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Outrage of the Week

Friday, March 29, 2013

This week's outrage comes to us from anti-gun, anti-freedom New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  The mayor--who has been steadily building a justified reputation as a politician who pushes for increasingly intrusive government involvement in private citizens' lives--further bolstered that reputation with an outrageous statement. 

reported Monday by the Washington Times, Bloomberg indicated on Sunday that sometimes government does know best, and in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights and allow the government to make their personal choices for them.

"I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom," Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC.

Bloomberg's zeal to limit freedom has been greatly focused on gun-control, but in the past he has also set his sights on sugar, salt, trans-fats, alcohol, and even baby formula-control.   And he is currently spending $12 million of his personal fortune on targeted anti-gun attack ads he hopes will persuade U.S. senators to vote for national gun control laws.  His quest for control seems to know no limits.

Responding to the Mayor's attempt to "buy America," NRA Executive Vice President Wayne R. LaPierre said Sunday on "Meet the Press," "He’s going to find out this is a country of the people, by the people, and for the people.  And he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the American public.  They don't want him in their restaurants, they don't want him in their homes, they don't want him telling what food to eat. They sure don't want him telling what self defense firearms to own.  He can't buy America."

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