FORGET TERRORISM, BLOOMBERG SHIFTS FOCUS TO A NEW ENEMY… CUPCAKES

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FORGET TERRORISM, BLOOMBERG SHIFTS FOCUS TO A NEW ENEMY… CUPCAKES

Post by Admin on Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:41 pm

From Chad Kent Speaks

Forget terrorism, Bloomberg shifts focus to a new enemy… cupcakes

by Chad Kent
As we have seen, the legislator thinks he is the potter and mankind is the clay. Unfortunately, when this idea prevails, everyone wants to be the potter and no one wants to be the clay.
Frederic Bastiat, The Law

With terrorists descending on NY from all over the world, Bloomberg is tirelessly defending us from… cupcakes. Fantastic!

Last month, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave a speech at the U.N. where he made some bizarre comments about the role of government in society. Some of his statements seemed more like a justification for why he is forcing his values on the rest of society rather than a description of a coherent political philosophy.

Let’s take a look at the money quote from Bloomberg’s speech – where he claims that the highest duty of government is to force people to eat healthy food. After that, I’ll follow with two questions he needs to answer before this nonsense can have any kind of logical credibility:

“There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is ultimately government’s highest duty.”

1. If there are powers only a government can exercise, then where did they get these supernatural powers?

Any just government derives it’s power from the people. So if the people don’t have the power to do something, they obviously can’t grant that authority to the government. Power is just like anything else – you can’t give away something you don’t have.

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2. Why is it appropriate for Bloomberg – or anyone in government – to force his idea of a good life on everyone else?

Michael Bloomberg feels that it’s worth the sacrifice for him to give up certain foods in order to live a long, healthy life. Good for him.

What if it isn’t for me?

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