Freedom Is For The Rich
Poor people are like five-year-olds: they can’t be trusted to make their own food choices, but need a wiser, more mature person to make these choices for them.
That is the attitude of the
There’s no limit to the number of fast-food joints that can be built in the more prosperous parts of the city, however.
Here are two questions I’d love to ask the councilmembers pushing this legislation through:
1. What is the minimum annual income a person must make before you think he can be trusted with a fast-food joint in his neighborhood?
2. Don’t you think people below that income minimum should be denied the right to vote? Seriously: if you sincerely believe a person is too stupid to even eat without government guidance, how can you possibly trust such a person to help make big, important decisions like “Who should be Commander In Chief of the most powerful nuclear-armed military in the world?”
Bad food choices can only lead to a fat ass and a high cholesterol level. Bad presidential choices can lead to the extinction of all life on earth. And if I can’t even trust you to feed yourself without causing damage, how can I possibly trust you to have any say in the laws and leaders under which I must live?
(Link shamelessly stolen from Radley Balko at Hit and Run.)