Piers Morgan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s want to be dictators and slave masters. Regulating a person’s diet is the regulation of a person’s life. Here was Morgan’s response to a guest who disagreed with him on sugary drink control:
“I think people need [these types of laws] occasionally, particularly on issues like smoking, drinking, guzzling sodas too big for them, you know, eating 16 Big Macs a day, whatever it may be, the reality is we all need a bit of nannying about that. That’s why so many people are on diets. That’s a form of nanny state.”
When governments pass laws that force people to eat a certain way in the name of “this is good for you and society,” they are not being nannies. They are being dictators and slave masters.
Once you go down the road of forced good intentions, there are no stop signs along the way. Today it’s sugary drinks; tomorrow dictators will want to tell us where to live, the jobs we should have, the friends we should associate with, how to spend our money, and what we can say.
In fact, we’ve already gone down this road. Watch what you say or you’ll be cited for “hate speech.” The money we earn is not really ours. When government dictators determine by law to “exempt” some of our income from taxation, that’s a sure indicator that the government believes it can claim all our income. “We could take it all, but we’ve decided to ‘exempt’ some from taxation.”