You almost expect the Nanny State takeover in Europe -- they're practically socialists over there anyway.
But if you think this can't happen in America, you haven't been paying attention -- because it's already happening.
In New York, Nanny Mayor Michael Bloomberg has banned trans fats, pushed for limits on salt, and even proposed a soda tax like the one in France. And let's not forget the city's recent smoking ban that prevents people from lighting up OUTSIDE.
In California, San Francisco and Santa Clara have banned children's meals with toys, like Happy Meals. A child's first lesson in life: Don't trust in mother when it comes to food choices -- trust in Big Mother instead.
In Baltimore, the city is handing out $100 fines to restaurants caught red-handed using trans fats. In at least one case it was because the cook chose the wrong brand of "healthy" margarine!
And in Washington, the Nanny Queen herself -- Michelle Obama -- is busily lecturing people on what, when, where, and how to eat. But of course, it's "do as I say, not as I do," because this is a woman who can stuff her face with the best of them.
She admits her favorite food is French fries -- and even says she "can't stop" eating them... but don't you dare eat a fry yourself!
Think I'm done? I'm just getting started. Thanks to ObamaCare, insurance companies and employers now work more closely with the federal government than ever -- and they're getting in on the Nanny act, too.
Many of them now have "incentives" -- aka discounts -- for people who toe the party line: don't drink, don't smoke, join a gym, and lose weight. But let's call that what it really is -- because a discount for following some bureaucrat's health rules is really a surcharge on anyone who doesn't.
Some employers even refuse to hire smokers -- and they're getting away with it, too!
Throw in vaccine laws, school lunch regulations, red-light cameras, garbage monitoring, seat belts, helmets, and more and the Nanny State isn't just a figure of speech.
It's the 51st state -- and the one you're living in right now.