Carol Platt Liebau
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The Nanny Nags at the Center for Science in the Public Interest have bullied Taco Bell into taking this ad off the air:

After their bullying worked, CSPI quickly put out a statement claiming victory and moaning that "there aren't many ads on television for broccoli, kale and carrots" (no, I'm not kidding!).  This stuff is disgraceful.  Americans are being treated like a bunch of simple minded children.

Has it occurred to anyone that there is an opportunity here for the right with young voters, who are the people disproportionately patronizing Taco Bell? Shouldn't someone be pointing out that if you're old enough to be taxed and/or drafted, you should be darned able to eat what you please -- and Taco Bell should have the right to remind you of its existence in any way it pleases?

It's hard to believe that young people are big fans of the food police -- whether they are the upscale yuppies who might actually enjoy foie gras (now banned in California) or part of a more blue collar demographic, which might appreciate being able to have a soda larger than 16 oz in the middle of a hot day of manual labor, even in New York.

And while we're at it, perhaps someone should make sure young people understand that the more health care costs are spread and resdistributed with the advent of ObamaCare, the more power nanny government will claim to tell everyone what they can and should be eating.  All the young people who had to put up with the "healthy" school lunches brought to you courtesy of "Let's Move" should be pretty receptive to this message.

How about an outreach campaign to the young?  Something like "Freedom: It's Pretty Sweet!"

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Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.