Monday, December 18, 2006

"I'm From The Government And I'm Here To Take Away Your Hot Dog"

If you want to know why your Lefty neighbors keep trying to ban all your fun, liberal activist Chris Waldrop of the "Food Policy Institute is here to tell you why: It's the government's duty to make you eat your vegetables.

“Government has an obligation to create healthy environments for their citizens - so that they can be healthy, grow and live, prosper and function in a society. To create that healthy environment, it can take several forms: laws, bans, regulations, taxation.”

Got it, kids? Your "healthy environment" requires higher taxes on stuff liberals know you shouldn't be eating, and bans on naughty behavior.

One of the people quoted in the article raises a good point: If the only reason to ban transfats is because there's something else you could be eating that is healthier, then how can New York let people get away with eating hot dogs? We COULD be eating tofu dogs. The same for beer vs. NA, glazed ham vs. turkey and mass transit vs. cars.

If banning transfat is legitimate, how can one argue that banning hot dogs, beer, ham and cars isn't?