SPARTAN PERFORMANCE CROSSFIT SUFFOLK
5 rounds for time of:
kettlebell swing, 10 reps
burpees, 10 reps
"That's right, officials have decided the age-old street game – along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball – poses a "significant risk of injury."-—Glenn Blain, Daily News
Let me start off my comments by saying the State is backing off this regulation.
The idea of the government regulating these activities is obviously ludicrous, but more importantly it's a sign of the times. Let us not forget that the same legislators who came up with the idea that children's games require government regulation are the same folks who will come up with or have come up with regulations that will impact your life.
Americans are losing more and more freedom as time passes and it's almost never reported or spoken about. New York is the most regulated, most taxed state in the country. This is to say New York is the least free state in the country.
While reading the above article we wondered how the regulation was even entertained as a proposal, then we read the last quote of Glenn Blain's article:
While many New Yorkers scoffed at the idea of tag leading to traumatic brain or spinal injury, Bronx resident Kim Wainwright said it's better to be safe than sorry.
"Kids these days are kinda brutal so I can see those games being dangerous," said Wainwright, who has a 5-year-old. "I agree with it."
If a reporter was able to find one person who thought this regulation was a good idea then there are probably others not interviewed who would agree. We wonder what the future will be like when we have citizens who believe the government should keep their children safe from games that were once played in school yards across America.
America. The land of the free and the home of the brave.