Oct 11 2011

Europe’s Nanny State Outlaws Children Having Fun

Published by at 7:25 am under All General Discussions

Apparently there is nothing pressing on the European Union these days (no major financial crisis on the horizon, no dangerous threat from terrorists) since they have decided it is time to outlaw children having fun. If you want to see how big-government is an enormous waste of time and money, look no farther than the party pEUpers in Brussels:

The EU toy safety directive, agreed and implemented by Government, states that balloons must not be blown up by unsupervised children under the age of eight, in case they accidentally swallow them and choke.

Whistle blowers, that scroll out into a a long coloured paper tongue when sounded – a party favourite at family Christmas meals – are now classed as unsafe for all children under 14.

This is now illegal in Europe:

Amazingly in Europe, their kids and parents are so inept they’ve had to resort to outlawing fun in order to save them from themselves. The scariest part of this is, just as these little tykes are getting a license to blow a party horn, they are less than 2 years away from learning to drive.

The Horror!

What’s next – banning food (the number one source of choking incidents world wide)?

The era of big government HAS TO BE OVER. Or else we are all doomed to have busy-body bureaucrats constantly invading our lives and making sure we do as we are told. It seems 1984 was just a tad late in arriving to chain the human race into its gilded cage.  Or better yet, as Pink Floyd so rightfully queried:

Did you exchange, the walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Europe’s Nanny State Outlaws Children Having Fun”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    I hope you guys are paying attention to the animal rights movement that’s been building up in the last few years. They do not want most of us to own dogs, cats, etc., including livestock.

  2. oneal lane says:

    I guess they will not be getting any free government condoms either?

  3. WWS says:

    One of my favorite songs, perhaps it *is* my favorite.

    If I ever do make a page of my own, I have always intended to call it “A Walk on part in the War”.

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