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Washington's Nannies Go After America's Trans Fats
Investors.com ^ | November 11, 2013 | IBD Editorial

Posted on 11/11/2013 5:26:56 PM PST by jazusamo

Prohibition: Washington is moving to ban trans fats. The obvious question, of course, is what will it ban next? If it can outlaw trans fats, it can outlaw anything. Is taking away choice what we want government to do?

Trans fats, also called partially hydrogenated oils by many, have been in our foods for decades. These artificial fats help extend shelf life and in some cases simply make food taste better. Activists, though, tell us they're not healthy.

We're not going to debate the issue. The health concerns of trans fats are not the point.

But this is: Where does government get the raw power to ban trans fats, or any other substance that Americans voluntarily and peacefully ingest?

The list of food items that governments have banned or regulated to save Americans from themselves is growing.

New York, for instance, has targeted salt for termination and banned big sugary soft drinks before a court said no. San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted to run McDonald's Happy Meals out of town, while raw milk sellers are raided more than terrorist cells.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: choice; fda; foodpolice; freedom; health; nanniestate; nutrition; transfats
I've seen two other threads regarding this move to eliminate choice by nannie-staters and it should not be allowed to happen.

It's a big deal because of what they may do next.

1 posted on 11/11/2013 5:26:56 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Before the Volstead Act could be passed, the 18th Amendment had to be ratified, so that the government would have the power to ban alcohol.

When did the amendment pass giving the government the power to ban trans-fats?


2 posted on 11/11/2013 5:29:24 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: jazusamo

Also, when did the amendments pass that gave the power to the federal government to ban drugs, impose CAFE standards, mandate the purchase of insurance policies, pay for abortions, prohibit the states from banning abortion...

Wow. I must have slept through dozens of Constitutional amendments!


3 posted on 11/11/2013 5:32:03 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Arthur McGowan

I hear you and doubt with this administration they think they need an amendment.


4 posted on 11/11/2013 5:32:19 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
If the makers of trans fats greased enough palms in Washington trans fats would suddenly be discovered to be a health food.
5 posted on 11/11/2013 5:32:31 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: jazusamo
If the makers of trans fats greased enough palms in Washington trans fats would suddenly be discovered to be a health food.
6 posted on 11/11/2013 5:32:36 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: jazusamo
If the makers of trans fats greased enough palms in Washington trans fats would suddenly be discovered to be a health food.
7 posted on 11/11/2013 5:32:39 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: jazusamo
What a load of B.S.
We humans can eat almost any amount of food we want as long as we work it off. Read that as EXERCISE.
8 posted on 11/11/2013 5:34:47 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: jazusamo

Conservatives get accused of trying to control women’s uterus. Liberals want to control EVERYTHING else.


9 posted on 11/11/2013 5:34:51 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

10 posted on 11/11/2013 5:41:26 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo
Washington's Nannies Go After America's Trans Fats

THAT'S a perfect name for the Redskins....The Washington Nannies.

11 posted on 11/11/2013 5:42:20 PM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp.)
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To: jazusamo

IF the purpose is concern for the health of others, then regulate homosexuality for the same reasons.

Feds Spend $1.5 Million to Study Why Lesbians Are Fat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2996194/posts

AND

$2.7M Federal Study: Why Do Lesbians Have Higher ‘Risk for Hazardous Drinking’?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2998398/posts


12 posted on 11/11/2013 5:46:11 PM PST by NoLibZone (The bad news: Hillary Clinton will be the next President. The Good news: Our principles are intact.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL! That’d sure tick off a lot of fans:)


13 posted on 11/11/2013 5:46:59 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: Arthur McGowan

“When did the amendment pass giving the government the power to ban trans-fats?”

You can thank yet another faceless bureaucrat at a government alphabet agency. An agency formed so the Congress can shirk it’s responsibility to govern.


14 posted on 11/11/2013 5:55:14 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: jazusamo

Odd that the left considers killing an unborn baby a legitimate choice, but eating something with trans-fats is not.


15 posted on 11/11/2013 5:58:09 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Arthur McGowan; jazusamo; cloudmountain

one musn’t take your eyes from the real prize

they aim to ban people


16 posted on 11/11/2013 6:01:21 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Arthur McGowan

I love trans fats. My mommy died years ago. I don’t need a mommy. I am now seeking out trans fats. I hate obama and his fat butted wife. DON”T TELL ME WHAT TO DO!!


17 posted on 11/11/2013 6:03:04 PM PST by SADMILLIE (r)
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To: jazusamo

My grandparents used a huge glob of Crisco in EVERYTHING (up until it was reformulated in 2007, Crisco was essentially pure trans-fat) and they managed to live to 86 and 97 and neither died of a heart attack..


18 posted on 11/11/2013 6:07:54 PM PST by apillar
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To: jazusamo

They extend shelf life. If you want your populace hungry, weak and compliant, you certainly don’t want anything on the shelves that might extend human life.


19 posted on 11/11/2013 6:08:12 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: jazusamo
Best "righteous indignation" rant by any conservative ever offered by owner of EIB today!!!

Check it out! Rips all nannies a new one!!!

20 posted on 11/11/2013 6:09:07 PM PST by SierraWasp (Democrats these days are the "Glitches" in America's way of life and culture!!!)
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To: bigheadfred

so i died the other day and st peter asks me where did you get that doughnut


21 posted on 11/11/2013 6:09:56 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: jazusamo
The real objective of this is to instigate a food shortage. That's why so many Americans are on food stamps and the government can shut that off with a flick of it's finger.
22 posted on 11/11/2013 6:12:18 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: SierraWasp

I like, thanks.


23 posted on 11/11/2013 6:20:53 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

That’ll be nice, no trans fats in our diets, y’know, when the Iranian ICBMs start to hit. Thanks jazusamo.


24 posted on 11/11/2013 6:50:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: jazusamo

Trans fats are nasty things. I will not eat them, nor will I feed them to my kids. That stated, anything you want to eat is your business.


25 posted on 11/11/2013 7:21:34 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Good post, I couldn’t agree more and it’s especially not the nannie-staters business.


26 posted on 11/11/2013 7:28:47 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I agreed with you (all 3 times)


27 posted on 11/11/2013 9:33:10 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
If the makers of trans fats greased enough palms in Washington trans fats would suddenly be discovered to be a health food.

The health nuts are the ones who originally pushed for the use of trans fats.

28 posted on 11/12/2013 7:10:54 AM PST by Toddsterpatriot (Science is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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