Saturday, October 12, 2013

"Just Move" Stamps and the Nanny State Lesson

The USPS created stamps in honor of the First Lady's "Just Move" youth fitness campaign.  The only problem?  They weren't politically correct:

It's obvious, right?  I mean, there's a boy performing a cannonball, a skateboarder without a helmet and knee pads, and a girl performing a dangerous headstand.

Hence, all of the stamps produced had to be destroyed.  I'm still searching for the total cost, but given that it is our government, rest assured that it is well into the millions of dollars.  

This so epitomizes the liberal government that has moved ever more forcefully into our lives.  Not only "do as we say" (e.g. "Just Move,") but also "do it how we say."  Because at the end of the day, the "how" is the absolute most important thing.

And should the "how" not align with prevailing government thinking?  Then just throw more millions at it until it does.  

I wonder of Orwell ever envisioned "Stampcrime?" 

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