Filed under: Conservatism, Domestic Policy, Health Care, Liberalism, Politics, Pop Culture, Socialism | Tags: Food Police, Health, Political Correctness
The food-nazis have got their organic cotton, dye-free, carbon-neutral panties all in a bunch because Olympic gold-medal phenomenon, Michael Phelps, has signed a promotional deal with… Kellogg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes. Gasp!
Good for him!
It’s exactly the right message to send to kids.
Being healthy doesn’t mean you have to eat like a bird. Being healthy doesn’t mean a diet of brussel sprouts, rice cakes and tofu. Being healthy means you can eat whatever kinds of foods you want if they are a part of a balanced diet and if you get off your butt and move. The man eats 12,000 calories a day for crying out loud.
And he sends an even more important message to all Americans. When city councils and other bureaucratic busibodies are increasingly trying to legislate those choices for us, when socialized medicine threatens a great deal more of the same, Phelps message is right on the money… that this is still America, and you can still eat what you want, you can get physically active if you want, or you can be fat if you want. It is, at least for the time being, still up to you.
Let’s make sure it stays that way.
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