Nanny State

Right wingers complain about the nanny state especially when governments try to get them to stop smoking, control their obesity, exercise more or avoid unprotected sex. They claim they are not hurting anyone but themselves, so they should be allowed to harm themselves in peace. That is not quite true. Second hand smoke hurts others. STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) infect others. And, in a society with universal medical care, if you destroy your health, other people will be stuck paying your medical bills.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)