New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Sunday: Sometimes government does know best. And in those cases, Americans should just cede their rights.
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.Say what???
The government never has a "right to infringe". In some cases, we as a people grant the government the ability to establish laws to safe guard our rights as individuals. These laws may limit some individual actions, but the purpose of the laws is not to infringe on individual rights, it is to safe guard the rights of those so governed. Believing otherwise, as Bloomberg does, is to get the cart before the horse, or more pointedly in this case, to make the slave the master.
Bloomberg has no more "right" to limit the number of guns I own, or the number of bullets they hold, than he does to limit the number of ounces in my big gulp. To believe otherwise is tyranny.