New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been on a roll. First, he wants to take large sodas out of your hands. Now it’s taking bottles out of babies’ mouths. Literally.
“Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed,” reports the New York Post.
“Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation.”
Former Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi [now at Human Events] wrote a 2007 book, “Nanny State,” on the subject of governments telling us what’s good for us in our daily lives. In the above clip, from a 2009 appearance on the Independence Institute’s “Independent Thinking,” Harsanyi made this incisive point…
“You know, typically, nannyism almost always starts with children, somehow, defending and protecting children. So, for me, the playground rules were the best…In Florida, there [were] big, ‘No Running‘ signs on playgrounds, things like that. And I think it starts with kids, so you’re sort of getting used to being controlled.”
So, Mayor Bloomberg is just taking Harsanyi’s observation to its logical conclusion. Let’s just hope Colorado lawmakers aren’t paying attention.