Thursday, September 29, 2011

News flash, Mr. Bloomberg:

Nowhere in the Constitution of the United States does it say that the government is nanny (or mommy, whichever you prefer) to the individual citizens. Nowhere does it say that the government has the responsibility (or the right) to tell us what we can and can't eat. Nor can it encourage us to eat "right."

Article I Section 8 lays out what congress may (and must) do:

"The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," and by "general welfare of the United States" our founding fathers meant building post offices and roads, and creating copyright laws to protect and secure inventors' and authors' rights to their work.

It does not mean controlling the individual for his or her own good. In fact, the tenth amendment specifically forbids it.

Nor does the POTUS have that right or responsibility. His responsibilities are laid out in Article II Section 2.

In fact, the only people who have the responsibility to choose healthy food for others are parents, school cafeterias, and/or hospital cafeterias.

And, Mr. Bloomberg, you may be the mayor of the largest city in the United States, but you are not their daddy. Nor are you mine. Get over yourself.

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