Neal Barton's POV

Can you believe this is Jerry Brown?


POSTED: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 7:21am

I thought I would never end up saying this, but California Governor Jerry Brown is growing up and moving into a mainstream territory.

It was reported in the Sacramento Bee last week that Jerry Brown vetoed a state bill that would have required it to be state law that every child skiing or snowboarding would have to wear a helmet.

The Democratic governor said in a veto message that his decision to reject Senate Bill 105 was driven by concerns about the "continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state."

Brown disagreed with the entire bill and says "not every human problem deserves a law."

Did you hear what I said? Jerry Brown, the governor of California, says not every human problem deserves a law. Doesn't this go against everything liberalism stands for.

They don't want you to smoke, drive a big car or put toys in happy meals.

I was stunned.

Brown also struck again displaying a modicum of common sense.

He killed another bill increasing penalties for texting or calling without a hands-free device while driving. I think little by little more people are wising up that the government cannot and should not do everything.

Case and point, last nights stunning win in the New York congressional race. They elected a Republican for the first time in 93 years.

New political winds are blowing.

I think those who entrenched on both sides of the isle are up for a huge surprise in the next general election.

Thats my point of view, what's yours?

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Snowboarding...helmets...fewer brain injuries and deaths. No texting while driving...fewer wrecks and deaths. Toys in Happy Meals...come-on's for unhealthy fast food. Helmets for motorcycle riders...fewer brain injuries and deaths. Car seats/booster seats for babies and children...fewer deaths. Car licenses...proof (for most drivers) that they are road-worthy. Vacinations...healthy babies. Harmful governmental regulations? Not hardly...safeguards for people's lives, property, and futures.

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