Friday, June 1, 2012

Call It What It Is


     Good grief, I hate the promotion of socialism here in the US.  I am referring to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wanting to ban super-sized soft drinks available at restaurants, arenas and movie theaters. Any sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces would be prohibited in this new law.  If it begins here, where does it end?  If they make you drink less, then surely they'll limit how much toilet paper is on a roll next, right?  Will the Seinfeld line 'Can you spare a square?' become a reality of daily life?  Yes, it sounds ridiculous but so does the idea of making me buy two drinks instead of one to get the desired amount I want at double the cost.  Why aren't people outraged at the mere thought of limiting our freedoms?  Why aren't the avid recyclers balking at creating more waste?  Oh sure, they claim it's for our benefit.  The media is even promoting it as an effort to curb obesity in society by telling us how many calories and grams of sugar are in a certain amount sized cup.  I've also heard that they are shrinking the size of candy bars too.  Let's call it what it is!  It's government control of your individual rights!
     A missionary friend of mine now lives in the Ukraine.  He and his wife had to go two weeks this winter without hot water because it is government controlled.  Is that what you want from your government?
     If I could say one statement to Bloomberg, it would be ''Don't try to make decisions for me and DON'T MESS WITH MY SWEET TEA!'