You know, it’s very rare that I say this: good for Jerry Brown. In vetoing a bill that would have fined kids and parents for not wearing helmets while snowboarding, he said this:
While I appreciate the value of wearing a ski helmet, I am concerned about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state. Not every human problem deserves a law.
I believe parents have the ability and the responsibility to make good choices for their children.
Jumping Jesus on pogo stick, did I read that right? Someone … some democrat … some Democrat in California had the temerity to assert that there are some things government shouldn’t bother with? Be still my beating heart. And that’s not all. Moonbeam has been on a tear with the veto pen. This in a state where some dipwad has proposed an amendment to ban foreclosures.
I love helmets myself. If I ever caught Sal 9000 Beta snowboarding without a helmet, she’d be grounded for life (especially as she’s, like, four). But mandating it is not government’s job.
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s hope for us yet.