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Published: 09/21/09

In Defense of the Nanny State

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
In Defense of the Nanny State

Few questions loom larger on the political horizon right now than defining the proper role of government in regulating individual freedoms. As many have argued with varying degrees of sanity over the past few months, much of the current health care debate boils down to what kind of government America both needs and deserves.Which is why I was dismayed to read Jacob Weisberg's column in Slate on Saturday -- "First They Came for the Marlboros." In it, the author points to a dismaying trend of "nanny state"-type intrusions on individual liberties sweeping our country. The latest include a series...

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