Big Brother is preaching again
In a great column in today's Townhall, Thomas Sowell lays out a broad theme which encompasses the current Vioxx hysteria and other liberal excesses.
Liberals have become self-appointed, self-righteous moral scolds who like to preach and instruct from on high -- starting with Rachel Carson and her hysterical screed against DDT, the banning of which has led to the deaths of countless millions of human beings from malaria, and has saved not even one bird -- and on to Ralph Nader who picked up the torch with his "unsafe at any speed" crusade, and many more.
And now there's a bunch of hysterical, moralizing panty-waists going after all the medicines that make people's lives better, even if at some small risk. The risk of removing these meds is greater than leaving them on the market and letting patients and doctors make an informed choice.
Next there is a law pending in Congress which will make the U.S. a signatory to an international agreement which will possibly ban most over-the-counter vitamins, herbs and supplements, thereby removing a large area of choice from patients and consumers.
Beware of Big Brother, he's coming after you.
Read the article at: http://www.townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/ts/20041230.shtml