No Mom! I don't wanna eat my vegetables!
Rob Port, the Silent Bob impostor, didn't enlist when OYE asked him, but he may have found a cause that he would defend if necessary. At the mere mention of a "Fat Tax" imposed on foods categorized as unhealthy, Mr. Port wiped the Cheeto dust from his keyboard and fired his introductory salvo.
What I don’t understand is why we’ve lost sight of this simple fact: America is a free country. If we want to live in an unhealthy fashion, why is that the government’s business?
With smoking the nanny staters were able to win their battles with hysterical nonsense about second hand smoke (if second hand smoke is so damaging where’s the holocaust of respiratory illness from all the kids who grew up in homes where their parents smoked in the 1950’s - 1970’s?), but how are they going to make that argument with being fat? After all, there is no second-hand impact on the health of others when you eat a cheeseburger or down a milkshake.
OYE Comment: Yes Mr. Port, we know, they're going to take away the McRib sandwich from your cold, dead hands.