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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Schism Sunday Vol V: The Government and Your Diet

Is that a kids meal?

We all know that one of the most feared statements in the English language is: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” The reason for this fear goes without saying, considering today’s government looks more like a bloated and bankrupt Orwellian novel than a democracy and a republic. That being said, government expansion seems to be on the rise with a new target in its crosshairs: you and your families' fat arses!

It is true that along with the government Americans seem to be getting fatter and fatter. Now people can blame processed foods, genetics, video games, or global warming…but the fact remains the same. You need only to take a stroll around your neighborhood or summon the courage to walk through the local Wal-Mart to witness the multitudes of “big-game” in their natural habitat. I’m sure the manufacturers of CPAP Machines and pharmaceutical companies, who specialize in blood pressure medications, are enjoying record profits, but this does nothing to thwart the current American fat epidemic. I know we can all agree that there are a plethora of diseases and health problems associated with obesity…but what is the answer?
Drink it!!!!

Should government help regulate diet and intake for Americans?

Should people on welfare/government programs be told what to eat?

Would you like it if Michelle Obama slapped the cookies out of your hand?

What is your solution to the problem?

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