After several months on this board, i've changed my mind. Used to optimistically think that folks were competent and functional and DESERVED individual sovereignty.. But DOZENS of posters have repeatedly convinced me that there is a large dysfunctional, ill-informed, and maybe even retarded segment of population that needs protection like any domestical animal. You know who you are. And bless your little bleeding hearts. So there NEEDS to be a VOLUNTARY NANNY state to nuture these folks. You should be able to commit yourself to the nanny state and turn over your choices and economic freedoms to a special GOVT admin that will make your lives comfortable and risk-free. Of course strings need to be attached. I might even suggest that these state "clients" be separated from the rest of us so that we don't have to write every policy with them in mind. I'd be willing to kick in..