Vetoes don’t get much pithier or more satisfying than one issued this week by California Gov. Jerry Brown.
Handed an all-too-familiar attempt to micromanage away human misfortune – in this case, mandating helmets for skiers under 18 – Brown issued a statement of rejection that was as devastating as it was brief.
“While I appreciate the value of wearing a ski helmet, I am concerned about the continuing and seemingly inexorable transfer of authority from parents to the state. Not every human problem deserves a law. I believe parents have the ability and the responsibility to make good choices for their children.”
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