, Newburyport, MA


May 6, 2014

Life in the nanny-port


Throughout these and other struggles, one hears the plaintive cry of this “Down With Up” crowd: the words, “Nanny state!” — what they think the world has come to — dastardly neighbors who live and breathe to take all their “freedom” away. Next time you hear that ridiculous canard, keep in mind that such people are totally out of options, with nothing more substantive or creative to say than that silly, worn-out phrase.

But know this — it is a power struggle, and you can look for the bogeymen of the nanny-port to be on your next and future ballot cards. Elect them, if you will, but imagine what a pathetic “community” this will become.

Oh, and I know all young people don’t think alike; that’s not the issue. But what they must think of our “grown-up” behavior.


John Burciaga of Newburyport writes locally on politics and social issues.

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