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Nanny State: bike-riding edition

"I guess I'm surprised at how much government people want to put in our lives," state Rep. Larry Liston, R-Colorado Springs, told Westword. "As if we don't have enough government already, they want it on our bikeways and streets and neighborhoods."

To prove his point, Liston took on a Democratic-backed bill in the Colorado legislature. The bill, which later passed the House, would require children "to wear helmets when using any nonmotorized apparatus with wheels that isn't being pulled," according to the Coloradoan.

Liston's amendment, which failed on Monday, would have also required...Well, see for yourself...

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