USSA.

  • http://survivalrealestate.com TJ Jackson

    …Of the people, for the people, by the people…what a joke it has become.

    • liberranter

      What a joke that’s ALWAYS BEEN.

  • john.s

    yep. is this still the United States of America.. Really?

    • Michael

      That is a very good question.

      Michael

      • Kelby

        NOPE. This is the USSA (United States of Socialist Amerika.)How did the people ever get this dumb???

        • Censored

          U.S.A.S. Union of Socialist Amerikan States

    • liberranter

      This is the logical outcome of the changes to the original governmental order that took place after April, 1865 when the final coffin nail was driven into the original Constitution.

      • Rhynn

        Gee. Sure hope you’re not talking about the surrender of the Confederate Army like we’d have been just fine had that not happened. I’d hate to pull something laughing at yet another guy who blames the Dems for the state of the country while crying about their defeat at the hands of the Union.

        Wait. You DID realize the Dems represented the Southern 1% of the time didn’t you? You DID realize the GOP you portray as The Answer now was founded to stop that 1% from extending slavery past the original slave states, didn’t you? You DID realize that the Union army was manned largely by Tammany Hall, which was a creation of Northern Dems that exploited White European settlers and more or less blackmailed them into going South to fight the foot soldiers of that very same 1% that elected them, right?

        I’m afraid I have to ask you the same question I ask Dem supporters who claim they support the party of the downtrodden and poor. Wouldn’t you rather just run down stairs backwards in the dark with scissors? It’s a lot safer in the long run than buying what your party’s been selling you.

  • Robert

    That is what zero-tolerance policies in the public schools are teaching our kids: how to live in a police state.

    • Michael

      Yes, that is very true.

      Michael

    • Zedge Hero

      “The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.”

      ― Oscar Wilde

  • Zoltanne

    I’d love to “take a stand against them” but I just found out the filing fees and permit to do this are prohibitively expensive.

    • Michael

      LOL – very nice.

      Michael

    • GaryToo

      I bet you also called up and got a press 1 for this, 2 for that, 3, 4…robot menu, were directed to a govt website, navigated several menus and then founfd the page was unavailable.

  • Tatiana Covington

    The best government is of oneself only, by oneself only, and for oneself only, combined with the moral courage to let the rest die.

    • Quiver

      Are you saying that anarchy is preferred? Or are you saying one should govern ones self rather than some distant body governing for you? A small amount of government is necessary; a large amount is opressive. It is unfortunate that none of us knowes what living with a small amount is like.

  • http://street-pharmacy.blogspot.com Divemedic

    I live in Orlando, and I agree with the ban on feeding the homeless, because it only applies on City property (the city park). Here is the story: the homeless were making it impossible for others to use the park, so the city offered the group the use of another piece of property a short distance away, and even offered to pay for the utilities (water and electric) for the group’s use. The group refused, because the real goal here is to score political points, not feed the homeless.
    The problem is that it is impossible for anyone else to use the park while there are scores of homeless people taking a dump in the bushes. Not only that, but the homeless are scaring people away from the area businesses. If you want to feed the homeless on your own property, that is legal.
    To those who complain about how the homeless should be taken care of, let me ask you this: Home many homeless people are you allowing to live in your home, or in your neighborhood? None? Then why should you be able to invite them into mine?

    • GaryToo

      the bushes in that park must be thriving!

  • Evie

    It is not about a nanny state but a corporate state. Diabeties is big profit for big pharma who says only a drug can treat and cure a disease. No one wants to live like this it id insanity! Battles between money interests usa!

  • James

    Notice, the rule for not selling “BIG SOFT DRINKS” is limited only to the boundaries of New York City. If the New Yorkers can’t buy a BIG SOFT DRINK, they can simply walk or drive to the suburbs to buy one. Mayor Bloomburg won’t be mayor much longer after this shenanigan. I am surprised the local merchants haven’t raised a ruckus over this.

    • http://www.heartjinart.com Chad J Wilson

      The profit margin for the smaller portion and the simple fact that if you want a soda now you don’t want to drive out of town to get it is probably why businesses aren’t complaining.

    • Victoria Roberts

      Why not buy 2 or three soft drinks if it is that important to someone that wants a large soft drink or soda?

  • Paranoid

    When stress gets high enough that the subject sees no rational outlet they begin to behave in very bizarre ways, Our gov is no dif. they have lost the ability to control reality and are trying to control the rest. It will get worse, as they start to get truly paranoid. They will see enemies everywhere and likely react very violently, beware. If there is a good shrink reading this; give us your thoughts please.

    • flipping psychic

      I’m no shrink, but my take on this is that they’ve given up on doing any good (as this would cause conflict with Wall Street and the mega-rich) so they’ve decided that the best they can do is stop bad things from happening. In my area (not even in the US) this means “fire officers” taking away electric vehicles and disabled scooters from exterior balconies, where they are “blocking a corridor” and parking them indoors where they really are a fire hazard (due to charging the batteries indoors).

      In philosophical terms, the ruling class abandoned “positive liberty” (“freedom from”) some time ago, in keeping with their corrupt economic doctrines. Now they are throwing out negative liberty too, as they have to be seen to be “doing something”. (“Something must be done, this is something, therefor we must do this”)

  • Gail

    Bloomberg is raving lunatic! Declared a donut day, the ban does not include milkshakes or the sugar laden fruit smoothy. So does he own stock in some milkshake, donut shop, or smoothy chain? San Francisco is full of fruits and nuts, I think taking away the McDonald’s toy was plain mean to children!
    The whole thing of turning FDA into agents with guns would be hysterically funny if it weren’t so tragic. People stupid enough to drink raw milk ought to have the right to the runs they will get, without having their doors busted down while sitting on the toilet. These phools, democrats for the most part, that are so busy controlling the smallest thing, yet can’t see that they are so far run amock that the nation is folding up around them! We have allowed this all to happen people! While we were busy with our lives and voting for them to take care of our needs in government, we forgot to watch them………..do not vote for an incumbent in any upcoming election! Get rid of the Pelosis, Reids, Boxers, Feinsteins, Bidens, Obamas, and any other long term idiot that is running our wonderful country into a ditch!

