(03-29-2013, 04:53 PM)archangle Wrote: You have too much faith in the politicians and the the sheeple who can vote.
And not enough fear of the creeping nanny state and big brother/big business state.
Give them time and we'll see regular drivers have their licences suspended for untreated sleep apnea here in the U.S. Then, doctors will become the unwilling "federal informants" by law. At that point, if they don't report their non-compliant OSA patients to the DOT, they will be fined, lose their medical license or be imprisoned for "endangering public safety". Mark my words: it's going to happen - just give it time.
With each passing year, we find more and more local, state and federal laws that each citizen is (unknowingly) guilty of violating... I'm probably a stinking criminal now, probably several times over, in fact. Of course, that's the goal of the nanny state - make so many complicated laws and regulations that everyone becomes a "criminal". Then, once everyone becomes a "criminal", they can (under color of law) levy fines, fees and taxes to control those "criminals" in order to raise money used to further expand the nanny state. Rinse, Repeat, Rinse, Repeat, round and round she goes.... At some point, it's really got to stop, I would think. Personally, I'd like to get off the Merry-Go-Round and quit playing "their game".
Ah, there I go again... somebody stop me before I hurt myself.
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