Don’t Mess With My Doritos

7 Oct

Glenn Beck, today, is talking about the the urging of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New York Governor David Paterson to the USDA to exclude sugary drinks from food stamp eligibility.  Lots of problems with this.

First of all, people on food stamps should be trying to take care of their health anyway.  Now, a lot of people don’t force themselves to make good/positive decisions – does that mean we need to force them?  NO!  NO, because that means that the government has more power and control – ESPECIALLY OVER WHAT PEOPLE EAT!  Dangerous.  Welfare and food stamps are set up to help people and that is fine – at the end of the day, we help ourselves.

Second of all, if there is an issue with obesity, our focus should be on education, not on forcing people to eat better.  It will never happen.  You cannot force people to change personal and dietary habits (unless by force, and that my friends is unconstitutional).  People have to want to change.

Last, WE ARE AMERICANS.  How in the world are we going to let Uncle Sam (e.g. federal government, state government) tell us if we can eat soda, or Oreos, or Doritos, or whatever?  We won’t!  We are more resiliant than that!  Now, I urge us all to take heed and attempt to eat local and organic when we can – but to hell with these men in suits telling us what we can or cannot eat even if we are on some kind of government assistance.  And, even more reason to become more self-sufficient and not depend on those yahoos anyway.

I am a health food nut.  I don’t eat generally eat Doritos.  But the government will never tell me if I can or cannot eat them – over my sugar-filled, Dorito-clenching body.

– Tisha Casida

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