The notion that “freedom is more important than life” is one that individuals who think like Mayor Bloomberg don’t seem to agree with. It’s understood that freedom isn’t possible without life. However given the choice between death and life in a totalitarian state, it’s human nature to choose apathy (where a human essential stops being human), death or fight to the death against totalitarianism.
Does a ban on “super-sized” pop drinks plunge a society into totalitarianism? Not yet, but given a precedent such as this and the sweeping power of Obamacare, what’s next? No menu item is safe from government meddling and rest assured it’s only a matter of time before a person’s caloric intake, in both quantity and composition (“no soup for you!”) will fall under government regulation.
What penalty will befall those that try to cleverly subvert the Nanny State? Will there be heavy fines or imprisonment for buying or selling “The Bloomie?”
Will there be a black market for french fries? Will we be fined for crumbs on our mouth or spaghetti stains on our T-Shirts? Will there be rewards for reporting over-eaters?
The mayor says it’s ridiculous to criticize his ban on sugary sodas. What he doesn’t realize is that citizens are NOT criticizing healthy diets, they’re criticizing his frontal assault on freedom.
Side Note: Congressman Rohrabacher (CA 46) had the vision and courage to submit Congressional Resolution H.RES.422 regarding the “Superiority of Capitalism as an economic model.” Capitalism, by definition a system of voluntary mutually beneficial exchange, is a system characterized by the absence of force and the pervasiveness of persuasion. “The Rohrabacher Rule” can be read at this link. If you support the ideas presented in this bill, please click this link to email ANY Representative, asking them to join Congressman Rohrabacher by Co-Sponsoring this resolution.
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