On Meet the Press Sunday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg indicated that Americans should get used to the idea of having their freedom’s limited by government, particularly when their actions affect themselves or others.

“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Bloomberg said, citing laws banning drinking and driving or carrying guns on airplanes .

But Bloomberg suggested that he was willing to avoid outright bans on certain behavior, although he asserted that part of government’s role was dissuading citizens from making bad choices.

“All we’re trying to do is educate. And then hopefully, if they understand they would be better off with one product or another,” Bloomberg insisted.