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Will the Government Pass Laws Requiring Exercise?
Godfather Politics ^ | July 20, 2012 | Gary DeMar

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 he’s 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, there’s no telling what new laws will be passed. According to the medical journal The Lancelot, “a third of the world’s adults are physically inactive, and the couch potato lifestyle kills about five million people every year.” That’s 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, it’s 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?

There’s already a “Let’s 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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 1984; bigbrother; bloombergbully; bloomingidiotberg; bullystate; couchpotatoes; excercise; fitness; flotusmichelle; foodpolice; georgeorwell; health; inactivity; lancet; letsmove; lifestyle; nannystate; obesity; physicaljerks; playstreets
Some of the grammar in this piece is atrocious. However, the piece still poses an interesting and ominous question.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 6:12:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; traviskicks; bamahead; CSM; ...

You vill valk thirty minutess a day, or ve vill kill your dog!

Nanny State PING!


2 posted on 07/20/2012 6:16:41 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

>>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.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 6:19:21 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Will the Government Pass Laws Requiring Exercise?

How much tax revenue can be generated by banning it?

4 posted on 07/20/2012 6:19:42 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maybe they’ll just make gasoline so expensive we will have to walk or bike to work etc.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 6:24:06 PM PDT by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If I’ve got to pay for their healthcare, I hope Bloomberg DOES mandate exercise for New Yorkers!


6 posted on 07/20/2012 6:25:00 PM PDT by Dr. Pritchett
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 6:25:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I propose all welfare recipients walk on a treadmill hooked to a generator that offsets our energy needs.


8 posted on 07/20/2012 6:25:38 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Shooting is good exercise. :)


9 posted on 07/20/2012 6:27:13 PM PDT by E Rocc (November 2, 2010: The beginning of the end of the kleptocracy.)
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To: umgud

Brilliant idea!

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.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 6:30:38 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I will take up kick boxing and fencing.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 6:31:17 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If they pass a law requiring colonoscopies I outta here.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 6:34:22 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

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!”


13 posted on 07/20/2012 6:35:49 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimze, my handle is a Hate Crime. Hope they don't like it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Grammar is so passe.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 6:37:46 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Bryanw92
>>Maybe the government will mandate that we walk to work or get a bicycle.

There you go. Agenda 21. Make everyone live within 5 miles of work.

15 posted on 07/20/2012 6:42:16 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

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.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 6:52:11 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: cripplecreek

“Short of labor camps I can’t 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.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 7:07:08 PM PDT by DaiHuy (One Big Assed Mistake America)
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To: umgud

GENIUS!


18 posted on 07/20/2012 7:14:05 PM PDT by 3rdcoastislander
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To: dragonblustar
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19 posted on 07/20/2012 7:33:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
Eating cakes and fried chicken will soon be an act of civil disobedience!
20 posted on 07/20/2012 7:42:01 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“Will the Government Pass Laws Requiring Exercise?”

This is a really dumb-ass question.

How about this for a question: Will sergeantdave require fat-ass Nazi bureaucrats to dance or die?

The rule of law is near dead, buddy. If Buckwheat gets reelected, It’s all about who can draw their weapon the fastest and shoot the straightest.

Start practicing, FRiend,


21 posted on 07/20/2012 7:59:13 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Public unions exist to protect the unions from the taxpaying public)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


22 posted on 07/20/2012 9:43:42 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Bryanw92
Didn't Chairman Mao require his subjects to do mandatory calathetics every day.
23 posted on 07/20/2012 9:54:48 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I went to grammar and HS in the 1950’s. Physical Ed was a required class and so was a form of exercise in those classes. At the HS level we did calisthenics, climb ropes, played softball, ran etc.

At some point phys ed became an elective or was done away with entirely.

Big mistake.


24 posted on 07/21/2012 7:08:12 AM PDT by beenaround
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