Originally Posted by Cakepro
With all due respect for your "government must save us from ourselves" view, I think it's ludicrous for anyone to expect anyone except OURSELVES to police what we put in our face.
I choose not to bury my head in the sand. Where do you draw the line? Do you condone drug use? After all, why should anyone get to say what another person ingests, right? Unfortunately, there is a ripple effect.
When the government doesn't step in, we assume things are safe. Besides, the federal goverment is not OUTLAWING trans fat usage... they are demanding proper labeling - identifying products with it. And they are trying to educate the public (just as they did with eggs/cholesterol). They are not taking our basic freedoms away - jeez.
I know of two people who have had gastric bypass surgery through the military (military wives), and got their "excess skin" removed at taxpayers' expense too. It happens all the time where WE pick up the bill for other peoples' poor choices. I'd prefer not to.