Food Police: Out of Control Agendas Part 2

by CJFosdick on September 1, 2010

The problem with the food police is that they are so extreme in their agendas that to actually let them pass laws of any of their schemes would give the government power over our lives in ways freedom-loving Americans would not be able to tolerate.

As American citizenry gets fatter, the food police get more and more pushy, wanting all sorts of laws passed, as if passing a law is going to get people to lose more weight and lose it faster. Example: By 2014, the government wants to dictate that every American’s body-mass-index be entered on their health record. If this isn’t scary, I don’t know what is, especially in light of the fact that THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO HAVE EVERY AMERICAN’S HEALTH RECORDS ON ONE DATA BASE so that your’s, mine, and everyone’s health record is available to the Federal Government, as well as anyone who can figure out how to access these records. Not possible you say. Look how one person accessed thousands of pages of top secret documents that hurt our National Security. These records have now been printed for the whole world to view. What do you suppose the food police is going to do with everyone’s body-mass-index? Force those overweight people to lose weight or not be able to get health insurance? Actually, your guess is as good as mine. It’s often the not knowing that is more alarming than when we actually learn what the government has in mind.

Right now, schools are weighing all students, and sending letters home on kids that are overweight, pointing out to parents that they need to get the extra weight off their children. I would have died a thousand deaths if they had done that when I was young. It was bad enough to stand in line and be weighed in front of everyone else. “How much do you weight? I’m only blank.” My parents and I knew I was overweight. So was my mother. We were on one long, ,continual diet in my home when I was growing up. Would it have shamed me into losing weight? No. I was doing everything I knew how to do then to get it off. I even ate 800 calories per day faithfully for months, maybe years. I tried every diet that came along, every exercise machine that came along, one fad after another. For example I ate spinach, grapefruit, and hard boiled eggs in one diet. It didn’t work. Nothing worked. I didn’t lose.

In San Francisco, laws are being considered to no longer allow fast food places like McDonald’s to have toy give-aways with their food, acting on the theory that it is the toys that makes their food so enticing to the kiddies, i.e., no toys and they won’t want a McDonald’s happy meal. Of course there is some truth to this, but I have news; the food police had better outlaw play areas in fast food places, too. Oh, and while they are at it, they better outlaw French fries, hamburgers, and milk shakes, and anything else that lures children into these fast food places. Oh, the apples and orange juice can stay, although even orange juice is suspect. (See below.) Is this the future of Arby’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s? Does the government actually have enough clout to make such sweeping changes in a private enterprise like McDonalds? Should the government even be meddling with private sector businesses this way?

Apparently Michelle Obama thinks so. She has decided to become a food-police-woman for the whole nation. Now, some of her ideas do have merit. It is fine to want school cafeterias to serve healthier food. Perhaps laws in this instance would help, although I distinctly remember in the early 1990s, laws were passed to have schools serve all the food groups daily, and to improve the nutritional value of the food served to children. I wonder whatever happened to those laws. Anyway, go for it, Michelle. This is a worth-while goal.

But, Michelle has some pretty far out ideas, too. She wants Americans to give up desserts. Michelle, have you given up your desserts? Just curious! Keep in mind in today’s world, there are many low calorie, low fat, and low carb desserts that are high fiber and protein, and quite delicious, even natural fruits, lite yogurts, and nuts. She wants to have kids quit drinking sugary drinks. She says, “Give them water. They won’t like it at first, but they’ll get used to it and learn to like it.” (See above on orange juice.) All I have to say, Michelle, is “rots of ruck.” Or are you planning on passing laws to force folks to give up sugary drinks and just drink water?

Keep in mind, there are food police where ever you lurk; if you make the food so bland, unpalatable, boring, and frankly, yucky, there is not a snowball’s chance in Hell of people being able to stay on the diet. Come into the real world, Michelle!

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