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Date Posted: 07:29:41 02/28/07 Wed
Author: Chuck in ND
Subject: How can we object to that?
In reply to: Jay 's message, "Immunization question" on 12:49:34 02/27/07 Tue

We've already ceded the point saying that the state can mandate seatbelt use--for our own good. And we've told them it's OK mandate no smoking anywhere--for our own good. (I'm amazed at how many Mormons supported that one!) And we've told the state to go ahead and mandate other immunizations--for our own good. We've already ceded the point that the state can do whatever is necessary to keep us safe and healthy, so how can we object to this act of benevolent care?

And they've only just begun--It's only a matter of time before colonoscopies, mammograms, prostrate exams and PAP smears are required. And only a matter of time before BP and cholesterol monitoring (and managing) is required.

You've all heard the funny joke about the guy who wants to buy a pizza and is told his weight and cholesterol are too high, he'll have to get a salad. It's really not a joke, it's a documentary, it WILL happen because we've already told the state there's no limit to what they can do "for our own good"

I love this CS Lewis quote:
"Of all the tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under the omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons' cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

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