Saturday, March 16, 2013

LARGE SODA RESTRICTIONS: Right or Wrong?

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YOUR  PERSONAL GPS
You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
THE WILLINGNESS TO ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR WISDOM
IS THE SOURCE FROM WHICH SELF-RESPECT SPRINGS
Joan Didion

"I MUST DO SOMETHING" ALWAYS SOLVES MORE PROBLEMS
 THAN "SOMETHING MUST BE DONE"


Justice Milton of the New York Supreme Court struck down Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large sodas as "arbitrary and capricious"

A reader asked if I thought the ban was constitutional.  I'm not sure the Constitution plays directly into the decision, pro or con.

ISN'T ALLOWING PEOPLE CHOICE WHAT AMERICA'S ALL ABOUT?
John Stossel

The U. S. Constitution was created by our Founding Fathers to protect state's rights against an overpowering federal government.  This protection is breaking down today.

A good example of this is the Federal Government's interfering with the decision of the State of Arizona regarding the handling of illegal aliens within the state.



WE HAVE A BILL OR RIGHTS
WHAT WE NEED IS A BILL OF RESPONSIBILITY
Bill Maher

State's Rights and Federal Right's have been convoluted.  The reason for that is quite simple.  We now have the "fox guarding the hen house"

The Supreme Court, who was to decide on strictly constitutional matters, have strayed far afield.  They are part of the "Federal" and decide accordingly.

HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE THAT REQUIRES EFFORT AT TIMES
Aeschylus


The argument for the soda ban is that the adverse effect on people's health ends up costing others. That's NOT the way it should be! Neither you nor I should have to pay for another's choice!


HIS CHOICE--HIS  PROBLEMS!  
This man is free to choose this monster cheeseburger subjecting himself to high blood pressure, leading to a stroke, sugar diabetes, leading to kidney problems, high cholesterol, leading to heart problems, overweight leading to joint problems.  The choice is his to make, but the results of the choice is his to bear.  Not mine, not yours! Neither you nor I should have to pay for the results of his choice!



DUI is the number one killer of teens in America, 25% of all teen deaths.  Such results prompted the 18th Amendment prohibiting alcohol from 1920-1933.  The 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment. If alcohol could not be prohibited, surly soft drinks cannot be.



I am not responsible for the acts of a drunk driver.  Why should I be responsible for an over eater? You and I are not responsible for the choices others make and we should not be made to pay for them! 

THE GOVERNMENT'S BAN ON POVERTY HAS TRANSFORMED POVERTY FROM
A SHORT-TERM MISFORTUNE INTO A LIFE-TIME CAREER.
Harry Brown

Kirstie Alley observed that she was the one who got herself fat, so, she had to take responsibility for it.  That's as it should be!

Zig Zigler observed that every choice you make has an end result. That's as it should be!

President Dwight D. Eisenhower observed that the history of free man is never written by chance,
is written by choice.  That's as it should be!



FREEDOM OF CHOICE IS MORE TO BE TREASURED
THAN ANY POSSESSION EARTH CAN GIVE.  David McKay


Oprah Gail Winfrey, famous African American entrepreneur, was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko MS.  

This well-loved lady said she did not think of herself as a poor, deprived, ghetto girl who made good.  She thought of herself who from an early age knew she was responsible for herself and that she had to make good. That's as it should be!


THE CONSTITUTION ONLY GIVES PEOPLE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE
HAPPINESS, YOU HAVE TO CATCH IT YOURSELF
Benjamin Franklin

Laura Schlessinger points out that people from the most horrendous childhoods can have good lives, but it comes down to a seemingly simple word, choice.  That's as it should be!

DOTTIE AND WALT
50th High School Reunion
I made a daily choice to go to high school as a teenager living alone. I made the choice to join the Navy at 17.  I made the choice to go to college under the G.I. Bill of Rights.  I made the choice to continue going to school to learn how to "do it better".  When one job did not pay enough money, I had a second and third business on the side, always.  I retired at age 60 to a good life.

I deeply resent that today part of my retirement income is given to people like my middle-aged neighbor, a high school dropout, who will not work, feeling the government should take care of him, and it does. I would have no compunction in seeing him go hungry.  He smokes, drinks and does drugs.  I will not feel bad when he suffers for his choices.


I sailed through Korean mine fields at night on the darkened USS Yuma ATF94 to protect his right to chose but he is responsible for those choices. Neither you nor I should be made to pay for the choices that others make!  

The government is saying to the people "You can do wrong and get by".  THAT IS WRONG!  Income redistribution in any form is not the American way.  I'm speaking out, will you please do the same?

God bless you and yours.  God Bless the USA

(Thanks for the question, Mark)


2 comments:

Phatmom said...

According to Mayor Bloomberg, he wasn't trying to take away the right to buy a 32 oz. drink, but only restricting the size to 16 oz., hoping it would make people think and perhaps discourage them from drinking so much soda. He said they could certainly buy more than one 16 oz. drink. I'm paraphrasing what I heard, of course. However, it sounds like a bunch of back pedaling to me.

I, too, have some resentment over our tax dollars being used to support some who don't try to do better and furthermore, who don't even care. My parents were school dropouts. My mother left school because she was embarrassed that she only had one skirt and two sweaters to wear. She was also responsible for caring for a large family consisting of her dad & brothers. My dad had to help in the support of his very large family and he was the oldest child. So that meant he was a cheap (free) farmhand.

However, my parents worked hard, Dad served two hitches in the Army, worked at the same place 35 years, and was "Mr Fixit" around the house. There seemed to be no end to his talents. Mom had the house cleaned by 11:30 everyday and had dinner on the table at 5:00 p.m. Together they raised five children to be very responsible adults. How did they do it? One thing: PRIDE! They instilled a sense of pride in us. Not the haughty kind of pride. But the sense of pride that makes one want to rise above one's circumstances and do better, even if it means one must work for it. I'm thankful for my hard working, Godly parents. So yes, I get a bit peeved when I see people whose only ambition in life is to "get a check."

Walt Pierce said...

The ultimate challenge to having our freedom of choice regulated is "Who regulates the regulator?"

Walt