Friday, December 15, 2006

No Trans Fats in Philly?

Big Brother Government Alert:

The Associated Press is reporting that Philadelphia Councilman Juan F. Ramos has introduced legislation to ban food products with trans fats from the city's restaurants.

Exposing the health detriments of trans fats is a good goal. But, how can banning the use of legal food products (just for not being healthy) possibly be considered the proper role of a city government?

Shouldn't there be a "non-trans-fats section" first?

(Hat-tip: Chris Lilik at Grassrootspa)

1 comment:

Scott E. Crawford said...

This country was founded on the principles of self-responsibility. There shouldn't be an easy way out. Issac Newton's law is fitting concerning this matter, "for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction." People must be willing to accept responsibility for their actions, and face the consequences of their actions. It is NOT the job of the government legislate healthiness.