Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Growing Police State: Neo-Prohibition Edition

So New York City apparently takes an annual survey of resident behavior and positions.  I'm guessing most cities do, the city where I live does so.  They use it for city planning and political purposes, among other things.

This year is going to be a little different however.  It seems that Nanny Bloomberg has instructed that this year's survey be heavy on the questions about alcohol and drug use.  Health Department spokesman Sam Miller had this to say, "We routinely conduct surveys about important health issues to learn more about them, and underage and excessive drinking are serious health issues.”

Given that this is the same mayoral staff who brought you bans on salt, trans-fat, and large sugary drinks, does anyone think they won't also try to restrict your access to alcoholic beverages?  In the name of your health, of course.

Mayor Bloomberg, your city has real problems.  From a fleeing affluent class, to crime, to traffic congestion, there are far better things for you to be worried about than drinking habits of your residents.  The very fact you think you have time to address this issue just goes to show how big you think Government should be, and how afraid of you lovers of Liberty should be.

1 comment:

  1. The problem with Bloomberg, in addition to his nanny-state overreaching, is that his solutions to many of NYC's problems have made them worse.

    For instance, his traffic planners have destroyed the traffic flow in midtown. It is far, far worse than 10 years ago.