The slippery slope is lined with trans fat
Rarely do I think that the slippery slope argument is used in a valid way. Usually it takes the form of the “if they do X now, what will they do next!?” type of panicy alarmism.
Not so in the case of smoking bans.
New York City banned ‘public’ smoking around 3 years ago. It’s for the children! It’s for innocent second-hand smokers! It’s for the non-smoking working man! Sure we’re taking away your ability to use a legal product while still taxing the hell out of it, so what?
Now they are going after trans fat. Why? It’s unhealthy, and we, the government, know what’s best for you. Behold:
“It is a dangerous and unnecessary ingredient,” Frieden said. “No one will miss it when it’s gone.”
Unbelieveable. In the case of trans fat, there isn’t even a second-hand trans fat to use as an excuse. This is government meddling plain and simple, and the slope is becoming more and more slippery. Why not ban deep fried foods, or enforce calorie restrictions? Why not make the nutritional guidelines mandatory? I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: Join me in a Boston Food Party!