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GammaRei
07-25-2008, 9:14 PM
Reading on the trans fat ban. It pisses me off, and whats funny is I just read this in Ron Pauls new book "Revolution". A quote from Robert A. Taft.

"When I say liberty I do not simply mean what is refered to as 'free enterprise'. I mean liberty of the individual to think his own thoughts and live his own life as he desires to think and to live; the liberty of the family to decide how they wish to live, what they want to eat for breakfast and for dinner, and how they wish to spend their time; liberty of a man to develop his ideas and get other people to teach those ideas, if he can convince them that they have some value to the world; liberty of every local community to decide ho its children shall be educated, how its local services shall be run, and who its local leaders shall be; liberty of a man to choose his own occupation; and liberty of a man to run his own business as he thinks it ought to be run, as long as he does not interfere with the right of other people to do the same thing."

Sigh....

- G

Guntech
07-25-2008, 9:18 PM
I was thinking similarly to this when I heard about the Trans fat ban. This is the start of a path the government should not be going down. First they banned smoking in some cities in CA, now Trans Fats, what next? Shouldn't it be our choice how we run our lives as long as we aren't endangering others?

glockman19
07-25-2008, 9:34 PM
How Governor Schwartzenegger can sign any bill without a budget is beyond me. A Strong Gov. Would have said, "you want me to sign your bills? Get me a budget I'll sign."

I could respect that, but to make threats of lowering pay to $6.55 minimum wage for hard working state employees while these "legislators" will continue to get paid in full. Ron Paul had it right. Revolution.

We need a clean slate of legislators on every level top to bottom. The citizen taxpayer is getting fleaced.

And to get back on topic, YES the Social engeneering and control by legislators has gone beyond logic and is nearing my threashold. You can still buy cigaretts, alcohol, drugs and we know they WILL shorten your life or kill you of cancer, that choice they'll let us make. But God forbid us from ingesting something that's not going to kill us.

and let's not forget plastic bags.

but...No Budget

Cato
07-25-2008, 9:37 PM
I was thinking similarly to this when I heard about the Trans fat ban. This is the start of a path the government should not be going down. First they banned smoking in some cities in CA, now Trans Fats, what next? Shouldn't it be our choice how we run our lives as long as we aren't endangering others?
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Those are counter revolutionary thoughts. Watch what you say. You should rewrite your response to something like this...

"While I disagree with the law I will not encourage anyone to consume transfats nor will I dine at a restaurant that serves transfats. I will immediately notify the authorities if I see or suspect anyone of having transfats meals."

dfletcher
07-25-2008, 10:21 PM
Just wait until the government gets an insurable interest in your health via universal medical care. Get off that riding mower, no bratwurst on the grill and there better not be any nicotine in your system during your annual mandatory physical - and don't even think about skipping it, otherwise you go to the end of the line for that "elective" angioplasty.

Now c'mon everybody, it's 0700 hrs - let's do some calestetics .......:hurray:

tcrpe
07-26-2008, 3:57 AM
. . . . hard working state employees . . . .

Where?

EastBayRidge
07-26-2008, 6:00 AM
It should be about information disclosure. Print the ingredients, and then let people decide like adults whether they want to eat something.

"Now c'mon everybody, it's 0700 hrs - let's do some calestetics ......."

LOL - yeah, while wearing our Chairman Obama t-shirts - "2,4,6,8 - our Barack he sure is great !"

tombinghamthegreat
07-26-2008, 6:23 AM
Where?

+1. Thats a good one:D

Pvt. Cowboy
07-26-2008, 7:27 AM
California's 'sanctuary city' doctrine shields illegal aliens in the 'MS-13' criminal cartel who commit violent felonies and murder lawful citizens at the drop of a hat, while Sacramento passes a law banning the OreoŽ cookie ostensibly to protect the health and welfare of the people.

Are the nanny state Socialist nations of Europe really this deranged?

gazzavc
07-26-2008, 8:16 AM
What next, food with zero nutritional value to be banned ??

Bang goes my breakfasts of pop-tarts and coca cola........

G