Thursday, November 23, 2006

The Leftist's Paradox: Nanny State vs Choice

George Reisman:
Soon, in New York City, you won’t be able to buy a donut baked with trans fat, but you will be able choose your sex, irrespective of your anatomy.

If you think this is crazy, you’d better watch out and not say so. That’s because sooner or later, if there isn’t already, there will be a further regulation that bans such dissent as “antisocial,” “insensitive,” or “offensive.”

Even so, I can’t suppress the thought that if the hosts of, say, the Boston Tea Party, were alive, they might physically relocate New York City’s Board of Health to the streets below, perhaps with its office furniture wrapped around its members’ necks. A hostile response, I know. But then I’m feeling like that rattlesnake on a flag of my country’s Revolutionary War. His message to the world was, “Don’t Tread on Me.”

I doubt the New Yorkers are smart enough to have figured out the implication of allowing people to name their own sex. This means you could have a business made up entirely of men, but half of them could change their sexual identity on their birth certificates and claim they are complying with EEOC regulations. :)
# posted by EdMcGon


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