DOESN'T MEAN THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE INVOLVED.
A comment I made on OneMom's defense of certain portions of the health reform bill brought me to this post.
Just because something is a good idea doesn't mean that I want the government being in charge of it or mandating it or regulating it. Here are some examples.
End of life document counseling- I think this should be left to individuals and their attorney/religious adviser.
Pre-marital counseling- Better in the hands of those who have been married 20+ years/ religious adviser.
Healthy eating- You can keep your fat tax and let me make my own decisions. And I will regulate my kids eating habits too thank you very much.
Educating our kids- It wouldn't bother me one bit if the government got out of education.
Energy efficient homes- I feel it is good stewardship to look for ways to be more energy efficient, but I will make those decisions about how much of my resources need to to to upgrades on my insulation, etc.
I am sure that this list could go on and on, but I think you get the point. I want the freedom to be stupid. I want the freedom to make choices that you see as less than ideal.