Thursday, July 08, 2010

San Francisco bans soft drinks

I just watched a fascinating interview between Magyn Kelly of FoxNews and Meme Roth of the National Action Against Obesity.

Ms. Roth was defending San Francisco's recent ban of soft drinks in vending machines on city property saying that the government pays for the insurance for its government workers and that their obesity is costing the government money, therefore, the government has the right, indeed, the obligation to control what these government workers eat.

Fast forward to when Obamacare runs private insurance companies out of business and we are all on government health insurance. There will likely be a push by Democrats like San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom and special interest groups--just like the one Ms. Roth represents--to tax, regulate, restrict, ban and maybe even punish consumption of foods they deem to be unhealthy.

As I wrote in the last post, although the Left complained endlessly against "legislating morality," it turns out they don't mind legislating morality at all. They just don't want anyone legislating against immorality.

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