If we allow our government to prohibit the selling of large and/or 'super-sized' drinks, are we then approving the regulation of ALL caloric intake on the basis of it's not good for us? Furthermore, if we allow laws based on health hazards, why is tobacco still being sold? Surely, the number of obese has grown considerable. What of the number of deaths from smoking-related cancer?
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Agreed, ChristinS, it is a difficult question that I've been thinking about for sometime now....I think that is a good thing. From the replies thus far, other folks are thinking about it as well. Thank you for your thoughts.
Yes, it is ineffective if reduction of use is the objective. That's a clue. Cutting abuse isn't the goal, it's merely the cover story. Control and money are what it's about.
Thank you, junkseller, for your thoughts. I find the question a difficult one because I wonder, too, about the future impact on society and the enormous health issues that we are sure to face. This country's health is declining quickly!
Agreed it's stupid that anyone would want the government to intervene in matters like this, on the other hand that is not at all what communism is.
It's authoritarianism, at any rate. That can come colored in any economic system's paint, be that communist, socialist or capitalist, left or right. It always operates the same way, though, with your choices being stripped away for your own good.
Sorry. This response grew too long for a simple comment, so I made a Hub of it. Please delete this one. Thanks.
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