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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    We also have the right to tell him that his thoughts are anti-American.

    Though, I agree with you, that allowing anti-American thoughts, and speech to be said is 100% American.
    I almost never use the term anti-American. Far too often its used to demonize someone who simply disagrees with you, but in this case, where we have a poster who clearly states they have a complete disregard for personal freedom - an ideal this nation was clearly founded on - I'd have to say the term fits.
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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    While I disagree with the law, tyranny is something our founding fathers and people fought a war over for eight years at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives.

    Tyranny is not a god damn happy meal
    Tyranny can be large or small, but its still tyranny.
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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    Wah no toy in my happy meal! This is worse than when Stalin stole our cabbages.
    Do you have a point to make here besides building up your own personal strawman? No one compared this ridiculous law to the evils of Stalinism. But beause something fails to live up (or down) to the tyranny of Stalin doesn't mean it's not an unjust infringement of freedom.

    If you don't want your kids eating Happy Meals, there is a real simple solution. Don't buy them for your kids.
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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Sorry, defaulting to some sort of infringement on fundamental freedoms over a toy because you and you're kids are absurdly obese is already hilarious.
    Also, they wouldn't have to enforce a law if people were actually able of controlling themselves enough to not buy too many happy meals. Srsly. People keep missing that part of the argument.

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Patria Antiqua View Post
    How else can we ensure that people don't make the wrong decision?

    I don't need to look up freedom. I've been confronted with its horrible visage, and declined to grant it my affections.
    If you don't need to look it up, then it can be safely assumed that you would take other people's freedoms knowingly and purposefully.
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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    To be clear, happy meals will still be for sale and people are still free to eat them or give them to their children.

    The rule just says they can't give away toys with the meal.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    To be clear, happy meals will still be for sale and people are still free to eat them or give them to their children.

    The rule just says they can't give away toys with the meal.
    Actually, believe the toy is what makes it a "Happy Meal". Otherwise it's just a "combo".


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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Another example of certain folks thinking they know better than you. Statism and tyranny.
    Damn, Rev, You're about a month late. Your awesome is slipping.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...francisco.html

    Funny how there were a few more people who were supportive of this the first time around who are strangely absent from this second thread.
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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

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    Another example of certain folks thinking they know better than you. Statism and tyranny.
    right on bro!!!! I remember when I went to buy a new car and I thought 20K was just too much for it. I told them I did not need that fancy government mandated windshield and good old fashioned glass would be okay if it saved me $800 bucks but they said "no way". They explained how people used to be cut to ribbons going through windshields and the new ones prevented a large percentage of that.

    I told them I did not need those fancy seat belts that were government mandated if it saved me a cool grand but they also said "no way". They explained how before seat belts people had much higher rates of death in routine crashes and even with the older lap belts there still was injury.

    I told them I did not need that fancy government mandated braking system and would gladly use the old fashioned brakes like my grandpappy used to have on the 52 Buick if it saved me $900. But they said "no way". They pointed out that the new brake systems cut braking distance down considerably and prevented skidding and the crashes that result from that.

    So I had to borrow the money and get a big monthly note to pay in return for a car with lots of government mandated doodads that I did not want or need. Tyranny & Statism indeed. Where is our precious LIBERTY when we need it most?

    Thanks for reading this. It took me while to type as I am recovering from a severe auto accident. The weather was bad and I ran into the back of a big semi-truck at 60 miles per hour. The front end folded like an accordion but the seat harness held me back and I only barely kissed the windshield instead of going through it. Even then I could have been killed but I was able to brake at the last few seconds and that did slow me down enough to avoid death.

    I hope I recover enough to go the the big tea party rally for liberty to be held in the town public square next week. I won't be able to drive yet but I can get through on a city bus. I look forward to defending liberty and fighting for smaller government and less regulation of companies and the products they make.
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    Re: McDonald's Happy Meal Toys to be Banned in San Francisco?

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    To be clear, happy meals will still be for sale and people are still free to eat them or give them to their children.

    The rule just says they can't give away toys with the meal.
    I think the sentence that "people are still free to eat them or give to them to their children" is the key point. Obese people will continue to feed their kids low nutritionous meals.

    Outlawing happy meal toys is like spitting into the ocean. The deck is stacked against parents trying to feed their kids anything healthy.

    When you walk down the cereal isle at your grocery store take a close look to the cartoon caricatures on the front of the boxes. You will notice almost all the eyes on the figures are looking downward. Those eyes are looking down at small people to get their attention. Amazing that grown men and women spend their careers in luring young children. It almost makes them sound to be pedophillic.

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