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Nannies with badges and guns

Derfel Wrote: Jun 10, 2012 10:39 AM
Noah forget the concept of adultism. I do not require anyones opinion on what behaviors I choose. Asn long as my dehavior is conducted with other consenting adults outsiders have NO place in it. If you do not choose to patronize prostitutes ,fine. If you don't like tobacco don't use it. But until an individuals behavior impacts yours ,other than your oh so delicate sensibilties ,you have NO say in the matter. That my good man is called FREEDOM,you know the reason the rest of the world hates us,so we are told. How wonderful a place would America be if people would learn to mind their own business. Do not mope Mr Noah try and stand up straight and act like an adult,do the best you can.

Blame Upton Sinclair.

You may want to blame Michael Bloomberg or Barack Obama for the current binge of food nannyism, but Sinclair really got the ball rolling.

His novel, The Jungle, was one of the most influential books in American history. It scared hordes of Americans into relying on the federal government to protect them from bad food, meat in particular.

But the book was a failure, on several counts.

First, it wasn’t a very good novel — but it didn’t need to be. Neither did Dracula nor Naked Came the Stranger. What...

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