11 July, 2006

It's Okay To Butt In Now!

Only 20 years ago, what you weighed was mainly your own concern. That was before statistics showed that 60 percent of adult Americans weigh too much, and 17 percent of American children and teens are overweight or obese, too.

In short, your right to privacy stops when the government decides to start butting in. This MSN article justifies public stigmatisation by citing public health costs. If only we cared this much about money wasted on a trillion other things.

Not every overweight person is a recepient of the largesse of the State. I'm not. No one in my family is. But good job at continuing to make us into pariahs! Way to Go!


At 1:34 PM, July 12, 2006, Blogger Chance said...

That is why government programs ultimately reduce our freedom. Not only is it enough to receive gov't money to be an object of concern, but the very possibility that you could receive gov't money.


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