This thread will be written for the US but feel free to comment on an international level.
So as far as I know we have laws that protect people from themselves…ie Suicide is illegal, drugs that are bad for health and or society like Crack or Heroin are illegal. I’m guessing the root for these laws is so we have a healthier more productive society.
It is my opinion that the government should set up offices where every 6 months you have to go in to get a health review. Using your age, body fat percentage and cholesterol level you will be given a health rating. This health rating will be put on your license like the rest of your information.
Stores and eateries will then check ID when people want to buy unhealthy food. If you have a high enough rating you are allowed to eat the 2 donuts and coffee for breakfast. If you are fat and unhealthy you have to eat the oatmeal and fresh fruit.
If we have that foundation of law to protect people from themselves I think we should start applying that to people’s diet and health.
I was in the mall today and went to the bathroom. There was a man probably late fifties with one of those power scooter wheel chair things. While I was performing my bathroom duties I felt bad for him as that must be a hassle to go in public bathrooms. But then he gets up out of the stall and sits back down in his chair. So now I realize he isn’t handicapped, he’s just so fat and lazy he uses a scooter to get around.
Now I just ordered my lunch which was a half sandwich and soup, when the fat tank rolls up behind me in line. As I’m waiting for my food I hear him ask for 1 dozen of the double chocolate cookies. I almost lost it and grabbed the cane of the back of his scooter and gave him an old fashion beating. It literally made me sick and totally disgusted. I was basically watching a pathetic man kill himself. He’s so fat an unhealthy he has to scoot around places, and he’s ordering more cookies. I would relate this to watching a rail thin heroin junkie shoot up in front of me and then pass out in his own crap.
Ok, that is a summation of why I feel this law needs to be put in place.