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The latest Nanny state attack on individual choice by the Socialist Democrats commences yet again.

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Nowhere Man, May 22, 2019.

  1. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Now it's threatening people who walk and text.


    New York might make it illegal to text while walking - CNN

    Once again Democrats socialist demonstrate their willingness to control what you can and cannot do and Implement yet another money grab. It's all they know how to do with people.



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  2. The Reverend Bob

    The Reverend Bob Well-Known Member

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    Good! People who text while walking are annoying and they cause accident. This isn't nanny-state, this common sense. I keep getting bumped into by people who are not looking at where they are going. They also do it while crossing the street which is dangerous to them and others. But if I created the laws instead of fining them I would make it lawful for the general public to beat the stupid out of them.
     
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    metis aged ecumenical anthropologist

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    Accidents all too often affect those other than just the one causing it.
     
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    I am all for it. Are you against restaurant inspections,
    the pure food and drug act, air pollution and zoning laws?

    We could direct you to 3rd world countries that are
    so free the USA looks like a convent. Wanna move
    there? It will be groovy when you get hepatitis.
     
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  5. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    It's major Nanny State hands down. Not to mention another venue for yet another Money Grab.

    There are already laws in place for being stupid. It's implemented socialism that puts yet another clamp on individuals by the Socialists.
     
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    Just yesterday, I watched a girl who was staring at her phone just walk off the sidewalk directly in front of oncoming cars who then had to slam on their brakes so as not to kill her, and possibly themselves and others.

    It's a safety issue. We're not allowed to text and drive here either.
     
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  7. SkepticThinker

    SkepticThinker Well-Known Member

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    How is it nanny state?
    What's socialistic about it?
    And what laws are already in place for "being stupid?"
     
  8. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    There's a problem when people confuse ordinary social programs like health inspection with strong arm socialism.
     
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    SkepticThinker Well-Known Member

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    There's a problem when people think that everything they don't like is a socialistic conspiracy against them. ;)
     
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  10. The Reverend Bob

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    How is a safety regulation socialism? Is requiring a person have a license to drive a car socialism too?
     
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  11. sun rise

    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    I echo @SkepticThinker 's call for you backing up that claim with links to actual laws.
     
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  12. Audie

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    Yes. You seem to have a prob with that. :D

    I doubt you walk and text. Or drive and text.
    Or want to help pay the med bills for those who do.

    Would you mind if places like NYC banned gum?
    The sidewalks are DISGUSTING!!!
     
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    sun rise "Let there be peace and love among all"
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    It's simple: "socialism is evil. Anything I don't like is evil. Therefore anything I don't like is socialism"
     
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  14. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Then it's another one for the Darwin Awards. It certainly stupid to do, but to legislate people's stupidity? The Socialist needs to get off their high horse where they think they're all knights in shining armor armor to save people from themselves.

    Did you ever stop to think for a moment that it's an incremental ratcheting down on individual freedom.

    Frog being boiled in water.

    Frogs being slowly boiled alive and don't even know it.

    It's never about safety with a Socialist Democrat. It's all about controlling people, restricting peoples individual habits and behaviors, and grabbing people's money by creating new opportunities to do so.

    And then spend it on their pork barrel and special-interest Buddies in return for staying* in power so they can continue to control, restrict, and grab money from people.

    *More accurately it's entrenchment.
     
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    That why we have laws because people can be stupid
     
  16. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Tell that to the Socialist Democrats in San Francisco in California. Feces and needles all over the place as well as living corpses lining up the walls shooting themselves up even more.

    Someday you might realize that it's never about a person safety or health or well-being. You need to look at the trees in the forest .

    It becomes crystal clear what the Socialist Democrats intents are. The least of it having to do with health and safety. None of the socialists in power are concerned about people's safety or well-being. You're arguably foolish if you do.
     
  17. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    There's no reason to make more.
     
  18. columbus

    columbus Conservative Catholic from Hell

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    Do you have the same "OMG! Nanny State socialism!" when Republicans pass laws against people getting abortions?
    Tom
     
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  19. The Reverend Bob

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    Yes there is! Because the stupidity never stops, if people stopped being stupid we wouldn't need more laws to hold them accountable for their stupidity.
     
  20. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Hey I'm pro-choice. Infanticide and backroom mafia coat hanger procedures are far worse.

    I don't agree with everything on my side .
     
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