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Do We Live in a Nanny Society?

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I’ve always felt that political correctness would one day be our demise. When politicians refuse to acknowledge that the overwhelming majority of terrorists that try to kill Americans are Muslim, and 80-year-old Caucasian grandmothers are pushed to the side by airport screeners, political correctness seems a little absurd. When people illegally cross our borders and are then called “undocumented workers” who are catered to by Bank of America and our welfare system, Mayor Villaraigosa rejoices. Jumping on the side of illegal aliens is great for politicians, because Hispanics are becoming the most influential sect of voters. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m no more American than any Hispanic out there, as long as they have a social security number. Politicians don’t care about the people. They’ll do and say whatever it takes to get reelected.

So what the hell does that have to do with a nanny society? Well, passing laws to overprotect us, all in the name of “caring for the people,” is a very politically correct thing to do. For example, Gov. Schwarzenegger just made it a law that teen drivers can’t use a cell phone while driving, not even hands-free units (adults still can). We all know kids are going to continue chatting while driving, and I dare say that the LA police have more important things to do than stare into moving cars for cell phones. Isn’t this a parent’s issue to tackle and what about emergencies? Schwarzenegger must really care about our children!

And what’s with the drinking laws? Uncle Sam will arm an 18-year-old with an M-16, grenades and night vision goggles, throw him in Iraq for three tours and then extend those tours, but (if and) when he makes it back home, he can’t have a beer to celebrate. That’s very interesting…And very politically correct, I guess.