Thursday, April 28, 2011
How useless does Ted think you are?
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Last night as I was watching the late night news an alarming report caught my attention. It seems Ted Lieu, California State Assemblyman, is proposing a law that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use a tanning salon.
No, I'm not lying. Ted Lieu who easily won his seat in the last election, wants to protect people under the age of 18 from the dangers of the tanning salon.
I will at this point let it be know that I did not vote for Ted Lieu.
Don't drink, drive, tan or run with those who do. I guess that's Ted's philosophy. That's the liberal agenda. No salt, no Happy meals, and no tanning. Ted seems to think that I, as a parent, can not make informed decisions with my children's best interest in mind. This is a perfect example of where liberal ideology links to socialism with an all-powerful state and ruling class acting as big brother. The liberal argument, under the guise of "well don't you think (fill in the blank) is bad for people?" is how the liberals take away freedom of choice, something they claim to champion.
Now, I try to monitor my salt intake, I don't let my children live off of Happy Meals, I don't smoke, and I have never used a tanning salon. But, if I want some more salt, if my I want to rip through McD's and grab a few Happy Meals, if I want to light up a victory cigar, or if I ever get the hankering to look like a piece of toast, that is MY choice and MY business,NOT Ted Lieu's and NOT the governments.
And by-the-way, why is Ted Lieu wasting time on tanning salons when his state needs jobs?