Monday, April 06, 2009

Not knowing the meaning of "choice"

But, then again, what should we expect from our political leaders?
While many large restaurant chains have already eliminated trans fats, some [Texas] state lawmakers want to speed up the process -- especially when it comes to smaller, local eateries.

Juan Espinoza has owned Johnny's Restaurant for decades, and said he only uses trans fat products to cook up fries and the occasional chile relleno -- but state Senate Bill 204 would to put an end to that.

"When you see 200 pound fifth-graders, you know we need to do something about this," said State Sen. Eliot Shapleigh.

The bill, presented by Shapleigh and co-sponsored in the state House by Carol Alvarado, would ban restaurants from packaging, storing or using any products containing trans fats to prepare or serve food.

"Give people healthy options and choices. When you give them healthy choices, they'll make the right choice," said State Rep. Carol Alvarado.

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(from KSAT-12)

Compulsion is choice.

I'm beginning to think that I should just vote reflexively against the incumbent, whoever that may be.

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