March 25, 2013

Bloomberg: Americans Should Surrender Freedoms When Government Infringes

From The Washington Times:

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.

"I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom," Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban just shot down by the courts and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.

"We"? As in government or as in elitists? "Your"? He doesn't include himself or other governmental officials. He isn't including his own freedoms. He speaks as though the government is a separate entity from the people of the United States.

We are not voting for nannies, for parents, for caregivers, for masters, or for tyrants. We are voting for representatives - for select equals to give our collective voices a podium so we can all be heard.

It is "We the People of the United States," not "the People and the Government." If the government is made up of the People, then to whom is Bloomberg suggesting we cede our freedoms?

By DMartyr at 02:01 PM | Comments |