New York has the reputation of being a nanny state. But, current regulations aren’t enough for State Assemblyman Matthew Titone. Citing health concerns, he wants to require identification to purchase soda pop 16 ounces or larger.
This poses a bit of a problem. It places an added requirement on the clerk or waitress. But, it also puts an added burden on parents. A 17 year old would not be able to order a Coca Cola at a restaurant without parental approval if Titone gets his way. Are there going to be soft drink police running around issuing citations?
Rather than giving parents the opportunity to discuss moderation with their children, Titone just wants to take over this situation. Because government knows how to raise your children better than you do.
I’m going to have a large can of pop and be grateful I live in the midwest, away from the clutches of the nanny state of New York.
What would you say to your legislator if he proposed this idea? Please comment below.