This year, Mary Poppins returned to the big screen. Every child’s favorite nanny was back to save the Banks children. The movie was a hit.

In New York City, Nanny Bill de Blasio has returned to save the children of the city.

The New York mayor has a plan to save the children and the environment.

What is his genius idea?

Answer: Stop serving students meat.

Genius!

Why didn’t anyone think of this before?

Mayor Bill de “Commio” has introduced “meatless Mondays” in New York City. The plan will direct the schools to not serve meat in lunches on Mondays.

De “Commio” said, “Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Typical socialist nanny state tactics.

De Blasio is falling in his predecessor, Michael Bloomberg’s shadow. Bloomberg famously banned restaurants from selling sugary soft drinks over 16 oz.

Kids need to be coddled and their parents aren’t capable of raising them the right way; the government will do it for them.

The government will help reduce obesity and other diseases caused by a poor diet.

That’s what they think.

Sounds like Queen ”Michelle Antoinette” and her plan to force schools to serve healthy lunches.

What would our kids do without people like her and De Blasio?

There is a growing trend in this country of governments playing nanny and taking over the role of the parent.

Government knows best; parents don’t know what is best for their kids.

Government is acting like the parental unit not only to kids—but adults as well.

In Fort Lee, New Jersey, it is illegal to text while jaywalking; in Tennessee it is illegal to wear sagging pants; in Minnetonka, Minnesota, it is illegal to have a muddy car: it is illegal to serve a toy in a happy meal in San Francisco, unless the happy meal has under 600 calories. These are just a few notable laws. There are many more.

No state does nanny laws better than California.

Perhaps it’s because there are so many nannies employed by rich Hollywood celebrities.

It is ok for them to have nannies… while lecturing to the rest of us on how to live our lives.

Hypocrites.

In California, housekeepers are not allowed to use flat sheets as the bottom sheet for beds in hotels and requires “long-handled tools” to clean bathrooms. The bill is meant to protect housekeepers from sustaining short and long-term injuries.

How nice of California to think of the health of the housekeepers.

Whatever happened to private businesses being allowed to run their business the way they want to?

It’s not the government’s role to dictate their company policies.

The “Terminator,” Arnold Schwarzenegger, played the “Kindergarten Cop” when he was governor. He singed a law banning the use of trans fats in all restaurants throughout the state. California is the first state to fully ban trans fats. Violating the law carries a penalty of anywhere from $25 to $1,000.

Any wonder why people are fleeing California for states like Texas?

It is time for the government to get out of our lives!

It is not the role of the government to save us from ourselves. It is to protect us from being harmed by others. That’s it.

Personal responsibility is dying in this country.

Self-reliance is becoming a negative virtue in the eyes of many on the Left and in government.

The more we lose the belief in the right to self-determination, the closer we are to losing what it is to be American.

That frontier spirit that has made America unique is fading. Americans have always been rebellious while respecting the rule of law. It used to be engrained in us from the time of our births.

But it isn’t anymore.

The government has been inserting itself into the role of parent over the years, and there appears no sign that this trend will be slowed.

President Reagan preached the virtues of personal responsibility often throughout his presidency. He said, “Personal responsibility is not a burden. It is a requirement for a country that was founded on the God-given rights of freedom and liberty… We teach our children they will be held accountable for their actions… It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.”

Let’s follow the Gipper’s advice. If we don’t, we could lose what it means to be American. That would be a sad day, indeed.