On Tuesday an appeal court ruled unanimously that the city’s Board of Health exceeded its legal authority and acted unconstitutionally when it tried to put a size limit on soft drinks served in city restaurants. The city’s law department promised a quick appeal.
“Today’s decision is a temporary setback, and we plan to appeal this decision as we continue the fight against the obesity epidemic,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement.
Few people actually believed Bloombergs soda ban would hold water under the weight of the constitution. The Soda Ban was just one of many acts taken by Bloomberg to limit freewill in a “war on obesity”. The New York Mayor has also put into action a new initiative that will require, “all new buildings and buildings undergoing major renovation would be required to give occupants access to at least one stairwell, as well as post signs near elevators pointing to nearby stairs,”. All of the effort to push for an appeal in spite of a recent survey which said, that only 56% of Americans rarely or never eat fast food. So why do they need a government to tell them not to do something, when they weren’t doing it in the first place?
After this recent failure its clear the month of July wasn’t to kind to Bloomberg, after having mayors across the country abandoning his efforts for gun control.
Bloomberg isn’t alone in this war against fat people, New York Doctors and the first lady (Michelle Obama) are also pushing the agenda. New York doctors have actually had to prescribe fruits and vegetables to their patients; meanwhile the first lady has been making a push for kids to walk or ride a bike to school instead of taking the bus. A recent survey said, that only 56% of Americans rarely or never eat fast food. So why do they need a government to tell them not to do something, when they weren’t doing it in the first place.
The bottom line, no one should be told how much they can eat or drink no matter how obese or anorexic they are. This includes the force feeding of prisoners, one should be forced to starve nor should they be forced to eat. It is their personal choice and their freedom to make that choice should be preserved.