    • Bruce

      Well that is San Francisco the same place that doesn’t want you to keep score in games becasue the losing team may get ther feelig hurt. I’m a little older so Mickey d’s didint have happy meanls when I was kid but I understand that its easierto order one ofthem and get a toyso you can have fun and us your imagination… somethig that Pelosi and Co. dont want bbecause you might have an idea and become self reliant! GASP!

  • SidDavis

    I see three factions in the US. The first are those in power who used the system to plunder and control us (fascists). The second are those out of power who want big government to rule us, but they want the bounty to be distributed to themselves (socialist/communist). The third are those who want freedom instead of subjugation (libertarians/true conservatives).

    The real political spectrum has complete freedom at one end and total subjugation at the other. Neither extreme is achievable, but libertarians and true conservatives fall near the complete freedom end of the spectrum while fascists, socialists, and communists fall toward the total subjugation end of the spectrum.

    When revolution erupts, it will be these three groups that battle for their values. The reason I think revolution is inevitable is that the present system of plunder and control produces a good deal of pain for the average person, and at some point that pain will outweigh any pain that people think will come from revolting; this point is the revolution point.

    Those in power have lobbied government to give themselves economic advantage, and this takes wealth from the many and puts it in the pockets of the few, causing the many economic pain. The monetary system based on debt, an instrument of enslavement, is predatory, unstable, and unsustainable (and unconstitutional), and as this collapses more pain will come our way. Energy that drives the economy is becoming more difficult to acquire, leaving less to use to fuel the economy as more is used to acquire what energy we can find. The economic contraction this causes will add to our pain and suffering. We are in a new period of history where long term economic expansion experienced almost from the beginning of the US is turning into long term economic contraction. There is quite a storm brewing.

    How it plays out would be interesting to watch if this were a movie where the actors could leave the studio after the scenes are complete. But we are the actors, the studios are our homes, farms, businesses and communities, and it is our lives that will be in jeopardy as we struggle to throw off the yolks that presently drain us of our lifeblood.

    • Sam Fox

      The way I see it, we have a slim sliver of hope for this mess to be changed.

      That would be Ron Paul. He is the only Constitutionalist candidate we have had in many a long year. I strongly recommend doing research on him. Dr. Paul is not out the race, he has just changed tactics.

      Ron would need a Constitution minded Congress to enable the change needed in DC. He has promised not to rule by executive order & as POTUS would only do what the Constitution allows.

      If you look you will find he is not racist, isolationist, a kook or too old. Also if you look, you find that Mitt is just another 0, just a diff letter behind his name. The same way 0 is another GWB, just a diff letter…

      I response to SGGroup below, I would ask Poppa for Ron Paul to be Prez. In Yeshua’s [Jesus] Name, amen.

      SamFox

  • SGGroup

    If I had one thing to ask from God it would be this –

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    ********************** !!!

  • MisterC

    If we returned to Common Law, which is based on common sense, thousands of worthless bureaucrats(non-productive members of society) would lose their jobs. Good riddins!!

  • http://itsafluffy.blogspot.com DL

    Isn’t just soda…New York now wants to ban ALL soda fountain type drinks that do not have at least half or more milk in them (so that milk shakes won’t be banned) Which means that the drink invented in Brooklyn, the egg cream, will also be banned! Since I grew up with chocolate egg creams (on Long Island not Brooklyn), that is very sad–egg creams only have about half a cup of milk and 2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup, most of the liquid is from seltzer or club soda. A shame.

  • Ghulam

    I came back from four years in Afghanistan, and I could not move out of the US fast enough. Move while they will still let you out.

    • Sam Fox

      Ghulam, are you a member of Combat Veterans For Ron Paul?

      Great group of patriots they are! Have a lot of good info to share as well.

      Thanks.

      SamFox

  • davidmpark

    When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. –Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the state remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavored to prevent the population of these states; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migration hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

    He has obstructed the administration of justice, by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

    He has made judges dependent on his will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.

    He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to civil power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:

    For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

    For protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these states:

    For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:

    For imposing taxes on us without our consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury:

    For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:

    For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule in these colonies:

    For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:

    For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

    He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burned our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

    In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have we been wanting in attention to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.

    We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

    … Well?

  • Mark

    I think ‘land of the fee, home of the slave’ would be more appropriate these days…

  • Rickard

    What’s truly hilarious is that while these laws keeps getting passed, the government can’t enforce simple regulations to the Wall Street madness.

    • flipping psychic

      There’s a connection between the two. They are unable to regulate the people who write their cheques, so they turned to regulating us to death instead.

  • McKinley Morganfield

    This trend has been creeping up on our society for many decades; but now it is no longer creeping, it is accelerating. It is all about control. Government at all levels, except perhaps the local level, has become a totally self-serving entity. The bureaucracy serves the bureaucracy. Politicians serve politicians.

    The Bloombergs of America lust for power. They cloak their lust with the sanctity of claiming their regulations and laws are necessary to protect “the children”, to reduce obesity, to protect Peter from Paula and Paula from Peter, etc. But its ultimately about power which is the most addictive substance on earth.

