We all accept a certain amount of government interference in our lives - we understand we need a standing army, a national treasury, regulation of interstate commerce... however, where does this interference end? While Congress can pass laws involving how we live our personal lives, does it mean that they should?
Here are a couple topics to discuss along these lines:
The light bulb ban.
The federal government has decided to kill off the traditional incandescent bulbs in favor of the newer more energy efficient bulbs. But as we know, these bulbs are more expensive to buy as well as cause major headaches and cost if you happen to drop and break one.
Obese children to be removed from their families.
Whenever I hear the words "do it for the children" it scares me. It allows for just about any ridiculous law to be passed through government "for the children". Is this a slippery slide issue? Is this something that gives government (local or national) too much power to take children away? What happens if children are being taught to be racists? Is it a parent's right to teach hate? It sounds strange - but where does this end?
These are just two topics of many. Any thoughts on these - or any others?