We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The issue of salt seemed to link with our post on Woodrow Wilson and all of our routine posts about Brit Nanny-Fascism.
Just skim this Tierney piece on the salt "controvery" in the NYT. "Advocates" are promoting their dire data, and the other side is promoting their own - or debunking that of the advocates. (Reminiscent of global warming - and salt, like CO2, is essential to life on earth.)
My point, though, is that the assumption seems to be that if excess salt intake is bad for some small minority, then the government should regulate it. That's the technocratic, government-by-expert thing we have been seeing lately.
Is there anything the scientific technocrat busybodies don't want to control in my life?
Where is individual choice, individual responsibility, and freedom in the equation? Whence a government's power to determine the salt in my food?
Ummm no. How could imposing more regulations be an instrument of freedom?
it went out the window once people started to see frivolous lawsuits as a way to make a living. Not to mention as time goes on people become even bigger babies. "Those that would sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither" Benjamin Franklin. You're individual safety is your business alone. Even in most life or death situations theres no time for cops to come running to ur aid if u need protection.
and its the truth. People wanna either make easy money or bitch and complain because they hurt themselves or somthing because they simply werent thinking (eating McD's everyday, watch where ur stepping). Its because we've made life into such a rush, and the fact is you really dont have to use your brain much to be average in this society. So the second an accident happens we're appauled and we wanna blame someone else because the fact is, no one wants to actually live in this society.