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Published: Friday, Sept. 2 2011 11:17 a.m. MDT

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est061985
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Great, just what we need. Clean water and air are so overrated, as is workplace/food safety. While were at it, lets just get rid of all traffic laws, gun laws and illegal drug regulations.

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: est061985

Is the other side agaist clean air and water?

Are they agaist safety?

How much federal government control and regulation do we need to be burdened with?

How much control over my life, my business, my personal everything will make you happy?

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

@The truth: Care to delineate what control the goverment has over you right now?

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: xscribe

Apparently you have not been paying attention.

The list is long my friend,

From school bake sales, to what light bulb you must use, mandating purchase of healthcare mandating the use of seat belts or helmet,

for years the government has crept into schools and business with control and regulations, the Obama administation is currently going after the Gibson guitar company trying to put them out business over some minutae regulations,

they have been telling restaurants what oils and they must use, and how much salt they can use,

perhaps you not noticed how expensive it is to start a business (especially in the energy sector) or to run a business with all the thousands of laws and regulations you must follow, with fees and taxes you must pay,

with all regualations and fees ans taxes, as obama said, the cost of energy must necessarily sky rocket,

perhaps you have not noticed how all these laws regulations and fees and taxes have been driving up the cost of everything up.

Tell me what doesn't the government not have or want some control or regulation over?

Good intentions are leading to tryanny of Big government.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

The Truth: Are you sure that's not you local state government? We have no regulations here on bake sales. We have no regulations here on light bulbs. We have no regulations here on helmets. We do have a seat belt law - which I believe there should be - but it is our state law, not a federal law. And so far, we have not been mandated to purchase insurance. I will have to take your word for the business aspect of things, but, frankly, with the petty things you first mentioned, I'm not convinced it's as bad as you say.

As for government not controlling me, here's a small list:

I can have as many children as I want
I can travel the country where, when and how I please
I can choose my religion or choose no religion
At the moment, I can choose my own healthcare options
etc.
etc.

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