  • borsabil

    All these petty little regs and rules are annoying but are certainly done for a purpose. You can’t smoke there, or eat that food. You must buy this health insurance and obtain a permit even for things that are constitutional RIGHTS, not privileges. Almost every aspect of our personal conduct, even what we think and express, is subject to thousands of pieces of law. Laws that no sane person can follow, the question is why? Why have governments in the western world, not just the USA, decided to waste their time enacting so much pointless regulation? Is it really to make us ‘better’, or rather is to make the law so impossibly difficult to follow that every free born citizen of a country becomes a potential criminal, subject to removal of their rights and freedom? They’re following the old communist play book, where a secret policeman comes knocking on your door to cart you off for violating a state decree that you knew nothing about. Once the law becomes so manifestly unfair and arbitrary then effectively there is no law only tyranny, creating an environment where THEY can do whatever the hell they feel like.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDBiLT3LASk

      “And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!” — Sir Thomas Moore, Man For All Seasons

      We are indeed in a time of lawlessness. Banksters commit fraud and are rewarded for their crime because they are TBTF, politicians are corrupted by graft and cronyism and leave office with millions leftover from their campaign chest, and the true rule of law, aka the Constitution, is a mere inconvenience for thieves and whores. Dark days ahead as the global financial system implodes and totalitarians are eager to repress.

    • GaryToo

      you nailed it my friend. And on top of that red tape is relaxed to benefit big corporations, here in australia we are unbeleivably overregulated for everything, but there is no definition of what constitutes free range, so poultry and eggs acan be farmed in any level of confinement and sold as free range. No simple regulation where it cuts into big business profit.

  • chiller

    This ‘nit-picking’ is what guberments do to validate their existence when they run out of real issues. Once the masses quiet down because real issues are taken care of, all the whiners show up and piss ans moan for their tiny inconvenience to be dealt with in spite of the masses. Bare in mind, there are only 3 things any guberment does well, intimidate, manipulate and provoke.

  • grandpa

    when ya get an infestation its time for a long battle of extermination right down to the last creepy crawly…then you can sit down for a meal…

  • howwaslife

    I’m a man in his 30s, born 1982. I lost my job last year and have been enjoying my life more now than before. All aspects of my life have been pretty much controlled by someone else since birth and I have tried to keep with the system. Being out of system means Im more free now to prepare for whats coming. What good was going to school and work hard, only to find oneself living someone elses life with tons of regulations. I have no idea how life was before or to be free man.

    I dont know what is coming to us but Im sure as hell not going to back to my old useless life.

    • GaryToo

      good for you, independent thinker.

  • Paul

    In Tokyo, every construction site has a supervisor that ensures that every vehicle leaves the site clean.
    Result: no mud on the street outside the site.

    “In many U.S. states is it now illegal to collect any rain that falls on to your own property.”

    That’s not the nanny state, the cause is water laws. Water rights are owned by corporations in these states.

    “In Hazelwood, Missouri it is against the law for little girls to sell girl scout cookies in front of their own homes.”

    That’s easy to circumvent: sell the cookies in front of the neighbors home.

    Or sell boy scout cookies.

    And don’t forget: now UAVs have permission to fly over the USA to monitor the citizens.

    I quite like living in China. As long as you don’t try to overthrow the government and you pay your taxes in time, everybody leaves you alone.

    • Kyle

      Pretty soon there will be a giant revolution in China and they will be more free then we are!

      Read about John MacArthur and you will see how scary America truly has become as God’s holy spirit has left America.

      We are only one step from an invasion by another kingdom.

  • Gary2

    “How about this: if conservatives are so fervently against “entitlements,” then just take theirs away. They’re free to give theirs up. No more blue states subsidizing the red states.”

    Hey conservatives–put your money where your mouth is or STFU.

    • Rodster

      When I was down on my luck and down to my last $500 back in 2003 rather than hit up the State gov’t for welfare or food stamps I worked 3 minimum wage jobs. I’ve never taken a cent from the gubmint.

      I just wish there was no such thing as a 50 State Union. It be better to toss the clowns out of Washington along with their teleprompters. It would be a joy to have every State decide their future without having the dregs bringing everybody down.

      NYC is a perfect example of what liberalism, socialism and the nanny state is all about. I should know I was born and raised there. ;)

      Can’t wait to hear that one day Football has been banned because of concussions, or hamburgers are banned because of red meat which is tied to bad cholesterol. Meanwhile the current Clown in Chief is munching on a hamburger, hot dog, fries and his wife is eating spare ribs.

      Besides liberals being the dumbest humans on the planet they are the most hypocritical as well.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      Like Rodster, I never took a dime from the public. We, wife and I, come from very humble beginnings; we worked and still work, and live a frugal life. I’m against all entitlements. I’m generous locally to those in need and that is as far as my responsibilities stretch. Your lodestone Gary2 is you fail to realize that coercion does not work in the long run. Utopia, like unicorns, does not exist. Only a government that can take all you have, including your freedom, is capable of doing what you wish government to do. You fail to realize that government that governs least governs best. You are a tool of the fascists. You are a running dog lackey of JPM, Goldman Sachs, GE, etc. My advice is to hold your nose when you march the ‘rich’ off to the death camps and hold up your skirts least they become soiled with mud, blood, and viscera.

    • McKinley Morganfield

      “… blue states…”

      Name one ‘blue state’ that is solvent. Name one ‘blue state’ that is not losing population. Name one ‘blue state’ that has an economy as sound as that of ND, SD, or WY. Name one ‘blue state’ that is not rife with corruption and repressive laws and regulations.

