Just The Beginning?
Several weeks ago, when the New York mayor proposed the ban on large sodas, it started turning the wheels in my head. Is the next step going to be the banning of cases, 12 packs and 2 liter bottles in stores? Are grocery stores going to be linked in order to keep track of the quantity of soda being purchased? Is sugar now considered a controlled substance?
If soda is banned what is next? Why not limit the quantity of alcohol that can be purchased by one person? Are we going too soon see single serving cans and bottles, whether they be hard alcohol or wine and the elimination of cases, 12 packs and kegs? Are stores going to keep track of the quantity that we buy and once we have reached our limit we will no longer be able to purchase?
Why did the mayor choose soda? Doesn’t tobacco cause more health ailments? Doesn’t alcohol have more of a negative impact on society? Was this just a first step? Is this just the beginning of what is soon to be an out of control nanny state?
What other consumables will become rationed? How will the limits be determined? Are we seeing the beginning of a pre-determined creation of new state and federal agencies?
I’m sorry, but this just doesn’t sit well with me. Have we really reached the point in our society where individuals are no longer able to make their own decisions whether they are good or bad? Do we really want to go down this path? I do not. You should not. What happened to individual responsibility? What has happened too common sense?
Just some thoughts weighing on my mind…