13. THE NANNY STATE

In the beginning was the State.

Then there were parents, and then there were children.

And the parents ministered unto the State in caring for the children, so that they would grow to be parents in their turn, and it was good. Or mostly.

Butt some parents did not minister in accordance with the expectations of the State, and other parents did not minister in accordance with the expectations of other parents, so the State rescinded the ministry of the parents and gave it to experts.

The experts drew up lists of commandments which consisted, not of things which parents were permitted to do or say to their children, but of things which they were not permitted to do or say to their children, which was pretty much everything. Thus children became free to do pretty well anything.

Then the experts, heady with the power of telling parents what they could not do for or to their children, began to tell all adults what they should or should not do, say or eat. Many of these shoulds and should nots were cast into the law by government legislation. I am concerned, as a rapacious carnivore who eats red meat three meals a day, that soon the eating of red meat will be forbidden by law, and the enormous brain power I have developed as a carnivore will shrink and I shall swiftly enter dotage.

I urge people to stand as Independents for State and Federal governments to OVERTHROW THE STATUS QUO and seize power back from the nannies (I mean ‘experts’.)

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