Dallas Only An Aspiring Nanny City

Reason‘s August/September issue isn’t online yet, but in the print edition it ranks nanny cities in the United States. The rankings are based on city ordinances controlling sex, tobacco, alcohol, guns, traffic enforcement, drugs, gambling and food/other.

Worst (in descending order): San Francisco, New York, LA, Seattle, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego, Chicago

Best: Miami, Denver, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Detroit

Middling: Louisville, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Indianapolis, Houston, El Paso

The fertile minds on our City Council will surely not let this go unchallenged. There are so many little aspects of our citizens’ lives left to be tampered with.


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6 responses to “Dallas Only An Aspiring Nanny City”

  1. Bethany says:

    You mean, maybe they can join New York, Seattle, Santa Clara and San Francisco and do this?


  2. Wes Mantooth says:

    You know what we have that all these nanny cities are lacking?


  3. HCL says:

    Are we aspiring to be more like Detroit?

  4. Andrew says:

    Still not enough to get me within 284 miles of Detroit.

  5. Nathan says:

    If you just base it on city ordinances, then Texas cities are not that bad, but we also still have blue laws in effect state wide concerning alcohol, tobacco, and car dealership hours.

  6. julie says:

    Dallas won’t hound you about calories or guns, but watch out for that BIBLE being shoved down your throat….