[quote]John S. wrote:
whoa settle. its not that bad getting rid of trans fat will help alot of people.[/quote]
The worst tyrant of all is the one that thinks he is protecting you for he has no real limits and operates with a clear conscience. The greatest problem with this sort of legislation is that it breeds little men who find themselves incapable of stepping forth and performing great deeds when the species needs it.
Government is selectively breeding the rugged individualism out of us in order to make us reliant upon it, securing itself in our lives. This is much like a doctor making his patients sick so that way they will continue to need a doctor.
I am perhaps one of the strongest advocates of freedom you will meet, but the importance of liberty is NOT merely the dignity of man in protecting his natural rights; it is in the improvement and survival of man!
Freedom allows us to seperate the men from the boys. The boys will enjoy their freedom to the max being dickheads, getting high and fat off of McDonalds. These people (90%) do NOT matter beyond the natural rights and dignity they are entitled do as humans. The men (10%) will enjoy their freedom to the max as well, creating, inventing, and spreading ideas that will enlarge our world and keep the species alive.
How have we become so permissive of our slavery? In America we don’t mind our chains so long as they don’t make them too tight. WE SHOULD BE FIGHTING TO BREAK THOSE CHAINS! Trans-fat, smoking and ephedra go so far beyond merely being health issues; they are freedom issues. Who is the government to tell me what some restaurant can or cannot make my food out of? This chains me and the restaraunt owner. But this we accept, for the chains are not too tight for the boys out there.
I believe that the problem with the boys out there is that they KNOW they are boys. They KNOW they will still eat at McDonalds. Knowing this, and knowing that since they are boys they have no strength, they get the government to infringe upon the freedom of men who are doing something. And they do it with a clear conscience, for they think they are helping society.
The battle for freedom is beginning to come to a head in America and soonafter the world; we are going to face very interesting times 10-20 years from now and the men need to get their heads in some books and get their philosophical grounding figured out.
It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace–but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!–Patrick Henry
Bluntly said, men, get your shit together, we are going to need you soon.