Governments' authority to regulate

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Which government actions are proper?

  1. Require seat belts must be worn in a moving car

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Require helmets must be worn when riding a motorcycle

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  3. Require helmets must be worn when riding a bicycle

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. Helmets or hard hats must be worn when walking or standing on a public street

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Forbid smoking

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  6. Make foods that exceed a certain level of fat illegal

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Require citizens to do perform a certain level of meaningful exercise daily

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Require immunizations for children regardless of parental wishes

    4 vote(s)
    44.4%
  9. Require a physical examination at least once annually for all citizens

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Regulate the amount of calories that a food service provider may serve any one patron

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
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  1. Alcott

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    Inspired by the recent poll about requiring seat belts, which of these regulatory functions of government(s) are proper to maintain health and safety of the citizenry?
     
  2. Magnetic Poles

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    You need a choice for "None of the above"
     
  3. Alcott

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    Since you can view the results without voting, that should negate the need for a "None of the above" option.
     
  4. JamieinNH

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    I have to agree, I can't vote for any option, as there is not a "None of the above" option.

    So, I didn't vote.
     
  5. Salty

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    I wish there was a "None of the Above" (like in Nevada).
    I want my vote to count. But I could not vote for any of the above.

    Salty
     
  6. I Am Blessed 24

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    I agree! I couldn't vote.
     
  7. donnA

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    No, not really. Because now you don't know how many people would have voted for none of the above,against goverment intrusion, you only know how many voted for goverment intrusion in our lives.
     
  8. KenH

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    The federal government shouldn't be involved in any of the items listed in the poll. I find nothing in the powers given to the federal government in the U.S. constitution that involve any of those areas. What a state can do depends on each individual state's constitution.
     
  9. StefanM

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    You could make a case for food service regulations for nationwide chains based on interstate commerce, but IMO it would be a weak case.
     
  10. Salty

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    According to the results of your poll, 100% of the people believe there should be government intrusiton in several areas of our life

    Salty
     
  11. donnA

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    Exactly why there should have been a "none of the above" choice, the results are skewed.
     
  12. rbell

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    agree w/donna; without a "none of the above" option, you simply don't know how many folks have a problem with all of the listed government actions.

    It is not the job of Government to maintain the health of its citizens.
     

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