Sappy Law Bans Happy Meals
They claim the tactic that has lured many a toddler to the fat-rich delights of a McDonald’s Happy Meal.
City supervisor Eric Mar called the ban “A tremendous victory for our children’s health.”
Can’t argue with a good crossfire.
So next we need to ban needles, pipes and rolling papers as that would be a tremendous coup in the War on Drugs. Perhaps we should ban banks so they can’t be robbed. Maybe we should ban the stock market to get rid of insider trading. I know, let’s put inhibitors on engines so they can’t exceed speed limits.
While we’re at it, let’s promote robot technology so we can replace all the people confounded by that messy ol’ freedom of choice.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls there’s a lot things you can legislate but personal responsibility isn’t one of them.
The wise and dearly departed Bob Colon once told a co-worker who was explaining a mistake he’d made with the general mayhem surrounding his life, “We’ve all got problems.”
The sooner we quit looking to radio hosts, book-pushing self-help gurus and pulpit-pounding life-coaches and start looking at ourselves in the mirror and saying “no” to our whims, the better off we’ll be.
Children’s bad health didn’t start with the Happy Meal, it started with parents opting to let corporations cook for them so they would have more time to watch television, go to the club, play canasta or do something more fun than slaving in the kitchen. Excuse me if I missed it, but convenience isn’t an unalienable right.
This bad economy started years ago when the majority of us lacked the self-control and wisdom to run up our credit cards. It started when we weren’t smart enough to believe every promise of personal improvement we saw in beer, shoe and electronics commercials. Now we’ve got loudmouths with nothing to say trying to blame the government.
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