Saturday, September 1, 2007

The ever-growing nanny state dept

Latest example: the state of Indiana gets over $16 million to enforce seat-belt laws (state police and others already have the occasional checkpoints). Wonderful--more state intrusion. And how often do we hear about tight budgets? Seat belts can add to one's safety in an automobile. But if one doesn't wear them, one is only hurting himself--no one else. That's why it should be an individual's choice. The nanny state should butt out.