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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    When people have demonstrated a pattern of making bad decisions, trusting them to make the right decisions for our future is irrational and dangerous. If we were making the right decisions for our children in the face of the obesity epidemic, there wouldn't be any obesity epidemic for us to worry about.

    Getting this country back on track means getting people to behave correctly. If force is the only way the government can accomplish this, so be it.
    That's the wrong answer.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    She's talking about liberty. There's nothing stupid about that.
    She is talking about a bumper sticker cliche.
    and that is stupid.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    I completely agree with this. Sarah Palin is right. She's also right that she would be criticized for it. :-)

    "And I know I'm going to be again criticized for bringing this up, but instead of a government thinking that they need to take over and make decisions for us according to some politician or politician's wife priorities, just leave us alone, get off our back and allow us as individuals to exercise our own God-given rights to make our own decisions and then our country gets back on the right track"
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Anybody old enough to tell me if President Kennedy's physical fitness standards were also viewed as government sticking it's nose where it doesn't belong?

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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    When people have demonstrated a pattern of making bad decisions, trusting them to make the right decisions for our future is irrational and dangerous. If we were making the right decisions for our children in the face of the obesity epidemic, there wouldn't be any obesity epidemic for us to worry about.

    Getting this country back on track means getting people to behave correctly. If force is the only way the government can accomplish this, so be it.
    It's not your business or the government's business what people eat. What in the consitution gives them the right to make such decisions for us?
    Sorry, but I think the people have had about as much "force" from this administration that they are going to take. In 2012 the tables are going to turn and we'll get back on the track of individual freedom and liberty.
    I really hope you're joking about the government "getting people to behave correctly" What country is Wyoming in, anyway? I thought it was in the greatest country in the world, but maybe not.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    I tend to agree with this, and I find it hilarious. I say the more overload the better.
    Then you're in for a real treat for the next 2 yrs and beyond. :-)
    She ain't going anywhere any time soon.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Anybody old enough to tell me if President Kennedy's physical fitness standards were also viewed as government sticking it's nose where it doesn't belong?
    I do not remember any big conservative outburst when JFK did that.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post

    We have cities and states banning happy meal toys, transfat and other stuff and somehow Palin is the nut for suggesting that it is non of the government's damn business what we eat or feed our kids?
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    At least Palin's aware of the situation: parents are continually proving their selves incapable of properly parenting their children.
    And should that be the governments business?
    How about we put it in the hands of family members, the community or their churches.
    If their parenting skills are that bad, the children will be removed by Children's services.
    Our government is too large as it is. They can stay out of the kitchen and our school cafeterias.
    Next, they'll be telling you how you must raise your dog. Heaven forbid if he's fat.
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    Re: Palin's reckless views on obesity

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    Then what do you propose we do about the fact that it's predicted that the majority of Americans will have diabetes by 2020? What do we do about the fact that the majority of us are not in fit enough shape to fight? "Nothing" is not a good enough answer.
    Get out there and educate people. That doesn't mean they will listen, but it's not your job to dictate what goes in their mouths or how many miles they walk each day.
    Also, show by example. That's the best way to educate people.
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