      Didn’t think so.

    • jaxon64

      I’m all for that. In fact I’ve made this proposal for 10 years–if the government quits forcefully deducting Social Security and Medicare from my paychecks for the remainder of my working career, then I will gladly sign away all rights to receive any disbursements-EVER !

      How about this also, since I have no children in school, no relatives in prisons anywhere, in fact the only services I get from the state are policing and roadways-how about I pay a flat fee for the services I actually use and then Maryland, (my county and my township even for that matter also tax me)can quit taking ridiculous and expanding sums from me.

      I like your idea Gary..I opt out of govt assistance/checks of any kind-EVER and the various governments stop taking $25K-35K annually from my wife and I.( if you count sales tax, licenses, rip-off renewals like tags, surcharges etc etc etc). only one problem with this though…………
      How will govt pay all of those that they already owe SocSec to since they already robbed the funds in the 1990′s? ( you don’t really believe Clinton and Company actually spent less money than they received in revenue do you?). Also, how will the government provide free medicade/medicare to tens and tens of millions who have never contributed ( including many who are not even citizens)…and also, without our hated conservative butts getting out of bed everyday for 10-12 hours of drudgery, how will we pay for the near 100,000,000 working age Americans without jobs, the 46 million getting food stamps, the free abortions, the free cell phones, the millions of unproductives getting 3 hots and a cot in prisons, the lifetime students, the philosophy, political science and liberal arts majors.
      Naw, in the end you and your liberal cohorts would and could NEVER accept a “buy out/opt out” deal for us who work our butts off–after all, I/we feed your family, provide a roof over your head and clothe your kids–but you hate us- the backbone of the country- anyhow….

    • whteshark

      Hey Gary,

      We would give up the entitlements in a heartbeat when the government stops taxing us for them. Want to see SS and Medicare fall off a complete cliff? Let us right wingers stop paying for them and give us the money back already paid into them.

      • Gary2

        No you still have to pay your fair share. Its the cost of living in this once great country.

        All you dolts who tell warren buffet to “just write a check” now are as usual being a hypocrite by not just giving up your entitlements.

        “Just give them up if you are so unhappy with them”

        • Rodster

          We ask him to write the check because it proves our point that liberals are the biggest hypocrites on the planet. The man has billions so according to you he’s greedy. You only defend the old sap because just like the fat bloated pig, Michael Moore they tell you what you want to hear, so you liberal, socialist dummies buy into into it hook, line and stinker.

        • jaxon64

          why is my “fair share” $35K” for services and entitlements I HAVE NEVER AND WILL NEVER RECEIVE and your fair share-and millions like you- is to receive thousands more than you put in? How is that fair dolt! If you are such a Darwinian, god-less l;iberal, why don’t you believe in survival of the fittest? How about we just let losers who can’t survive on their own live on the streets without food handouts and medical care?
          I’ll tell you why–because as conservatives and Christians we are highly charitable. There is no denying or refuting facts-we give 10 to 20x the amount of charity to our fellow man than liberals do. ( if not more).
          What you refuse to understand-or are just not bright enough to comprehend- is that WE want to give charity. We DON’T want the government to forcefully take from us and then disperse to whom THEY think deserves it. On top of that, so much of it ( “it” being the working slobs money from honest labor), so much of our money is gobbled up by the people and beauracracies that get to take it and give it away, that only pennies on the dollar actually get to those who need it !!! THAT is why we want to do the charity ourselves instead of having government as the middle man-they only want to be middle man so they can take a 95-98% cut for themselves !!!

        • MisterC

          Paying for something someone is not going to get is ‘fair’ according to you? You are dumber than I thought Mr. Hypocrite?

    • GaryToo

      What does that nonsense have to do with over-regulation? Thats trolling, try and redirect the thread onto another argument between dem vs repub vs they are the same.

    • MXLord327

      What an effin idiot!! It is totally the other way around, or don’t you bother with facts? How solvent are the blue states of Illinois, New York, California, ect compared to Texas, North Dakota, Alaska?? When you flaming libs start spouting your BS you really reveal your ignorance….

    • http://www.heartjinart.com Chad J Wilson

      ~ ““How about this: if conservatives are so fervently against “entitlements,” then just take theirs away. They’re free to give theirs up. No more blue states subsidizing the red states.”” get a clue. The money runs your party!!!!

  • http://worldendsar5newsat11.blogspot.com drbuzzsaw

    The men & women who fought and died for this country to make and keep us free. I feel sorry for them as it looks like they bought into a lie.

  • Time to wake up people

    But not all is lost Michael T. Snyder!!

    Sir Mayor Michael Bloomberg struck down a reasonable safety helmet law for bike riders in his kingdom, cough, cough, i mean his city.

    So i guess his thinking is your not allowed to become fat, no no that’s ugly, but it’s OK that you split your head wide open.

    This is the insanity of the 1%.

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  • Debbiejoann

    President Obama promised to restore civil liberties and repeal parts of the Patriot Act. Instead, he doubled down on the Patriot Act and signed into law a stipulation that the U.S. President can take control of industry, utilities, transportation and many other aspects of American life at any point he wants to, in both war and peace times. Obama has also ordered the assasination of an American citizen living abroad without due process of law. I supported Obama but am very disappointed in the erosion of American civil liberties under his administration.

  • CinnamonGirl

    Oh come on govt., lets work on the ECONOMY! Unemployment rate went UP today to 8.2 and the stock mkt. is spiralling down. And all govt. is worried about is raw milk and chicken nuggets. Blech.
    Bread and circus’. while Rome burns.

