I know, shocker!

Via Daily Caller.

Americans want the government to stop acting like their mother.

According to a Reason-Rupe poll, Americans do not want government to ban trans-fats, e-cigarettes, online poker, violent video games or genetic testing kits.

Many Americans are becoming frustrated with the government’s growing involvement in what they believe should be their personal decisions.

For one, they do not want the government to be their personal nutritionist. The poll found that 71 percent of Americans oppose the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed trans-fats ban. Only 24 percent of Americans would support measures to outlaw the additive.

The FDA also mandated that the genetic testing company 23andMe halt production of its DNA testing kits. The agency says the company has not gone through the testing required by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938.

A 55 percent majority believes that the government should not be allowed to bar them from purchasing the kit… A large majority, 76 percent, said that the government should not be able to prohibit the sale of beverages with large amounts of caffeine… Debates across the country have erupted over whether or not electronic cigarettes should be permitted in public places and seven cities have moved to ban the devices. However, 66 percent of those polled think people deserve legal rights to smoke e-cigarettes freely in public locations…

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  1. Alain41 says:

    I think of Homeowners Associations here (I’m a former President & Treasurer of mine). HOAs were started because local gov’ts couldn’t afford to deliver the amount of services that they had been (still do) deliver to the older established home areas. Eg, the older home areas in my county have leaf pickup by the side of the road. Newer homes do not, they have to bag the leaves. Also concerns related to paying for flooding overflow land use controls, etc.

    Forced into HOAs by local gov’ts, home builders added in rules on home business operations and appearance/maintenance of homes & yards, and used as a selling point that your neighbor won’t have a rundown haunted house or run a daycare center next to you. The rules were attractive to those that like to tell you what to do; paint your house this year, take down the drying clothes line, no satellite TV antennas on roof, dog houses & tool shedds have to meet approved guidelines, no above ground swimming pools, and those people ran for HOA officer positions while everyone else wanted to be left alone. Then those in charge started cracking down to the rule book and everyone hates their neighbors even more.

    People are fed up with HOAs run by little Napoleons (Bloombergs?) and the similar expansion of little rules into our lives has people saying, ENOUGH!

  2. TX Soldier254 says:

    An Up-Armored ‘SWAT’ Humvee facing the little boy with the two Cops pointing their ‘Assault’ Hand Guns at him would seem to be more Normal.

  3. Alain41 says:

    And in the wanting to ban category; Administration is considering removing Robert E. Lee’s and Stonewall Jackson’s portraits from the walls of the War College. And undoubtedly if done, removed from every other federal bldg. where they hang. I love how it’s always an unnamed official who brings up these questions.

    Considering Lincoln’s statement of, malice toward none, you would think people would understand that honoring Lee and Jackson in this way is not an endorsement of a broken union or slavery, but an acknowledgement that we are one union which is what Lincoln was fighting to preserve. I’m sure the naysayers will say that removing the portraits is not malice, it’s just not honoring them. But it’s the opposite of one union (under God) that Lincoln believed in. So yes, it is malice.

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