Nanny Statists Censor The Night Before Christmas Poem

Nanny Statists Censor The Night Before Christmas Poem

Lenore Skenazy alerts us to the latest madness from the nanny state industry: you will run and hide any copies you might have of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” a poem that has apparently been corrupting young minds — and lungs — sinc3 1822.  You’ll recall that in the poem, St. Nick is not without his vices:  ”The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, and the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath.”  That’s right — Santa’s a smoker. Thank goodness a new version is coming out this year…

Swiss voters overwhelmingly reject smoking ban

Swiss voters overwhelmingly reject smoking ban

The BBC reports that Swiss voters have overwhelmingly endorsed private property rights and rejected the nanny state by voting against an absolute smoking ban: In some cantons, more than 70% of voters rejected the ban, according to Geneva newspaper La Tribune de Geneve. Geneva itself bucked the trend by supporting the ban by 52% to 48%.,, The result was welcomed by the Swiss Business Federation which called it “heartening”. “The initiative would have imposed more costs on restaurateurs who have already made considerable investments to protect non-smokers,” it said in…