Great op-ed in the Kinston Free Press today on how the seeming best intentions of the nanny-staters only take away individual rights:
We think that most people in North Carolina know that and are capable of making their own decisions on which restaurants or bars to frequent.
Unfortunately, our legislators thought that they knew better. They took the authority to make such decisions out of the hands of business owners and their customers.
As we argued for much of the past two years on this issue, this is fundamentally about the rights of individuals and businesses to engage in free choice. Freedom to frequent or not frequent the establishments that best fit what the individual chooses and the market, not government, will decide the winners and losers.
Isn’t it amazing that in this day in age where consumers are opting for more and more choices in their lives that they just seemingly sit back and accept government applying a one-size-fits-all solution to problems. Hmm… Obamacare anyone?