Every new incursion against what remains of our liberty is merely the thin edge of a wedge. No matter how absurd, you had to know that the bizarre jihad against soda pop by NYC’s authoritarian mayor would spread. Now Howard County in moonbatty Maryland will no longer permit “sugary drinks” to be sold on county property or to be served at any meeting hosted by the county.
Once again the pretext is childhood obesity hysteria. Yelps food Nazi Highsmith Vernick:
“We are about to raise the first generation of kids that will not live as long as their parents.”
It must not have occurred to the highhanded Highsmith that today’s kids’ parents didn’t grow up under a regime of totalitarian moonbattery, and consequently consumed much more sugar, in addition to engaging in all manner of behaviors now considered unacceptably unhealthy.
If children are less fit, it is because they are so smothered by overprotective parents and a country terrified of lawsuits that they never get any exercise.
Enjoy your Dr Pepper while you can. As with cigarettes, we can expect ever more exorbitant punitive taxes and ever broader bans. Eventually, Mexicans will be smuggling in soda along with hard drugs.
On a tip from Robert B.