Skip to comments.Will the Government Pass Laws Requiring Exercise?
Posted on 07/20/2012 6:12:04 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg loves us. He wants us to be healthy. So hes taken it upon himself to pass laws to stop people from eating too much salt, trans fats, and big sugary drinks. He believes these new laws will make a difference. Of course, they might, but so will passing a law that requires everybody to eat only 1800 calories per day.
When Mayor Bloomberg gets a hold of the new exercise study, theres no telling what new laws will be passed. According to the medical journal The Lancelot, a third of the worlds adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year. Thats about the same number of people who die from cigarette smoking.
If smoking can be banned in restaurants, buildings, apartments, and parks because of health concerns and healthcare costs, then it seems logical that people should be required to participate in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week, 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times a week, or a combination of the two.
With ObamaCare being ruled constitutional, its not beyond the realm of possibilities that the government could require an exercise program of every American. If people can be taxed if they do not purchase health insurance, surely they can be taxed for not exercising according to a set of government-mandated exercise requirements to foster optimum fitness in the name of lowering healthcare costs.
The Lancet series called for global efforts to promote physical exercise by improving pedestrian and cyclist safety on city roads, for example, more physical education at school or promoting access to free public exercise spaces.
What does global efforts mean? Will the United Nations be empowered to force exercise compliance? Will we have to wear pedometers to prove how much physical activity we get in a day?
Theres already a Lets Move campaign spearheaded by Michelle Obama and Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. The administration wants local leaders to create more play areas for children working with businesses to fund city street closings. These so-called play streets allow children and their families to run, walk, bike or play outside without worrying about traffic. Could the next step be compulsory?
Maybe the government will mandate that we walk to work or get a bicycle. Justice John Roberts and his four Supreme Court comrades gave the government unlimited power to force us to comply with its policies in the name of good health. You better getting your walking shoes and drop a few pounds before the government police knock on your door with a set of scales.
You vill valk thirty minutess a day, or ve vill kill your dog!
Nanny State PING!
>>Maybe the government will mandate that we walk to work or get a bicycle.
In most countries, people ride bicycles and mass transit a lot. It is well-known that Obama and the Left/Right Elites want the American serf class to live like third-worlders, or if they are really successful at getting government handouts, they can live like a poor European.
How much tax revenue can be generated by banning it?
Maybe they’ll just make gasoline so expensive we will have to walk or bike to work etc.
If I’ve got to pay for their healthcare, I hope Bloomberg DOES mandate exercise for New Yorkers!
I saw some kind of health care “Specialist” on FOX the other day who said government needs to make exercise “easier”.
Short of labor camps I can’t see how it could be any easier than getting up and taking a walk.
I propose all welfare recipients walk on a treadmill hooked to a generator that offsets our energy needs.
Shooting is good exercise. :)
We’ll connect the treadmills to the internet, and not recharge the EBT card until the prescribed number of watts have been generated for that month.
HHS/Ag Dept can hire 15,000 employees to administer this, and we’ll let $2 billion in contracts to politically connected contractors to handle the software and programming.
I will take up kick boxing and fencing.
If they pass a law requiring colonoscopies I outta here.
Oh don’t I just LOVE the “social burden” COWARDS.
LOOKY HERE: AIDS is a WELL KNOWN, QUANTIFIABLE SOCIAL BURDEN.
AIDS is spread by the IRRESPONSIBLE PRACTICES OF A CERTAIN LIFESTYLE. PERIOD.
When Bloominidiot MANDATES that all queers WEAR A HELMET BEFORE DIVING IN, then I’ll listen to him tell me how much freaking soda I can drink, and how many cigarettes I can smoke.
Before you ask, this will NEVER HAPPEN. And we all know why. And that’s why I say to him and all the “social burden” hypocrites: “Bugger off you cowards!”
Grammar is so passe.
There you go. Agenda 21. Make everyone live within 5 miles of work.
Are they going to ban homosexual sex as well? That causes many health problems, but you won’t hear the health nazis talking about that.
“Short of labor camps I cant see how it could be any easier than getting up and taking a walk.”
Develop a good case of Plantar Fasciitis and then tell me how easy it is to walk. I live on a block that is .4 miles around, I have five Rottweilers and I would walk each one of them around it twice.
Now I am lucky if I can walk from the car to my workplace, about 200 feet, without having to use a cane. I do the exercises for it, but it takes forever to heal.