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Mar 30 2012

Vintage Moonbattery: Ban on Sliced Bread

Imagine trying to build America from the wilderness under the heel of the do-gooder tyrants who now rule us. Every attempted advance would have been strangled by regulations in the name of the wetlands, the Indians, the polar bears, the underprivileged, et cetera, ad nauseam. But liberalism wasn’t invented yesterday. Our forefathers had to overcome moonbattery just as we do. An example from the FDR era:

Sliced bread was first available for sale in Chillicothe, Missouri in 1928 and by the 1930s Wonder Bread was selling it nationwide. …

However, much to the dismay of harried housewives, on January 18 1943, the U.S. Food Administrator, Claude R. Wickard, imposed a ban on sliced bread. At a time of other wartime rationing, the rising cost of bread and sufficient wax paper supplies were cited as reasons to halt the sale of pre-sliced bread. …

Due to the large public outcry and ample supplies of wax paper, the ban was short lived and sliced bread was again available for sale on March 8, 1943.

Pushing back against moonbats and their god Big Government is the best idea since sliced bread.

sliced-bread
There isn’t much statists won’t ban.

On a tip from Dave H.

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  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    So, in 7 weeks there was suddenly enough wax paper to lift the ban? Riiiiight…

    More prog lies.

  • Dave H
  • Hail The Amberlamps!

    The same Wickard in Wickard v. Filburn?

    Why yes, the same FDR Secretary of Agriculture. Where’s F.D.R. in Hell? Is Claude down there with you?

    http://www.lawnix.com/cases/wickard-filburn.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claude_R._Wickard

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    It was also a part of FDR’s price fixing scheme

    On January 26, however, John F. Conaboy, the New York Area Supervisor of the Food Distribution Administration, warned bakeries, delicatessens, and other stores that were continuing to slice bread to stop, saying that “to protect the cooperating bakeries against the unfair competition of those who continue to slice their own bread… we are prepared to take stern measures if necessary.”[11]

  • KHarn

    Appropriatly, the bread slices are symbolic of the “domino theory”.

  • Sam Adams

    Another example of the fact that progressives believe that there is nothing beyond their ability to regulate and control.

    After the decision in Wickard v. Filburn, the supreme court didn’t find that the congress had overstepped the commerce clause until 1995.

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