I hope this is what everyone wanted, because it’s finally here…a government nanny state of epic proportions that is hell-bent on controlling every aspect of your life.
As reported yesterday in the Washington Post, two Democrat politicians, Tom Harkin and Rosa DeLauro ran out of important things to do and began moving forward with plans to require food companies to reduce the amount of salt they use in your food.
Tom Harkin knows more than you because he has a degree in Government & Economics and was a lawyer helping poor people while Rosa DeLauro has a degree in International Politics. Obviously, these two politicians are well beyond qualified to make you eat less salt. They might have even talked to a Doctor and stuff.
Some report somewhere currently estimates you consume 1.5 teaspoons of salt when you should only be consuming 1 teaspoon. As a result, they will begin passing laws to reduce the amount of salt you can eat by controlling how the food you buy is prepared.
Can anyone please tell me where in the Constitution it says the government has the right to control how much salt I consume? The founding fathers were smart people, I’m sure they thought about how much salt I should eat, right?
No, they did not. Because it’s not government’s BUSINESS to do anything about the amount of salt I eat. Because as soon as we say it is their business, then it also becomes their business to regulate everything else we eat.
It’s only a matter of time before they begin regulating…
…the soda we drink, how much fat we can buy, the types of meat we eat, the candy we eat, the sugar we consume, the oil we cook our food in, the amount of caffeine we consume, how much coffee we can drink, the chips we eat, the fast food we consume, how many carbs we can consume, how much mercury tainted sushi and fish we can consume, the amount of raw egg products we eat and the kind of butter we buy.
Why not? They want to regulate salt. SALT!? Obviously that is small potatoes compared to soda, fast food, etc…
If they are willing to control salt, then all of these “bad things” are now open for them to regulate.
Government can begin regulating the portion size restaurants can serve you, how large an order of fries can be at your favorite fast food place, how much meat they can use in a burger and its fat content, a maximum soda size you can buy and how much sugar it can be made of, a maximum coffee size you can buy, a limit on the number of pastries you can order with your coffee and what they are made of, whether you can buy whole milk or only 2%, how much bacon you’re allowed to buy and how much salt and fat is in it, controls on the food and condiments available at baseball and amusement parks, limits on the size of cotton candy cones, ice cream and funnel cakes and what they are allowed to be made of and in what “acceptable” government proportions.
And if after you read all that you want to tell me I am crazy…that government would never do that…then I would say to you…”What would you have said to me if I told you before this news story that government would try to control how much salt you eat?” I’m sure you would have said I was crazy then too…and yet, here we are…with government trying to control how much salt you eat.
Our government is OUT OF CONTROL. Orwell was right about Big Brother, just a little early.