The Nanny State Exemplified
"The latest idea in that fight [the fight against obeseity] is a curious proposal from Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City. He's planning to ban the sale of sugary drinks 16 ounces or larger in public venues such as restaurants and movie theaters."–Cnn.com
Today's Liberty NewsWire highlighted this latest in a series of motions by Government – local, state, and federal – to force people to eat healthy, which is not only an attack on individual liberties but also a great insult to the American people's intelligence. Apparently, New York City doesn't consider its residents smart enough to be able to choose for themselves what to eat and what not to.
And we thought alcohol prohibition was ridiculous… What's next? A mandated, Government-approved, sugar-free diet?