“The Austin, Texas, city council will meet next Thursday to consider a resolution that could eventually ban ‘fast-food food restaurants from locating near areas that children frequent,'” reason.com reports. And not without reason. The report, I mean. The idea that another city council reckons it can regulate the restaurant trade to influence children’s diets is worthy of note—especially when the politicians proposing the putrid paternalism ply their perfidious plebianism in the right-thinking Lone Star State. Of course, we are talking about a Democratically-controlled council. But here’s the scary thing . . .
There’s a weird parallel between “fast food free zones” and a “gun free zone.” Lest we forget, the 1990 Gun-Free School Zones Act originated in Texas, in a roundabout way, courtesy Bush the Elder. In both cases, freedoms are surrendered “for the children.” So which comes first: the soup Nazis or the Nazi Nazis? Hard to tell.
Lest we forget, the Big Apple’s gun-grabbing Mayor almost managed to implement a large-sized soda ban (struck down by the courts). This in the city that has steadfastly refused to “allow” residents to exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms for decades. A coincidence? I think not.
Bottom line: the clown could well be the canary in the coal mine. When they came for my chicken nuggets, I said nothing. I didn’t eat chicken nuggets . . .