Socialism = “free” flip-flops
Posted by Liberty on November 28, 2008
“Partygoers who’ve lost their shoes or can’t make their way home safely in stilettos or platforms will receive the government-funded footwear as part of a program intended to reduce the impact of drunken behavior on the area’s police and emergency services, Inspector Adrian Leisk said.
Torbay, a seaside resort on England’s southwest coast, is popular with British vacationers and the waterfront can attract as many as 10,000 people on weekend nights over the summer, Leisk said. He added that the area gets ‘very, very vibrant.’
He said special policing teams already had been deployed to cut down on violent crime in the area, and that authorities were now focusing on mitigating the health impact of heavy drinking.
That includes deploying volunteers to stalk the streets handing out water bottles, advice and information on sexual health and alcohol use. It also includes giving flip-flops emblazoned with educational messages to partygoers who might be a little unsteady on their feet.”
Dare I say that for some people, waking up in the morning with a sprained ankle or glass shards embedded in the heel might serve as an important lesson? The benevolent nanny state of Great Britain is not doing its subjects any favors by mitigating the consequences of stupidity. America needs to pay attention to the example that Great Britain is setting for us. Great Britain has traveled much further down the road of socialism that we have thus far and it is not working!
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