And Now, the Food Police…

Big Brother isn’t merely watching, he wants to control your diet.

Bad enough that Philly and their “Beer Police,” now we have state of New York upping the ante, with legislators seeking to outlaw salt in restaurant food.

“”No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food for consumption by customers of such restaurant, including food prepared to be consumed on the premises of such restaurant or off of such premises,” the bill, A. 10129 , states in part.

The legislation, which Assemblyman Felix Ortiz , D-Brooklyn, introduced on March 5, would fine restaurants $1,000 for each violation.”

Now, some folks may consider their bodies to be temples, sacrosanct, while other consider themselves to be amusement parks, and each can make their choices accordingly.  Who is this Felix Ortiz to make that decision for everyone?

By the strict letter of this law — and given the execution of such laws, where there are fines to be levied and monies to be raised, I fully expect the law to be enforced on a ludicrously literal basis — no restaurant prepared food can be salted, right down to the bowl of popcorn or the plate of potato chips you might order as an appetizer, to the dressing the restaurant might make for your salad to whatever other use you can imagine — there is a budget hole to be filled, don’t you know…  And, frankly, what else can the state regulate, if this is permitted to stand?

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  1. pauldow
    pauldow says:

    I just can't imagine what goes through someone's head when they fill in the ballot circle for Ortiz. I know everyone's different, but I would like to think that we all have some level of intelligence. I simply can't comprehend the thought pattern that would take a person's hand to move the pencil to that spot.

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