The nanny state is alive and well. I find this hard to swallow (yuk, yuk). Is it any wonder people don't use their brains for decisions about their diets? When did it become the government's job to oversee what people eat and drink? As long as there is a market for anything, there will be someone who figures out how to supply that market. I weep for the future.
Did prohibition work during the Roaring 20's. Remember black market cigarettes?
Some also want to make it illegal to smoke in the car with those under 18 present. Policemen are going to be expected to enforce this? This line of reasoning would make it illegal to smoke in the home if people have kids.
Is passing laws the way to change behavior?
I am going to introduce a law that will make it illegal to have a second helping of food. In this bill I will also include that it be illegal to have dessert if one's BMI is over 32. There will be mandatory time spent exercising and I will have a chip embedded in the overweight so a report can be produced to make sure this is done. This chip will also record how much water is consumed and the 64 oz. minimum will be strictly enforced.
Big Brother is Watching.