Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Because I Said So

San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city.

They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.

Now, don't get me wrong. I'm all for healthier options, but as it stands, they are out there already. If I've got an hour for lunch and I want to eat something nutritious, my first instinct is not to go to McDonalds (or for all you Texans Whataburger). Even if I do, for the sake of the argument, most fast food establishments and local eateries have healthier options already soup/salads etc. It's about knowing the facts behind what you eat and the willingness to pass up chips and salsa or the enchilada plate for a salad with light ranch. Either way, that is the choice of the patron not the restaurant or the government.

And since when did it become okay for government to attempt to regulate what restaurants serve? Talk about government intervention in the every day lives of citizens. As both a conservative AND a San Antonian I am beyond appalled and disgusted by this blatant display of governmental bullying and preying on the local small businesses in order to appear to take a stand on a liberal political issue. And please note, I stated appalled, not surprised. After all, it is Julian Castro who is governing our local sector. How much can you really expect from twin brother's who were raised on the 'south side' of San Antonio by a mother who was the founding member of La Raza Unida in SA, but yet in all her political indoctrination, she failed to teach her boys Spanish. So much for the "united race". Way to go Rosie.

The country has gone so far left, that it is now acceptable to tolerate this type of behavior from our representatives...and in my own beloved Red State no less!

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