  • a lot more trouble…

    We all know the Job situation is getting worse, just look at today’s news.

    Here is a video of Obama’s chief strategist Axelrod heckled in Boston
    The crowds chant “WHERE ARE THE JOBS?” “WHERE ARE THE JOBS?””WHERE ARE THE JOBS?””WHERE ARE THE JOBS?”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxuRxhpEmWo

    The rage is beginning, soon there will be riots and civil disobedience here in The Untied States as we have seen in the Arab Spring and European nations…..all hell is about to be unleashed

    Learn more, get ready, be prepared.

  • Syrin

    Tyranny always comes from the left. GARY is cheering right now.

    • Gay Veteran

      yeah, Hitler was a real liberal, just like Pinochet and a pack of other right-wing dictators in South America

      • Michael

        Actually Hitler was a socialist who loved big government.

        Michael

        • Gay Veteran

          oh my, do you actually think that just because the word “socialist” appears in the name of the Nazi party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers’ Party)) that the Nazis were actually socialists?!?!?!?

          then why did the REAL German socialists oppose him?

          • Michael

            The Nazis tightly controlled nearly every aspect of the economy. It was big government top-down control. The Nazi economic system was very clearly socialist.

            The Nazis hated the communists, but they were actually more alike than they were different.

            For many more examples of how the Nazis were leftists, please see this article….

            http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/20-signs-that-the-nazification-of-america-is-almost-complete

          • Gary2

            Michael–I liken conservatives closer to Nazi as conservatives are already so to the right the next small step would be Nazi.

            For the record–the conservative policies of favoring the 1% and all the low info lower class conservatives who rush to defend them are bat shit crazy.

          • Jerry

            Good article. Hitler would have fit perfectly in today’s Democrat party.

  • erheault

    Yes Komarads you will line up for your daily ration of government Black bread, Protesters wil lnot be allowed to share in the peoples joyfull bounty, all workers will report to the block leader for his daily work asignment, any lateness will be dealt with severly, Dear leader will be on the radio for a glourious speach all subjects will listen and obey his commands, Remember the slogan Work Will Free you.

  • WM

    I am just curious as to how far the citizens of the USA will allow our freedoms to degrade and tyrannical laws to increase before they say enough is enough!!!! and start fighting back????????

    Its strange, when a man is beaten by cops and it is percieved as a racial thing, the city of Los Angeles started burning. Why is it when the government who is totally irresponsible with OUR money, passes whatever laws they think they can, etc. , there are no riots or protests all around this nation in every city?????

    Is it because most American people have their head in the sand, or maybe they don’t think a revolution could take this nation back??? Or is because Biblical prophecies point to this verytime when glabalist are arranging things to “unify” the world and prepare the way for the one world dictator, also known as ANTICHRIST???

  • LM

    Living in Miami I used to be annoyed by the seemingly flagrant disregard of laws and regulations that so many people here display. It just seems part of the culture in this city to just do what you need to do, laws be damned. Permits to build on your property? Most people don’t get them. Auto insurance? People get it just to renew their tag and then they cancel it. Tags, for that matter… I have neighbors who refuse to get plates/tags for all their vehicles and just put the two tags they have on the vehicles they want to use at the time. Permits to park on the side of the road and sell puppies/flowers/cheap art/fruit from your trees? LOL Please.

    Like I said, I used to be annoyed. But I’ve changed my tune. I realize that many of these people lived under highly oppressive regimes prior to coming here. Human nature being what it is, when the government imposes draconian rules and regulations, people will always find a way to do what they want and need to do. Many people here know first hand what it is like to have the government tell you, “No, you may not have milk for your 10 year old child.” Or, “No, you will not own a Bible.” This is what the rules and regulations ended up meaning for them. So they learned to live in spite of them and get around them. I’m not advocating breaking the law, but living here has made me see things a little differently in light of the growing nanny state we’re living in.

    • WM

      LM: Very well said. I am sure you may be talking about the Cuban population, no? I know many Latino people who do the same sort of thing, and having been married to a Peruvian woman for 8+ years, AND having visited Peru, I now have a better understanding why many immigrants do what they do. It may because they came to this nation with the perception that this is the land of the free with no one telling them they cannot have a garden in their yard or raise chickens in their yard, etc.

      You are right, they come from nations where the corruption is so blatant and repressive.

      I have a Columbian friend who drives a well worn Toyota that is rotted out pretty bad and he got a large fine for driving the car the way it is. Of course, where he comes from, there is no salt on the roads to rot your car out and what little money they had, they surely did not put it into the car to make it look nice. It was quite a shock to him to say the least.

      Many of my Latino friends are slowly seeing that America is no longer the land of the free, and the government just wants to tax everything, even the air we breathe if they could.

      • vesey

        All the same, they will stay and continue to encourage others to come from their home countries because after all is said and done, our gov’t will give them the freebies they could never get from their own gov’ts…..

        • Kyle

          Free cellphones! Free drivers licenses! ObamaCare!

          All Free! Welcome to Pleasure Island!

      • Kyle

        How about the government makes a birth tax next for all newborn babies due to overpopulation?

  • Mark

    How many times did I argue that Greece should print it’s official currency … The Euro !

    Berlusconi, 75, who resigned as premier in November as Italian borrowing costs surged amid a worsening debt crisis, said Italy should remain in the European Union even if it exits the euro. He added that another of his proposals was that the “Bank of Italy prints euros or our own currency.”

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-01/berlusconi-says-ecb-must-print-euros-or-italy-may-say-ciao-1-.html

  • flipping psychic

    Tell me about it. They’re taking away the mobility scooters of pensioners where I live on grounds of “fire safety”!

