This whole nanny state episode is a self-inflicted wound that Progressive-Humanists have done to themselves. By trying to outlaw large soda drinks in New York. And they have their brand new hero in Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Who I guess has replaced Karl Marx in leading the charge and have opened up themselves to satires like this and I referring to this video by The Onion. Whether it's outlawing plastic bags in Los Angeles or trying to outlaw tobacco or hate speech, because they are worried about people's feelings getting hurt, well people that agree with them. They add to the notion that Progressives want to control people's lives.
I'm not trying to make the case that Progressives have a monopoly when it comes to the nanny state, because they certainly do not. And that Neoconservatives are completely innocent when it comes to the nanny state. They are both guilty when it comes to the nanny state, but for different reasons. And why they are on the fringe in American politics and both have anti-views when it comes to individual freedom, but go about it differently. Neoconservatives are nanny statists when it comes to things like censorship, pornography, political speech they disagree with, homosexuality.Women's place in the world, what people can wear in public, etc and unfortunately I could go on. But I trust you have other things you want to do with your lives then to hear this indefinite list.
But Progressive nanny statists have been in the news more lately with the soda ban. And have just fueled the stereotype that they want to control how Americans live their own lives. That they don't trust Americans to be able to make basic fundamental decisions with their own lives. Like what to drink. Or when it comes to hate speech, right-wing radio, Fox News, the "Fairness Doctrine" or what we can eat and drink. Progressives feed the notion that they want to control Americans lives. That if Americans don't look at the world exactly the way they do and live their lives they way they do, that there's something wrong with them that Uncle Sammy or another jurisdiction has to fix that by outlawing whatever they feel needs to be fixed. That they are so bored with their lives and don't have enough to do themselves, that they have to try to live the lives of others.