Big government has never cured any of society's perceived or real ills.
“Who above maybe 15 years of age doesn’t know that being overweight is bad for you,” asks the Financial Post’s William Watson. “But that’s the point: it’s bad for you. It’s not actually bad for anyone else.”
Watson points out that the common tactic of big government bureaucrats these days is to treat obesity like it’s a contagious disease. Remember how the world reacted when the Swine Flu ‘epidemic’ was raging in 2009-2010? People were lining-up for injections of a controversial vaccine that was prepared on-the-fly, but big government said, “Trust us. We know what’s best for you.”
“If you become fat, the fat cells don’t actually fly off and attach to me,” Watson says. “If you become fat, you raise your chances, not my chances, of heart attack, stroke, depression and low productivity. It’s your problem, you fix it.”
But the fat police aren’t going to let people fix their own problems anymore, Watson warns. They have proven they’re incapable of making rational decisions by consistently consuming irrational food and beverage choices.
“If people are irrational, can we really trust governments to enforce rationality on their behalf,” Watson asks. “The rational government is even more of a stretch than the rational individual.”
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