When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. -- 1 Corinthians 13:11
A society of children cannot survive, no matter how all-embracing the government nanny. -- Mark Steyn
The biggest reason that our government has turned into a nanny state is because so many American adults act like spoiled, petulant children. This is not about being a conservative as opposed to a liberal; it's about being an adult as opposed to a child. You want to be a man? Act like a man, not a boy. You want to be treated like a woman? Act like a woman instead of a little girl playing with her dolls. Ultimately, if you want the respect that comes with being an adult, you have to do more than reach adulthood. Instead, you have to actually embrace the responsibilities that come with being a man. Until you can do that, you'll forever be an unworthy child, no matter what age you reach.
1) Whether you want to have your yearly coupling with your wife or take on the Dallas Cowboys, it's not everyone else's business unless you ask them to pay for it. Keep the government -- and everyone else -- out of your bedroom. Pay for your own contraceptives.
2) It's your job to take care of your kids. It's your job to feed them, clothe them, watch over them, and teach them right from wrong. Of course, it's not easy. It has never been easy, but somehow everybody from cavemen to medieval peasants to Vikings managed to pull it off. If they can do it, you can do it.
3) The government may put basic safety regulations in place, but at the end of the day, you're responsible for your own life and limb. If you spill hot coffee on yourself, slip on an icy sidewalk, fail to strap into your parachute, kill yourself after listening to heavy metal music, die from smoking, crack your head open because you didn't wear a motorcycle helmet, drown after a hurricane you knew was coming for a few days or pee on an electric fence, that's your fault. It's shouldn’t be the job of the government or the court system to kiss your boo-boo and make it better when anybody with half a brain wouldn't have done something so dumb in the first place.