sanctified, on 22 June 2012 - 03:11, said:
What I will say will seem polemic for some, take it for what it is, an opinion:
Many yell "freedom" when they read news like this one. But in reality we dont know what to do with our freedom, we think freedom is some kind of liberty to destroy, waste and consume. That's not freedom, thats a paradigm, thats why we need governments, we need a power that tell us what to do. Of course, abuse of power is common, but sometimes what we call as abuse of power in reality is "Im stubborn and dont want to see I need control".
I support laws like these. I would support laws that ban or at least regulate junk food. Too bad that something like that will never happen since the world economy is too dependent on corps.
And to that I would say we already have regulations in place that have made a difference on the healthiness of fast foods and the education of what they contain so I ask the same question as I did before:
Xenosion, on 07 June 2012 - 17:12, said:
How does it make sense to ban some measly beverage size before toughening up on regulations that already exist and that don't affect freedom of choice.
Replace "some measly beverage size" with any free choice and you get the fundamental issue: are we going to evolve our society to be totally dependent on government to tie our shoes or are we going to take control of ourselves? Imagine what we could achieve if stupidity wasn't praised but condemned.