Government continues to erode our freedom

Actions in our nation’s capital have to have our founders spinning in their graves. Regulators now want to institute a 24-hour waiting period for tattoos and piercings.

The role of government is not to act like a parent to hapless children that do not know any better. Look at the message this sends; you can have the right to vote in elections that will shape the course of American policy, but you can’t be trusted with a decision of what you want to do to your own body. You can have an abortion without a waiting period, but evidently a tattoo takes precedence over life. It just amazes me that people let this happen. How has the independence and freedom we have so cherished come down to this? What will it take to get people to wake up?

Jay Owens