Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nothing's allowed

Big Intrusive Government marches on, this time in Washington State:

"People who hope to beat the summer heat by swimming, floating or boating on rivers in King County must wear a life vest or face an $86 fine."

So much for being able to enjoy a competitive, challenging swim or a relaxing ride on an inner tube (which floats, we remind everyone) without risking a visit from the Water Police.  We're surprised the County Council didn't also mandate crash helmets while they were at it.

"'We are improving the health for everyone because of these laws that we pass,' [Councilwoman Julia Patterson] said."

Sure you are, ma'am.  You keep right on believing that.  In fact, you'd better get busy and start passing even more restrictive regulations to see just how "healthy" your community can get.  We're sure your subjects will thank you profusely for taking over every aspect of their lives.

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