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The Fat Police

A sugary slope.

11:05 AM, Jun 7, 2012 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
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The SEA’s public information office will fill the airways with PSAs and, who knows, one of the networks may come up with a red hot series about a pair of SEA agents, one of whom is a laconic tough guy and the other a red-hot babe who can shoot the eyes out of a gnat with her Glock. The show will follow their thrilling adventures as they infiltrate and break up underground sugar cartels moving Nehi across state lines in the dead of night.

There is, of course, no end to it. One can legitimize all manner of state intrusions by arguing that the public health is thereby advanced and, therefore, money is saved. We have plenty of them, already. But the safety and health totalitarians will never be satisfied. Not, anyway, until they have rendered life in what was formerly the land of the free into something that is safe, supervised, sanitary, and boringly long.

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