In the news, there is a group called National Action Against Obesity that thinks the Girl Scouts shouldn’t sell their cookies because they make Americans overweight. And Prince Charles thinks McDonalds should be banned. And some people think Oreos shouldn’t be sold because they make kids fat. (BTW, Oreos also make adults fat, according to my research.)
Anyone with a clue can see that the problem isn’t the food but with the people who eat the food. Most of us eat too much junk food and fast food, plus we don’t exercise enough. But that’s our choice, right? Last I checked, this is supposed to be a free country. But apparently some groups think the government should regulate what we are allowed to eat. This raises an interesting question — are some people too stupid to be healthy?
If the answer is no, meaning that obese people are fat because they choose to eat too much and not exercise enough, then the government should stay out of our business. But if it’s true that some people are too stupid to be healthy, then perhaps some regulation is necessary.
I’d like to hear what you think on this issue…