Great post, John.
As charitable as the sentiment may seem, it is a utopian, elitist attempt to completely remove a perceived risk from society with heavy-handed, arrogant politics.
I recall a past Surgeon General that used this same approach with, "If it saves one child ...". Jocelyn Elders, I believe.
"The irony of the Information Age is that it has given new respectability to uninformed opinion." - John Lawton, speaking to the American Association of Broadcast Journalists in 1995
Last edited by Bud Helms; January 21, 2013 at 05:46 AM.