I would really like to have been around whenever the formative people in the lives of prominent liberals explained to them what government is supposed to be for. Because according to Hillary Clinton, it basically exists to play the role of hectoring mother-in-law:
Hillary Clinton is fully supportive of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s plan to put a 3-cent tax on a 20-ounce bottle of soda, she told supporters Wednesday night. Why would the presidential candidate be so gung ho about the highest soda tax in the country? It’s for the children, she insists.
“I’m very supportive of the mayor’s proposal to tax soda to get universal preschool for kids,” she said. “We need universal preschool and if that’s a way to do it, that’s how we should do it.”
I just find it a little crazy that we are apparently heading towards getting the government out of telling us that we can’t take illegal drugs, but into telling us that we can’t drink Coke*. The problem is that liberals don’t believe in persuading anyone to do anything (like taking the money they would otherwise spend on Coke or whatever and put it towards preschool tuition instead), they just believe in using blunt government force for everything.
Get in line, or else. The modern liberal motto.
* We don’t need the government to tell us not to drink Pepsi because Pepsi is gross.