Welcome to the slippery slope

There are people who think about freedom, and there are people who don’t. When a new law passes and i refer to it as a “slippery slope” many people call me paranoid. So to illustrate the fact that i may not be off my rocker, here’s a New York State removal of freedoms timeline for you

2001 – New York State bans Cell Phone use while driving without a hands free device

2003 – New York State bans smoking in all pubic places, including bars and restaurants.

2009  – New York City bans trans Fat in the preparation of all foods in 2007.  In 2009 the ban goes State wide

2009 – George Mason University names New York The “Least Fee” state in the U.S. this is based on new Laws passed per year, taxes and limitation of personal and business related freedoms

2010 – New York State bans texting while driving

2010 – The Salt ban is introduced – “No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises.” The fine for doing so is set at $1,000.

Many of you may believe that these laws simply protect people, and to an extent I agree. BUT, should NY be deciding what is good for us? i have low blood pressure, i like salt and use it regularly. Should NY be able to decide that I’m not smart enough to limit and/or monitor my salt intake? When trans fats were banned i said that this was just the beginning, and was called paranoid. how many foods and ingredients are going to be  outlawed, banned and taxed before it becomes too much? If you read my last post, one of my thoughts for the day was “If you only read and listen to things that you agree with, ignoring anything that doesn’t fit what you believe in, you are dooming yourself to be ill-informed and willfully ignorant”. Maybe you should take a few minutes and look at what our legislators are proposing. Remember, i found these few examples in lesss than 10 minutes. Imagine what nightmare some heavy looki And if you’re a reader, maybe you should check out “Atlas Shrugged”, “1984” and “animal Farm” these books are starting to be 100 times more accurate than Nostradamus could have dreamed


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