Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Pete Morin Editorial Review--Issue # 76

Welcome to 2011--New Year, New laws

Happy new year everyone. Let's hope this year is better than the last, but judgment will, of course, be delayed until 12/31.

The headline of a local newspaper read "Anti-bully law goes into effect." Why this is just what we need, isn't it? A law to stop bullying. All bullying will now cease and desist as youngsters will most assuredly respect the feelings of their revered classmates. This one headline shows how inept, and ineffective we, as a nation, have become in dealing with societal problems. Does anyone think, for one moment, that a law of this kind will actually stop children from doing what comes almost naturally? Once again, liberal sentiments trump reality. Laws won't stop bullying, nor will they be successful in having students treat each other with sweetness and love; that act comes from the home, with two parents in tune with the actions of their dear progeny. Teaching children how to respect others is the sole responsibility of parents concerned with the well-being of their little ones--not the nanny state!

It really doesn't matter, however, since Americans are now told that government knows best how we should live our lives. Michelle Obama is waging her war on calories and Barack is waging his war on healthcare, the energy industry, financial institutions and college tuition to name just a few nanny moments.

But let's not quibble, enjoy yourselves. The nanny state is protecting you, and your children, from the vagaries of the big bully free enterprise system. So--pop a cold one and let's toast all the new laws we'll get to see in 2011! Utopia, here we come!!!

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