  • http://www.youtube.com/safearmsreview SafeArmsReview

    #15 In major cities all over the United States feeding the homeless has been banned due to “health reasons”.

    Its a sad day when we let ppl starve because of ‘health reasons’ – isn’t starving a major health reason?

    Remember what Yeshua said in Matthew 25:37-40 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’

    And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

    Shalom

    • McKinley Morganfield

      “Its a sad day when we let ppl starve because of ‘health reasons’ ”

      The purpose of the ban for ‘health reasons’ is to teach the needy that only government can provide for them. It is, in the eyes of the statists, blasphemy that the needy look to their neighbors for assistance.

  • Bonnie Flynn

    Every time something happens especially something people deem as bad they rush to make a law so it “Never Happens Again” but laws dont make people change behavior. Even with a death penalty people still kill other people. they text and drive, they kidnap, murder, torture, etc whoever they want and the threat of death doesnt stop them. now we are buried under miles of laws and rules and nobody stops doing whatever they want. something happens and they want a law to stop it..

    • Dani

      Absolutely! 100% of laws are requested by the constituency or government is trying to regulate the cost of it. For instance, raising taxes on sugared sodas cuts the subsidies needed for hospitals when people are overweight and their hearts are giving out and we the taxpayers are picking up the tab.

  • Piglet

    The really galling part of all this is that a great many Americans strongly support such measures. I’ve had conversations with people who are enthusiasts for even greater government control and surveillance “to keep us safe” and “it’s for our own good,” etc. During the 1930s, when fascism was on the rise, press baron Henry Luce of Time Magazine wrote, “The moral force of Fascism may be the inspiration for the next general march of mankind.” World War II killed a lot of fascists but it did not kill the ideology, which is on the rise again under different names.

  • REED RICHARDS

    Michael,

    You and the other far rightwingers here need to stop yer bellyachin’. If you vote for either the democrat or republican wing of the war party then this is exactly what you are going to get.

    To the democrat and republican wings of the war party I say since the suckers in amerika are going to continue to vote for you psychos and mass murderes then it’s time to turn up the heat and tighten the screws………….

    • Kyle

      In other words lock and load! YEEHAW!

    • Bruce Wyner

      Brilliant wow don, t vote democrat don, t vote republican hmmmmm I guess that leaves us what?

  • http://TheEconomicCollapse Darwood

    Where is our fearless leaders in the Republican party? You know, the party of personal freedom and limited government. O, I forgot, George Bush signed into law the ban on incandescent light bulbs and passed the patriot act. I know there’s some good ones in congress, but where is the outcry? Where is the passion, where is the backbone to stand up to all this and say, ” no more”? We have revolutionary Marxist running the country, we have oppression at every level, and we have a bunch of spineless wonders guarding our liberties. May God help us!

    • Nancy

      quit blaming Bush for obamas screw up!

      • Bruce Wyner

        Sorry Nancy I, m a devout conservative and Bush gave us Obama, while I, m sure his intentions were not as malicious and I know he loves the country unlike the self proclaimed dictator / messiah in power now but much of what is happening today is a direct result of a bad republican party led by bush for 8 years now the rinos want to give us another bush and if they get their way hillary will be the first trans gender president

        • Dani

          You don’t have one conservative candidate that can take a country-wide election.

    • Kyle

      I agree.

    • Dani

      That’s funny. I worked for a legislative body that was never less than 80% run by Republicans. They passed hundreds of restrictive ordinances in my 20 years. 100% of them were requested by a 70% Republican constituency. Every time someone pissed someone else off in the community, they’d come running into City Hall to do something about it. We would roll our eyes and say, “Oh no, not another one!”

  • Jason

    I dont mind the ban on soda, if it contains HFCS. Recycling-no beef with nither happy meal toys which is a ploy to keep kids at one of the most nutritionally toxic establishments that now exist. When it was old MC Donald it was not so bad but now Donald is like on his deathbed and trying to bring us with him.

    The collection of unflorinated, med free water is the freakiest thing there…

    • Kyle

      Soda actually has changed over the last 10 years. It is now more corn syrup and no longer pure.

      I get allergic reactions from the said corn syrup which I never used to in the 90s.

      Even though sugar isn’t good for you at least that’s all soda was and you could moderate yourself how often you drink it
      but now they add TONS of corn syrup and all sort of other artificial crap that it’s no longer soda.

      You’re both right and wrong that it’s a toxic wasteland. It’s all the other artificial crap that has been added to the soft drinks.

  • Washington
  • Daniel

    Also, In san fran you can’t cross a street without a light giving you permission and a crosswalk to guide you safely. How did our ancestors survive without such safety?

    • Dani

      There weren’t cars and there were millions less people.

  • Jodi

    A couple of days ago my son and I took a walk and saw 3 girls with a lemonade stand. I walked past them and said I was sorry I couldn’t buy any lemonade because I don’t have any money. As soon as we got home, I told my son that I was going to grab a couple quarters and go back to support them. They were thrilled to see us come back. We must stand and be supportive if we want to win.

    Beck will be doing a national lemonade and hug-a-thon day. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mercury One.
    http://www.glennbeck.com/lemonade

  • Bryan

    The only big step we can take now is to Pray…Pray for the Lord to restore this Nation to one Nation under God….but i will be the first to admit I was part of the problem that allowed to this to get so far…Will God restore us..or are we just 2 morally corrupt and self serving along being addicted to entertainment…2 Timothy 3 But mark this There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud , abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without-self control, brutal, rash conceited, lovers of pleasure rather thna lovers of God– having a form of godliness but denying it’s power! how many of these can you pull out of how our society is today? souns like today’s society doesn’t it…Jesus told the church of Ephesus Repent from which you have fallen and do the things you did at first. IF you do not repent I will come to you and remove your lamstand from it’s place. has our lampstand been removed from this nation?

