Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Bugs, Drugs, or Boogers
Sad news, friends. Tyranny scored a victory today in the NH House. HB 1378 was voted inexpedient to legislate. Representative George Lambert tried to free us from the awful tyranny of sanitation created by the use of sugar packets on tables in restaurants, but his efforts were for naught.
Lambert wanted us to be able to return to the days of sugar shaker dispensers, and communal sugar bowls.
Why wouldn't we want to return to these? Kids could pick their noses and then stick their fingers in the hole where the sugar comes out. Anyone could unscrew that top and put drugs or other nastiness into the dispenser, and of course there are the ants that could crawl in.
Bugs, drugs or boogers? Who wouldn't want to have that kind of liberty? In a free market we'd have that choice - but not now, because a bunch of nanny statists decided sanitation was a good idea, and wrote an RSA about it. We should all have the freedom to be poisoned by others. What is a poor libertarian like Rep. Lambert to do? When it came down to a vote, ole Atlas gave a big, big shrug.
h/t to Maureen Westrick for the heading