I am a 42 year old man. I have a lovely wife and a beautiful child… and another beautiful child on the way. We own a house and 3.2 cars (my auto enthusiast readers understand that little gem). We even have a dog.

In short, my wife and I are responsible adults with our own children.

Furthermore, we both love our parents.

But we don’t need more parents. We don’t need a federal, state or local government to take care of us and assume the parental role. We don’t need the government to tell us what to do, what not to do and how we should live every aspect of our lives.

We know that health insurance is expensive… but we pay for it. We also know that “free” health insurance will either suck, or cost a fortune… or both. We pay for our own, and don’t expect our neighbors to pay for it.

We pay for our own heat, A/C and water… and we don’t expect someone else to pick up the bill.

Gas is expensive… but we use it by choice. If the government tries to “fix” it by taxing the crap out of oil companies, it will only be more expensive. If they really wanted to drop the cost of fuel, ANWR would be open for drilling… as would a few other areas.

We can see historically that every time the government jumps into the middle of a short-term issue it becomes a long-term problem. I dare say that the foreclosure and mortgage problems we are currently facing will be the same.

So, as we float into Super Tuesday, think. Do you need another Mommy (or Daddy) or should you be treated like a responsible adult?

And the video below has NOTHING to do with the post, but Isuzu is bailing out of the US market. This particular commercial series only came to the US as an A/V presentation at auto shows, but was quite popular in Europe. I might end up loading one of those great “Joe Isuzu” commercials later in the week.