LET Tyranny of moral busybodies

Yet again, Post-Bulletin readers have been subjected to an article praising smoking bans, this time Greg Sellnow's column. It seems hardly a week goes by that the paper has no praise for those who would forcefully prevent others from doing as they please, even on private property.

It calls to mind the wisdom of Narnia author C.S. Lewis, who once noted: "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

James; Waddell


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