    • Tim

      I think you’re a bit confused. In Revelation 2 & 3 the Lord was addressing churches. The USA is not a church. But the Lord has removed the candlesticks of many churches in this nation because of their apostasy.

    • Bruce Wyner

      Wrong!!!!! If you think kicking back and praying is going to save the country think again. Maybe if you go to the polls and elect real conservatives and not rinos or extreme left democrats theirs a slight chance we can be saved , unfortunatley my faith in a brain washed america is nill.the liberal socialist mainstream media has done a fantastic job of reporting nothing of the criminal regime in power and effectivley brain washed uninformed voters that real patriots like ted cruz are terrorists

      • Dani

        No. People just don’t agree with you.

  • Washington

    Connecticut Drowning In Debt, Still Manages To Find $300K To Renovate Communist Party Headquarters…

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/01/connecticut-drowning-in-debt-still-manages-to-find-300k-to-renovate-communist-party-headquarters/

  • GIJOE

    Government – Knock Knock…
    US Population – Who’s there?
    Government – Control Freak . . . OK THIS IS WHERE YOU SAY CONTROL FREAK WHO!!!

    • Kyle

      That’s the best knock knock joke I have ever seen. (I get a Creamsickle set in the summertime with sticks that are full of em)

  • http://theeconomiccolapse gmtmvt

    All is good, in your comments. Most things will taken care of “by the people eventually””””””’ who knows when , God does.

  • mondobeyondo

    Relax, people! The state will take care of you!

    The state will make you serve it, it’ll turn you into a slave.
    From the womb to the tomb, from the cradle to the grave!

    So don’t worry! Uncle Sam’s got ya covered, from ADC (Aid to Dependent Children) to Social Security.

    Uh-huh. Too bad ol’ Uncle Sammy is flat broke.

    • Kyle

      Too bad ol’ Uncle Sammy lies and says everything is all right and he will continue to take care of you.

    • Kyle

      And all this while Uncle Sammy is wondering where all the spare change went so he *pretends* to have money.

  • Michelle

    I can’t help but think of that movie “bugs life” when i think about America. Our government is the grasshoppers and we the people are the ant’s. The grasshoppers (our government) kept control of the ants with fear. Because the grasshoppers (our government) knew that if the ants(we the people) ever realized that there was way more of us then them and that in numbers we could take back what was ours, the grasshoppers would have no choice but to flee. One ant stood up and the rest took that stand with him. I know its kinda silly but it does make sense. There are so many more of us the people then of our government. Yet they have all the say so and we are just suppose to take it.

    • Dani

      All laws are drafted based on requests by “we the people”.

  • TheRandyGuy

    We stopped being “the land of the free” many years ago. Unfortunately, I live in the People’s Republik of Kalifornia. I have a business here. The regulations are stupiyfingly obscene and permeate every aspect of my life. Why don’t they just outlaw common sense and be done with it? When my kids finish high school, I’ll sell my business to some poor sap and move somewhere else.

    • Dani

      Move out of the country then. Because I don’t know of one community in the US that is not regulated.

  • Jeff

    In Kansas, an art gallery owner was arrested for not having a “live music license” She was charged, convicted and has a misdemeanor record.

    Their crime? A small group of musicians playing for the gallery patrons.

    The law says that any business with live music regularly must pay $400 annually for an entertainment license.

    Welcome to the “Land of the Free”

    • Kyle

      Welcome to the *Land Of The Fee*

    • Piotr Paczek

      what a bunch of sh***t

  • MountainHome

    It’s not just Obama who wants to keep these facts from us! It’s both political parties and the mainstream media.

    Great article!! Thanks again for making a list that has the real economic news that affects each of us every day!

    • Dani

      Except the fact that every community has them and all were requested at one time or another by the taxpayers.

  • RUMPLE STILLSKIN

    FOLKS THERE JUST AINT ENOUGH OF EM

    ALL YA GOTTADU IS JUS SAY NOOOO
    STAND UP TO THE BASTARDS
    P.S in Georgia you have to get a land disturbance license ( BLUE CARD ) its called, just to dig a a hole for a pipe or ground rod at a construction site. But the ******* state dont care about the 100 000 boarder jumpers who do have no stiking GREEN card!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    • Kyle

      That’s a conservative number. It’s much higher then that.

    • Dani

      GA has the strictest immigration laws in the country. So much so that 11,000 crop picker jobs were not filled and your crops rotted in the fields.

  • Ian

    Here’s my opinion: Most everything you listed were laws of the State. I have no problem with that. It’s when the Federal government starts dictating what is right or wrong for a State, that I have a problem with..

    I say I have no problem with that because if you don’t like the laws, then move. I’ve always preferred living in Southern States, because they had lower income tax, and were more in line with how I thought how gun laws should be. I could never see myself living in NYC, because of the laws.

    The states, counties, and cities, should have the rights to make their own laws if they want. Just don’t live there if you don’t like it.

    • Dani

      States, counties and cities do have their own laws. The problem is, people cross those borders all the time and people don’t have a clue that they traveled into a new jurisdiction and then cry when they break the law and get caught.

