Government Doesn't Know Its Place

Folks up in Albany want to ban contact football for anyone younger than a teenager, and raise the age to buy tobacco to 21.

These are two more great examples of government sticking its nose where it doesn’t belong.

Two great examples of government losing sight of why it exists.

Back when we threw off the Redcoats, it wasn’t so we could create a nanny state that stood ready to wipe our butts and protect us from life’s evils; it was to safeguard our liberty.

It was to give us the freedom to choose the life we wanted and pursue our own brand of happiness.

The fact is that whether or not someone under 13 plays football is a decision that should be up to that individual and that individual’s parents.

And likewise, the notion that someone can go off and fight in our armed forces at 18 but can’t buy a pack of cigarettes, a tin of Skoal, or some vaping liquid until they’re 21 is insane.

The government needs to get back to respecting our freedom.

And we should be wary of a government made up of politicians who seem to be working overtime to find ways to “protect” us.

The only way government can protect you is by enslaving you.

The only way it can free you from the consequences of your choices is to take those choices away.

This is the land of the free, not the land of the mollycoddled.

So to those in Albany, my message is consistent and simple: keep your hands off of our lives.

Bob Lonsberry

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