Skip to comments.Liberty from big soda (NY liberal nanny statism)
Posted on 03/10/2013 1:00:22 PM PDT by lowbridge
Barring any late legal surprises, Mayor Bloomberg's 16-ounce cap on sugary sodas goes into effect on Tuesday, March 12. After that, restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and food carts will not be permitted to sell extra-large portions of sugar-packed drinks.
Stay calm. This does not signal the end of democracy in America. This is not the nanny state gone out of control.
If we want Americans to be healthy, we are going to have to take actions like this - and many more - and do so soon
So-called "nanny-state" measures - like bans on driving while drunk, smoking in public places and, now, selling absurdly large sugary drinks - help to level the playing field. Such measures are about giving everyone an equal opportunity to live a safer and healthier life.
At the moment, it is up to you to make healthier choices, but that's not easy in the face of relentless soda marketing. Governments have a responsibility to provide healthier environments for their citizens.
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Great. So give me a 20-ounce option and let me choose not to buy it.
Bans on driving while incapacitated aren't nannystatism. These acts cause real torts, but surprisingly many drunks make it home night after night accident free. They're only discovered during police sobriety check points. This proves that at the times where there is no check point in place that number of intoxicated drivers are passing through unnoticed.
So that nanny-statism isn't really that effective in the first place and we know the source is liquor stores and bars which generate too much revenue to be directly targeted. Government loves sin taxes and we know how prohibition turned out.
The second point she makes in her straw man argument is even sillier since second hand smoke isn't the killer the left claimed it to be. She's using the epitomy of liberal logic - false facts coupled with loose correlations amounting to the phrase, "I'm an elite and I'm here to help [control your life]."
The focus must be on definitions. Make the government define “healthy”. They can’t because nobody is certain what that is. My friend works out everyday, runs marathons and just had a heart attack.
Was he healthy? Is he now?
If the world of medicine isn’t certain what healthy is how can politicians know?
Medicine right now can define sick and they get that wrong often enought. There exists no definition for healthy.
When a definition doesn’t exist they flock to that because their entire agenda is undefined unless you understand that the goal is power.
Oh lord, that is funny. Thanks.
We're all on O'Bozo's Bitter Clinger Drone List already so we might as well have a little fun while we can.