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Eat-a-Twinkie-for-Freedom Day

Posted By Michelle Horstman On September 23, 2010 @ 6:00 pm In NewsReal Blog | No Comments

Enough is enough. It’s time that We the People take a stand against the constant barrage of Big Brother, Sunsteinesque policies and legislation that this administration keeps shoving down our throats. It’s time to let them know we’ve had enough. To that end, I am calling for all freedom loving Americans to join me this Monday, September 27, and make it Eat-a-Twinkie-for-Freedom Day.

Apparently, it is not enough for this group of Washington control freaks to tell us what to drive, what to drink, what type of light bulbs we may use, what we can use our own land for, how many vegetables we can grow, and just about every other aspect of our everyday lives. Now they feel a responsibility to control our diets, whether it be by legislation, by putting the offending products out of business, or by good, old fashioned propaganda.

The Blaze website has listed some of the most recent “food police” activities around the country. Here are just a few:

In perhaps one of the most outrageous cases of regulations restricting small business, health officials in Oregon shut down 7-year-old Julie Murphy’s roadside lemonade stand in August for failing to secure a $120 “temporary restaurant” license.

Kids may also be also be getting the shaft in San Francisco where officials are launching a campaign to ban “Happy Meals” or any other meals that come with a toy. The so-called “Healthy Meals Incentive” would ban toys if the food contains too much fat, sugar or salt. It wouldn’t be the first time meal-time toys would be nixed in California; earlier this year, Santa Clara County approved an ordinance “to break the link between unhealthy food and prizes.”

Under state laws in Texas, a single piece of candy landed a 10-year-old Brazos Elementary School student in detention for a week in May.

In New York, a Brooklyn Democrat introduced a bill in the state legislature earlier this year to ban the use of salt in restaurant cooking.

Eating right is important, and helping educate each other on what makes a healthy diet is a good thing. Serving well balanced school lunches is important, too, and that is what we have supposedly been paying school dieticians to do for decades. We do need to work together to see how we might encourage our kids to choose wisely in all things, with moderation as the key.

However, giving up our freedom of choice cannot be the solution. I think it would be fair to say that most Americans are aware that Twinkies are not the healthiest food choice out there, but again, the key word is “choice”.

I don’t have any Twinkies in the house right now. In fact, I haven’t eaten a Twinkie in years. But this coming Monday, I plan to purchase and eat a Twinkie (or maybe two, if I am feeling especially patriotic) to symbolize my freedom of choice…be it in my diet, my home energy use, my banking options, the car I drive and everything else.

Join me and let the Twinkie be your symbol of freedom this Monday. It’s a delicious way to stand up for your rights.

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