Sunday, December 10, 2006

Protecting Us From Ourselves

Here are some of the latest examples of how our government is protecting is from ourselves, since they seem to have nothing better to do.

1) As mentioned in a recent post here, New York City is banning trans fat because it is bad for our health,

2) In Ohio, it is apparently illegal for a truck driver to smoke in the cab of his or her truck, because it is a "workplace" and the ban on smoking in the workplace apparently extends to the cab of the truck, even though no one else is being affected.

3) This one really takes the cake. Virginia either has or is considering passing legislation making it illegal for churches and other charitable organizations to prepare and feed meals to the poor unless they go through the time and expense of being licensed and inspected like a regular restaurant. Jeez you can't even do something nice for somebody else without the government getting in the way!

So Sayeth The Shack

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Boy, we sure do have some good legislators out there working to protect us from the evils of the world - like trans-fat, for openers - don't we, John?

The family here - my younger daughter, her husband, their kids and my son and I - had a great meal Sunday night at our church. Fortunately, this was a "pot-luck" event so if the geniuses in Harrisburg ever get any ideas along the lines of the yo-yo's in Virginia now have about church's getting licenses to serve food, I don't think a "pot-luck" meal would come under their so-called "guidelines" - would it?