The very concept of "fun" is unknown to much of the population of the world. There is no "fun" to be had in Somalia, Sudan, Cuba, Afghanistan or North Korea, among numerous others. These nations have little of the basics that we take for granted, such as fresh water for bathing, drinking or cooking. They have limited amounts and varieties of nutritious food,and the citizens of these nations live in grinding poverty. The governments in each country are the sole and direct cause of the suffering and misery that the people residing there must endure. The ideas of "fun" that we have been familiar with in America (going for a drive in a convertible, having a nice meal at a favorite restaurant, flying off for a vacation in the mountains or at the beach) are literally unknown in a large portion of the world, and it's all due to government over-taxing, over-regulating, denying basic human liberties and the persecution of political or religious opponents and minorities.
It's frightening enough to know that these conditions are keeping vast numbers of people from enjoying the precious lives they have been blessed with, but we're seeing these creeping powers of government beginning to take hold right here at home:
First liberals made us reduce our driving speeds to 55 MPH because Jimmy Carter tried to control the price of gas. Then they began taking smoking rights away from those citizens who wished to enjoy this legal habit (even to the point of denying them the right to smoke in their own homes, in some jurisdictions). then they regulated the amount of water our toilets could use for a flush. Then they regulated salt, fat and sugar in our food. Then they regulated the carbon our cars and power generating plants could produce. Then they regulated the amount of gasoline our cars could use on a MPG basis. Now they are regulating in which states of the union legal and much needed manufacturing plants (the NLRB forbids Boeing from setting up a plant in South Carolina). Via intrusive regulations companies are not allowed to build new and much-needed electric generating plants. Oil companies are not allowed to establish new domestic sources of oil and gas supplies, while at the same time Obama ballyhoos about our dependence on foreign sources of oil and gas and how this must end, along with the contradicting statements he's recently made about Americans being lazy and not investing in large projects, while at the same time blocking the Keystone project which would provide critical sources of energy from a friendly neighbor, Canada. Farmers are being watched to assure they don't create too much dust when they plow their fields. Currently Christmas is being discouraged and scorned by the liberal smart-set as offending the sensibilities of those who are not Christians (while most Jews are grateful for the personal and religious freedoms they enjoy in this vastly Christian nation). Catholic private schools are told they must remove the crucifixes from the walls of their classrooms because they offend the Muslims who attend school there. We're being told by our government that we must buy healthcare, and soon it will only be available from the government. Liberals in government (for example: Obama) vilify and try to punish the wealthy by heaping new and additional taxes on them simply because of their financial success.
Everywhere we look government is in the way of our pursuing our own private lives, our professions, our religion and even our "fun", and there is no end in sight with radical liberals controlling government agencies. Soon we'll be told we can't drive our automobiles more than 25 miles a week, and a stiff increase in the gasoline tax will assure our compliance (after all the government needs the additional revenue, don't you know?).
America is being destroyed from within by Obama and his liberal czars, and we're likely to see destruction come from the outside soon if liberals succeed in gutting the military budget and leaving our borders undefended.