Saving us From Ourselves

One has to wonder if this is satire these days. In a world where personal responsiblity is being denounced as passe, this Onion “plea for help” almost sounds like something one might actually hear. (Hattip Radley Balko) . “I eat 3,000 calories before getting out of bed in the morning… Can’t someone in Washington help me?…Everyone just acts like it’s not their problem.” Sounds too real. And in this age of Big Government -and where “save the children trumps freedom” (sorry, Lisa) mentalities prevail — will even conservatives be able to resist the Nanny State?

Posted by Matthew Hogan at June 16, 2005 3:14 PM