Libertarians were outraged by New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s “Big Gulp” ban (which a state court ultimately struck down). They slammed it as a “Nanny State” measure.
But it was current Centers for Disease Control head Tom Frieden who was actually behind the ban.This is the same man who won't recommend banning flights from ebola outbreak countries and who allowed a sick, ebola exposed nurse to get on a plane with 130 unknowing Americans.
This is the real life impact of the absolute idiocy of political correctness. PC is itself an infection, even though academics, politicians, bureaucrats and media types deny it's very existence. PC infects and destroys common sense.
And it also, at its most extreme, puts the lives of everyone (including children) at risk:
DALLAS — Officials at school districts in Texas and Ohio shut five schools on Thursday after they learned that two students traveled on the Cleveland-to-Dallas flight with Amber Joy Vinson, a nurse infected with Ebola, and that an employee may have later flown on the same plane. (Source)So keep poo-pooing that PC is a serious problem and claiming that it's "intellectually bankrupt" to believe PC is a real threat to our way of life. The rest of us have to deal with reality while others fantasize about their intellectual superiority as they sip a latte in the faculty lounge.