  • Washington

    The Freeman and Strawman Explained. Corporate law V’s common law explained.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptHQu68MdMs&feature=youtu.be

  • Jeff

    WE’re doomed as a Republic or a species even.. ***** evrybody unless they got off their ass right now and start fighting back

    • Kyle

      They won’t until extreme shortages happen then it will be mob rule where you have 20 different groups fighting for different causes.

      Those 20 different groups will often fight each other while you are stuck in the middle trying to defend yourself and/or you’re family.

      Then as a result of those 20 groups fighting each other some of the police will walk off their jobs causing the UN to bring in special troops to lock us down.

      Then it’s *End Game* what happens after that is anybody’s guess as this has never happened on a world wide scale like this before.

      There has NEVER been so many people except before the great flood where people were largely irresponsible then just before it happened.

  • America America

    Land of the freaks, home of the knaves.

  • Italics Mine

    I’m not sure if the term “nanny” is appropriate. A nanny is someone like Mary Poppins who wants to help, guide, nurture, and is loved in return.

    However, if nanny Poppins were of the sort that wanted to tazer, lie, torment, punish, fine, and arrest, then maybe Big Nanny would be the right terminology.

    • Piotr Paczek

      Nazi state is more appropriate

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  • M70xxx

    Just what I need,some old bitch wanting to change my diaper….. Lmao!!!!! Amerika ain’t what it used to be,personally I think it’s a shame…..

  • Gol

    I think the armed drones flying over is a bit of a stretch, at least as of yet…

    • Dani

      Yeah. It’s we the people spying on our neighbors with Google Earth.

  • Sll

    I love how this blames it all on democrats but I believe it was under Bush that we sacrificed our freedoms for security, especially #18

    • Kyle

      Both sides are bad and only provide half the facts.

    • Bruce Wyner

      You are correct but the loss of freedom has been at a rapid pace under this lawless regime IR/SS is out of control benghazi was a major conspiracy and I say was because any attempt to investigate has completely blocked this isn, t a democratic or republican issue both parties are guilty as sin I can go on and on but if your a liberal it does not matter to you I will just say this if you paid any attention to what was done to the nevada rancher this could be your family next

      • Dani

        Not true. I worked for a local government from 1973 to the mid 1990s. Our laws were volumes long and 100% of them were requested by the taxpayers at some point in time. And, if you didn’t enforce them, people would scream at us. Stupid laws!

  • DestorytheColossus

    Y’all should watch the Colossus Forbin Project to see the direction we are headed.

    You can get it for free at YouTube and it has some funny parts. It was written in 1964 about a super computer taking over all US infrastructure in which the super computer needs NO humans and it can fix itself.

    Ironicly the Russian Government invents their own called The Guardian and the US one *Colossus* makes it’s first demand to talk to the Russian computer or the Colossus will launch all the US missiles towards Russia and it does so too until the President gives in and then the missiles are canceled.

    The movie shows how the excuse *I’ve got nothing to hide” is one of the most lamest if not THE lamest excuse to allow the government to snoop without control.

    Weirdly enough the movie has the super computer under a mountain in Colorado which is where the NSA super computer is stored just like the movie!

    The movie wasx done in the 60s but explains propheticly what has happened since then and where we are going tomorrow.

  • Piotr Paczek

    This moronic stupidity needs to stop!!! These idiotic useless laws are inplace because everyone is complacent. This is not supposed to be a puritan quaker state AGAIN. People stop being part of this mind vacant matrix.

  • Charles

    I agree completely with 9, I think 12 is over kill and can see where 7 could make sense. The rest are ridiculous.

    Vaccines are essential for public health and for disease eradication. They have been proven safe time and time again by thousands of credible scientific studies over a 100 years.

    Smoking is gross. But I support anyone who wants to do it. That being said I don’t want to be breathing your smoke in because it’s terrible for you. So I support no smoking in public places (indoors). However smoking in well ventilated places like the beach and park pose little threat to surrounding people. So I think this law is a little over kill.

    Finally for 7, happy meal toys help hook children on terribly unhealthy food. While I support people (non minors) eating whatever they want, no matter how unhealthy, children can’t understand the long term consequences of their actions. So rules need to be in place to protect them (no smoking until 18, no drinking until 21, no toys for unhealthy food).

    • Bruce Wyner

      So in other words because you think vaccines are good they should be forced upon people and you think people should be allowed to kill themselves with cigs but just not in wideopen spaces and people should be allowed to mow their lawns with an electric or hand mower and planes should fly anywhere except over houses you are a typical liberal

  • Dani

    I worked for a local government between 1973 to 1995. We had a ton of these laws and 100% of them were requested by local people. Garage sales took away places where their neighbors wanted to park. The music was too loud. They wanted us to do something about it. Some kid drank raw milk at their neighbor’s house and they ended up in the hospital. Someone gave someone nutrition information. It was wrong and they died. People smoke. They get sick. Don’t have health insurance. Who pays for it? We the people. Not the idiot who smoked? People swallow sugar by the gallons. They get sick. We heard about it all and then we got stuck with enforcing them because as soon as there is an infringement of one the telephone would ring off the took. They’d yell: GOVERNMENT! DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!! We are a society of inconsiderate people with their neighbors and taxpayers at their wits end.

  • Dani

    Nothing new. The state grabbed our private property in the 1960s to put in a major highway. Imminent domain. And, check out google earth. Everyone is watching your property.

  • Dani

    In all cases of these laws, there has been harm done to another taxpayer. Either we’re paying for someone else’s heart disease because they ingested 40 tons of sugar, the toys got stuck in some children’s throat, taxpayers complained because their neighbor had junk in front of their house in a residential neighborhood because they started a business there, etc. etc. People requested 100% of these stupid laws because people are stupid and hurt their neighbors.

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