“Ron, you are one of the most fun and laid back guys to be around, but when we bring up the Government you turn into a whole different person. Why is that?” I always respond with “Because the Government (No distinction between Republican or Democrat in my eyes) is always trying to steal from me or regulate something in my life. From the size of my toilet, to the Anti-Smoking Nazi’s, to people who believe it’s for the children, and of course the Food Nazi’s”
And speaking of the Food Nazi’s, it seems that a group of Pediatricians want to redesign the all American classic, the Hot Dog. For what reason you ask? Because, wait for it…It’s for the children
From the article..”We know what shape, sizes and consistencies pose the greatest risk for choking in children and whenever possible food manufacturers should design foods to avoid those characteristics, or redesign existing foods when possible, to change those characteristics to reduce the choking risk,” said Dr. Gary Smith, immediate-past chairman of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention and lead author of the organization’s new policy statement on preventing choking.
Now, who doesn’t want children choking on hot dogs? This is why man created forks and knives to cut food that would not choke you to death. Do children die from choking on foods? Yes. And as parents they take ever precaution they can to prevent this. Parents, is the key word here.
And whose ear does this group of Pediatricians have? The Almighty F.D.A.
“The FDA is concerned about the deaths and serious injuries caused by choking,” said agency spokeswoman Rita Chappelle. “We will also continue to consult with the Consumer Product Safety Commission on assessing choking hazards associated with food and take action against food products that are ‘unfit for food’ on a case-by-case basis.”
There you have it friends. Your Government wants (and will) to regulate the size of your hot dogs. So, my friends who ask me why I turn into a different person when it comes to speaking about the Government, this is why.
Who want’s to start the “Hot Dog Black Market” with me?
h/t Wendy McElroy