You gotta love those wild and crazy Nanny State guys; they never stop searching for things to regulate, limit and tax, and they never, ever give up. This past month of June has been a typical one for the federal nannies.
Within just one week earlier this month, the Department of Transportation, headed by federal nanny-in-chief, Secretary Ray LaHood, proposed and then backed away from a ban on serving peanuts on commercial U.S. air carriers. Seems the feds realized after proposing the ban, that they really didn’t have the authority to ban the roasted legumes. In fact, the folks at DOT apparently forgot they are expressly prohibited by law from summarily banning peanuts on airlines.
The small number of persons who fly commercially and who also happen to be allergic to peanuts, first cheered and then booed the federal actions. However, the much larger groups of Americans who are not allergic to peanuts, breathed at least a temporary sigh of relief that this small