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  • Yes. It may reduce blood pressure & heart disease -- and, maybe, health insurance costs.

    3 3.23%
  • No. What's next? No desserts or fried foods? Stop regulating my life!

    88 94.62%
  • Not sure. It might make us healthier, will it make us happier?

    2 2.15%
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Thread: Should Government Regulate What Americans Eat?

  1. #31
    When I think of agencies like the FDA, I'm reminded of the old aphorism "The road to hell is paved with good intentions". What starts as a good idea ultimately, due to corruption in human nature, becomes corrupted itself. This is the reason why I believe the Founders put so many chains on the government. It's not a knee-jerk reaction to distrust the government; it's healthy. It all comes down to worldview. If you believe that humans are basically good, then you are likely to accept socialism (people are good, but circumstances are bad, so government must correct) or pure libertarianism (people are good, government is bad, so correction is to remove all government). If you accept the biblical view that humans are basically corrupted, then the only answer is constitutionally-limited republican government. In my opinion, history has proven which worldview is correct.

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  3. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by G&RClinger View Post
    When I think of agencies like the FDA, I'm reminded of the old aphorism "The road to hell is paved with good intentions". What starts as a good idea ultimately, due to corruption in human nature, becomes corrupted itself. This is the reason why I believe the Founders put so many chains on the government. It's not a knee-jerk reaction to distrust the government; it's healthy. It all comes down to worldview. If you believe that humans are basically good, then you are likely to accept socialism (people are good, but circumstances are bad, so government must correct) or pure libertarianism (people are good, government is bad, so correction is to remove all government). If you accept the biblical view that humans are basically corrupted, then the only answer is constitutionally-limited republican government. In my opinion, history has proven which worldview is correct.
    +1 G&R. History has proven that God's way is the ONLY way!!! When His will is cast aside as insignificant, things go very wrong. One has only to look at our present country to see the consequences of turning our backs on The Almighty. It started when prayer in school was banned; it continued with the legalization of the murder of innocent pre-born life and in continues with every attack on our religious freedoms and the attempts to erase Christianity's positive influence from our nation.
    Conservative Wife & Mom -- I'm a Conservative Christian-American with dual citizenship...the Kingdom of God is my 1st home and the U.S.A. is my 2nd.

  4. Quote Originally Posted by joespahr View Post
    I am constantly amazed at the hypocrisy and mental gymnastics that the left will go through to allow them to say the following:
    1). Legalize pot. What people do to their bodies is their business, not the government's.
    2). Regulate salt. We can't let people eat too much salt, it isn't healthy.

    Consistency? What is that?
    Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant. Thank you for this post.
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  5. #34
    Perhaps government should regulate what we think too.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

  6. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Perhaps government should regulate what we think too.
    They are trying to. By labeling anyone who doesn't think like them as terrorists or un-American. By arresting militia members on trumped up charges. By taking away the rights we treasure.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by Ange View Post
    They'll have to pry m salt shaker out of my cold dead hand.

    Andy


    You'll be allowed to open carry your salt shaker. But cops will be able to conduct e-checks to make sure there's no salt in it.

  8. #37
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    Wow, the Government trying to regulate another part of our lives...Its a darn shame that our Government is so worried about the way many of us eat. What we eat is our choice, and if one of us happens to drop dead because of a cheese burger and fries, so be it, at least I died eating what I wanted to eat, and drinking what I wanted to drink.
    Darn, no wonder so many Americans cry for an all our war on the Government, they're over stepping their boundaries. Obese people can help if theyre obese, its up to you, me, or anyone how we eat and live our lives....Next theyll set a limit on how many kids we can have, or how often we can fill our gas tank. Im ashamed of our stupid libtards.
    Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you, Jesus Christ and the American Soldier....One died for your soul; the other for your freedom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Itstjs View Post
    ... and if one of us happens to drop dead because of a cheese burger and fries, so be it, at least I died eating what I wanted to eat, and drinking what I wanted to drink. ...Obese people can help if theyre obese, its up to you, me, or anyone how we eat and live our lives....
    Only problem with this attitude is I'm tired of subsidizing your healthcare costs. When the majority of all hospital billing is for lifestyle-related ailments (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc.) something is wrong. If you can't control it, then maybe the gubmint needs to give you a little "helping hand?"

  10. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Cocked _and_Locked View Post
    Only problem with this attitude is I'm tired of subsidizing your healthcare costs. When the majority of all hospital billing is for lifestyle-related ailments (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc.) something is wrong. If you can't control it, then maybe the gubmint needs to give you a little "helping hand?"
    Well then, Half-Cocked, I'm assuming you will be developing personal fitness plans for each one of us? To hold your health-care costs down, of course.
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cocked _and_Locked View Post
    Only problem with this attitude is I'm tired of subsidizing your healthcare costs. When the majority of all hospital billing is for lifestyle-related ailments (heart disease, obesity, diabetes, etc.) something is wrong. If you can't control it, then maybe the gubmint needs to give you a little "helping hand?"
    Your gun and bullets are a potential health hazard! we need to keep hospital costs down. Time for you to voluntarily turn them in. If not the "gubment" needs to confiscate them!

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