NewYork has now announced that there is an epidemic occuring in that state. It is an epidemic of too many big gulps. And if those in authority have their way, they’re going to do something about it. In fact, they are going to outlaw the 44 ounce soft drink.
Government knows best. Well, at least they think they do. Of course, if they know what is best for you as far as sugar intake is concerned, then they know what’s best for you in every other area of your personal life.
Should you be driving an 8 cylinder automobile? How many children should you have? How big of a home do you need? The list is endless.
And where were all these experts during the early phases of the AIDSÂ epidemic? Those in the public health arena (That was part of my undergraduate major: Bacteriology and Public Health) knew what to do in an epidemic. It was toÂ isolate the diseaseÂ to keep it from spreading. Yet isolating the homosexuals was the last thing anyone would allow. So much for the experts.
So now the experts are taking control of the obesity situation. I discourage my patients from drinking soda pop every day. Its sugar content is very high and can cause weight gain, early diabetes, and who knows what else. BUT I don’t force people to do anything and I don’t believe the government should be doing so either. That’s the difference between freedom and socialism.