Here’s something you probably shouldn’t say when half the people of New York City already hate you for infringing on their freedom: “I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom.”
But that’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg for you, once again throwing himself into the thick of controversy by saying the government should sometimes be allowed to block citizens’ rights to make personal choices.
The mayor called the judge who shot down his soda ban legislation “clearly wrong,” vowing to continue his fight to limit sugary drinks to smaller serving sizes. If the mayor doesn’t watch his step, the good people of NYC may soon start infringing on his right to open his mouth and speak into a microphone. [Source]