I'm glad I'm near the end of my life! It is truly disgusting to read how pervasive the "nanny" mentality is of people younger then me! I know there are members of the younger generation such as my son who are NOT dependent on laws to do the right and responsible things but reading some of the people here that evidently feel (NOT THINK) there is a need for MORE AND MORE laws,rules and regulations my confidence in the USA is shaken! A nation that has been a beacon to people around the world is now looked at as being out of touch, wimps, a toothless old lion! And why shouldn't that be the perception when Obama continually berates independent, self reliance, and greater reliance on the nanny state! All the evidence of Obama's actions point to his being ashamed of the USA as his wife said she was proud for the first time..! But not only has Obama torn down the USA in the world's eye but he frequently takes direct actions to harm the USA ... and isn't that a form of treason? I mean why would he encourage Canada to sell oil they WANTED to sell to the USA to China? "The Keystone decision was a slap in the face to Canada and it's making ... Efforts to boost support for selling oil to China may be having an impact." Harper Builds Oil Link With China After Obama Keystone And NOT only is Obama's direct action harmful to the nation's security, but will be harmful to our coastland! What environmentally driven reason is there to have 1 million barrels a day riding in a tanker frought with crew errors, bad weather, equipment failures potentially destroying 1,000s of MILES of ocean and millions of wildlife? All that risk PLUS oil going to China that would have made cheaper gas here! Consequently I don't understand the wimps especially on this board that not only excuse this treason but ENcOURAGE IT! And then ask for more! "There oughta be a law against texting and driving" is the ultimate illustration of the wimpification of the the USA! As I said I'm kind of glad I'm in the fall of my life because based on what I see in the future my son and granddaughter are going to have it a lot tougher and economically a lot more dangerous! Gas at $7.00/ steak at $10/lb.! Government rationing of when you can see a doctor.. death panels advising my son to let me die on an ice flow!