Baby Steps Once upon a time, seat belts were an option in automobiles. Then, one day the government made them mandatory. Today, most states can fine you if you arent wearing a seatbelt. Once upon a time, the government passed a law that required airlines to provide no smoking sections on their airplanes. Today, there are entire cities where smoking is outlawed everywhere but in your own house. Once upon a time, Thomas Edison invented an incandescent light bulb. Tomorrow (2014) will see the government ban on incandescent light bulbs become almost complete. In each case above, had somebody told you (at the time) that the first sentence would ultimately result in the last sentence, you probably would have told them that they were looney tunes crazy. Thats how government encroachment works, in baby steps that slowly eat away at our liberties and rights. On March 23rd 2010 a law was passed that required all US citizens to purchase/have health insurance. Im looney tunes crazy, so I wonder how long it will be before the government can force you to have medical treatment that you choose not to engage in. After all, its for your own good.