Sunday, July 3, 2011
The Nanny state, government buracracy, why January 1st and July 1st are actually dreadful days
Most people usually greet New Years Day with joy and happiness. Many places have New Years parties with champion, music, noisemakers, fireworks, and often singing "Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot." However many people don't realize that New Years Day is often the day many legislation that had been planned behind closed doors with no real public input goes into effect. Many of these will effect the way people live. July 1st is another day when as it marks the end/beginning of fiscal years of many states. So many states would need to get their budgets plan out. These days due to many poor decisions in the political field that piles up on each other over the years it means that many essentials such that people depend on might disappear these days.
I guess many people don't know not only are benefits and help from the public agencies that some citizens depend on diminish or even disappear many times the government make what so called "nanny laws," pretty much unenforceable or otherwise pretty impractical to enforce laws that make people guilty just to live their everyday life and they are pretty vague and hard to define. For some reason these days governments even though they couldn't take care of their own problems think that citizens are too irresponsible they need to step in and make more legislation to control the situation and worst part is that they think that it would make things safer. There is really no proof that these nanny laws make anything safer instead many causes backlashes as well as their own problems such as police using it as an excuse to make a profile stop, increases lawsuit abuse as people would use it with corrupt lawyers to get a chance at the lawsuit lotto jackpot, and worst of all clogs up the court system with more distractions as they would need to investigate more laws if an incident happens. Some laws actually cause more problems such as cell phone driving bans causes people to try to hide phones from police which might cause them to lose control, those who try to be honest also have difficulty mastering bluetooth and other handsfree devices and might result in losing control as well ending up causing more harm the supposed good.
Really I think the people should really think about it. A famous quote from Benjamin Franklin the scientist who discovered lightning being bolt of static electricity from clouds from flying a kite in a thunderstorm states “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Many times problems can be corrected without new legislation. In a democracy we the people have the right to know what are elected and unelected officials are doing. This is especially true with taxpayers not knowing where their taxes are going while governments consistently add new taxes and drop or close down government funded programs corruption is often hidden in play in this situation often related to unions.Letting our elected or often times unelected officials make changes that affect citizens lives behind closed doors without ever getting their input is just not how democracy should work.