Last week, the Nanny State Liberation Front led the national media pack in reporting that a big government bureaucrat in Superior, Wis., was threatening to ban Happy Meal toys. Today, we’re pleased to announce that City Councilor Greg Mertzig’s proposal was handily defeated by a 7-to-1 vote on Tuesday night.
Mertzig’s toy-grabbing proposal was so lacking in support among local citizens that he had to bring in food activists from neighboring Duluth to make his case to an unimpressed city council, reports the Superior Telegram.
Councilor Tom Bridge noted that his office received plenty of calls from citizens supporting the toy ban, however, none of them lived in Superior. Aside from Mertzig and his friends in Duluth, he said, “No one from Superior was in support of it.”
Hats off to all who contacted Councilor Greg Mertzig and his colleagues, telling them to back-off and butt-out of decisions best left to parents.