Fast Food Police

Quick Rant

I happened to see a news article online the other day, talking about how Los Angeles, held firmly in the sway of granola munching liberals, was/is going to ban fast food restaurants from low-income areas. This is all done in the name of benevolence. They think that by removing these grease-traps from the landscape then it will lead to a healthier population.

It might do just that.

That doesn’t make it any less wrong. The idea that somebody from the government is going to tell you what you can and can’t eat. Does anybody remember when Ronald Reagan said: “ The 9 scariest words in the English language are ‘I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.'”

The fact that the government feels the need to tell us what to eat, how long can it be before they tell us what to wear, or drive … WAIT, they are already trying to tell us what to drive, what will be next?

If the people in the low-income areas want to eat fast food, let them. If they get fat it’s their own dang fault, they made the choice to eat there. If more people decided to eat healthy then the BK’s and McD’s of the world would find themselves forced to change by market pressures.

I am an overweight American. I am 6ft tall and my weight is currently around 237 down from 248 since last May, I think, (sometimes I go for a while without checking my weight).  I, however, don’t blame the fast food places … after all I chose to eat there. I need to have self-control and discipline in my diet.  I have completely cut out cola’s and I have greatly increased my intake of water.  I very seldom go to fast food restaurants any more … by my own choice.  No one told me I needed to do this … I had to do this.  No one shut down the fast food restaurants in my area.  In fact they still do pretty good business.

I guess what I’m getting at is that if people are unhappy with their weight they need to do some thing about it, and not wait for Uncle Sam to tell them what to do.

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Comments

  1. I couldn’t agree more.

    One of the greatest things about our country is the ability to make decisions for ourselves. According to the Declaration of Independence, it is our God given right. And I agree.

    The government has already forced it’s citizens into doing as it wishes. For instance, a town in North Carolina issued a water restriction because of the severe drought we are experiencing. However, due to the shortage of water being used , the local government decided to RAISE water prices because their restriction actually cost them money by less people using the water.

    So let me get this straight- more people use water in drought, we need to raise water prices. Less people use water in drought, we need to raise water prices. How convenient.

    People have chosen to gorge themselves at the cost-effective yet health-diminishing restaurants. They earned their money, they are free to do what they wish with it. Some people are concerned insurance rates will rise because of this. However, I can assure you that most of these people do have health insurance and do pay their medical bills. The reason for health insurance going up will be because of the illegal immigrant criminals who rape our health care system for everything it is worth, without putting a dime into it. That is the reason for health care going up.

    Anyhow.. sorry to derail your topic. I’m sure it won’t be long before Uncle Sam’s comes knocking on my door and tells me that I can’t watch TV, because it is offensive to the guy who doesn’t have TV. And I can’t eat, because it is offensive to the guy who can’t afford food. And I can’t write in Darren’s blog, because it isn’t fair for those who can’t afford a computer to have an equal response to Darren’s opinions.

    Hell, it won’t be long until you won’t even be allowed to have your opinions for me to comment on. That is if Barrack Hussein Obama is elected anyway.

  2. Daniel,
    I couldn’t agree more. The fact that the government has no right to interfere in our lives to the extent that they want to is one of my biggest pet peeves.

    This quote sums up pretty well what I think will happen if politicians like the one’s in LA and the North Carolina town are allowed to run America, it will be the end of free will:

    “We tell them what to do, what to think, don’t run, don’t walk. We’re in their homes and in their heads and we haven’t the right. We’re meddlesome.”
    ~From the movie “Serenity”

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