Kelly Jane Torrance, Dec 23 ’03: Anti-fat police are ready to bust heads
The American Public Health Association is over 125 years old. More than 60 percent of the full- time researchers and policymakers at state Departments of Health are APHA members. And over 13,500 members attended last month’s San Francisco meeting. It was ground zero for planning Public Health’s “next big thing.”…
Public Health Institute lawyer Edward Bolen provided a glimpse of their Utopia, promoting very specific policy ideas. He called for tobacco-style restrictions on food, including price controls; minimum age requirements to buy certain foods (Does a bag of chips really need to be rated “R”?); zoning limits on the number, density, and location of fast-food restaurants and convenience stores; and even outright product bans.
The article describes direct attacks by these people on no less than the concept of personal responsibility. This story refers to the U.S. but won’t this spread to Canada? Canadians should stop busy-bodies like this from feeding at the public trough – so to speak – before it’s too late.
Or is it already too late for all of us? Have we completely handed over control of our lives to Kyoto carbon dioxide tyrants as well as food and tobacco fascist freaks?! Is that true? Given up, haven’t you?
Remember the Canadian national anthem you used to sing at school: “True North Strong and Free”. Those words are destined to become empty pathetic lies unless YOU start speaking up for your personal and economic freedoms! If you don’t, we will continue with the endless smothering growth of the bureaucratic state.