Friday, October 05, 2007

This Should Frighten Free People

Anyone who does not understand the Democratic Party of Wisconsin wants to turn our state into the Massachusetts of the Midwest, simply is not paying attention. Those of us who don’t want our lifestyles mandated to us by the government really need to pay attention to events in the land of Kennedy and Kerry.

Doc, what's up with snooping? They’re watching you right now. They counted every beer you drank during last night’s Red Sox game. They see you sneaking out to the garage for a smoke. They know if you’ve got a gun, and where you keep it. They’re your kids, and they’re the National Security Agency of the Nanny State.

I found this out after my 13-year-old daughter’s annual checkup. Her pediatrician grilled her about alcohol and drug abuse. Not my daughter’s boozing. Mine. The doctor wanted to know how much you and mom drink, and if I think it’s too much,” my daughter told us afterward, rolling her eyes in that exasperated 13-year-old way. “She asked if you two did drugs, or if there are drugs in the house.”

Thanks to guidelines issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and supported by the commonwealth, doctors across Massachusetts are interrogating our kids about mom and dad’s “bad” behavior.

And that information doesn’t stay with the doctor, either. Debbie is a mom from Uxbridge who was in the examination room when the pediatrician asked her 5-year-old, “Does Daddy own a gun?” When the little girl said yes, the doctor began grilling her and her mom about the number and type of guns, how they are stored, etc. If the incident had ended there, it would have merely been annoying. But when a friend in law enforcement let Debbie know that her doctor had filed a report with the police about her family’s (entirely legal) gun ownership, she got mad.

Universal Healthcare is about giving the government primary responsibility for the physical well being of all the people under the jurisdiction of their Nanny State laws. Do you really believe the do-gooders are going to simply let their most vulnerable subjects live in dangerous conditions? Remember that police are only one part of a Police State. --- H/T Joe Martin.