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Make your bed, because government is moving in!
It needs a new challenge...and the target is your home.
Government can already watch you closely while you're nice and snug in its schools. Mandatory RFID chip tags are rolling out.
While you're at work, it's hand is in your pocket taking much of your earnings.
On your lunch break, it's making sure that you don't consume more than 16 oz. of soda at a time. Must have healthy citizens to work off the $16 Trillion in debt.
But it gets tricky when you get home. Government has a harder time keeping an eye on you.
Sure, much of what's in your home has been regulated to death by them. But that's yesterday's boring news.
It wants your behavior next.
What you do in your house can't be left to the chaos of liberty.
What if you do something unhealthy?
A San Francisco suburb on Monday banned smoking in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family homes, with city leaders saying they hoped to lead a wave of such regulations across California and ultimately the country.And what an opening wedge:
Who wouldn't be against smoking? You'd have to be some kind of caveman:
The City Council in San Rafael, a community of 57,000 people about 15 miles north of San Francisco, voted unanimously for the ban, following a handful of other California municipalities that have outlawed smoking in buildings with as few as two units.As H.L. Mencken once said, government isn't satisfied with just your obedience. It wants you to want to obey.
Well, mission accomplished in San Rafael.
"We are happy to blaze a trail," Mayor Gary Phillips said before the vote.I'm sure His Highness is busy thinking about the next behavior that must be monitored and penalized.