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Darrell Cody

Bloomberg and NY Council Spit In Freedom's Face. Ban On Large Soda Sale Passed.

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If you are not already active, involved with the Tea Party, get involved. Totalitarianism is made one step at a time. Obamacare mandate, SCOTUS ruling and now this:

New York OKs nation's first ban on super-sized sugary drinks

http://news.yahoo.com/york-oks-nations-first-ban-supersized-sugary-drinks-154425573--sector.html

Get active.

Find your local Tea Party here:

http://www.teapartypatriots.org/

Recommend Atlas Shrugged to everyone, and read the ARI's 'What Can I Do?' page:

http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=participate_arc_activism

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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
- Ben Franklin
Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
- James Madison

http://freedomprinci...-and-moral.html

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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
- Ben Franklin
Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
- James Madison

http://freedomprinci...-and-moral.html

It would seem people get the government they deserve.

ruveyn

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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
- Ben Franklin
Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
- James Madison

http://freedomprinci...-and-moral.html

It would seem people get the government they deserve.

ruveyn

Most of the people, not all of the people.

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Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.
- Ben Franklin
Is there no virtue among us? If there be not, we are in a wretched situation. No theoretical checks, no form of government, can render us secure. To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people, is a chimerical idea.
- James Madison

http://freedomprinci...-and-moral.html

It would seem people get the government they deserve.

ruveyn

Most of the people, not all of the people.

Well pointed out. Anyway - get active, everybody. Tea Party, etc.. Today. You, yes, you.

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Yup, it's by the book, alright. Target the less noble uses of freedom first to drive in the first wedge. It only gets easier from there.

Gradualism is specifically designed to conquer principle-less people who still follow moral rules of thumb descended from earlier times. Those rules prevent them from accepting obviously drastic or painful infringements on their freedom, but do nothing when the infringements don't feel important enough in the immediate sense. Unfortunately, when they do, the siege will have advanced too far to be stopped. That's one reason you need principles.

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Yup, it's by the book, alright. Target the less noble uses of freedom first to drive in the first wedge. It only gets easier from there.

Gradualism is specifically designed to conquer principle-less people who still follow moral rules of thumb descended from earlier times. Those rules prevent them from accepting obviously drastic or painful infringements on their freedom, but do nothing when the infringements don't feel important enough in the immediate sense. Unfortunately, when they do, the siege will have advanced too far to be stopped. That's one reason you need principles.

This is Prohibition Lite. I hope organized crime makes humongous cans of soft drinks available in "fizz easies"

ruveyn

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Yup, it's by the book, alright. Target the less noble uses of freedom first to drive in the first wedge. It only gets easier from there.

Gradualism is specifically designed to conquer principle-less people who still follow moral rules of thumb descended from earlier times. Those rules prevent them from accepting obviously drastic or painful infringements on their freedom, but do nothing when the infringements don't feel important enough in the immediate sense. Unfortunately, when they do, the siege will have advanced too far to be stopped. That's one reason you need principles.

This is Prohibition Lite. I hope organized crime makes humongous cans of soft drinks available in "fizz easies"

ruveyn

HAHA. Very good point. I can see Eric Holder and his gang breaking into a basement and smashing soda pop cans and barrels all over the place.

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YOu just know NYC 7-11s will be selling sugarless fountain sodas with simple sugar syrup in portion controlled packets on the side -- grab as many as you need, stir, enjoy!

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A few months ago, in July 2012, Concord MA became the first town in the country to ban the sale of bottled water.

... The Town of Concord received notice from the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Martha Coakley on Wednesday morning that the office has approved the ban of single-serving plastic water bottles in Concord under this year’s Town Meeting Article 32, making Concord the first town in the country to implement such a ban....

Hill’s primary concern all throughout her journey in trying to ban bottled water in single-serving plastic bottles has been concern for the environment. She believes even with recycling, plastic water bottles harm the environment by using fossil fuels and producing excess carbon dioxide emissions.

Both Hill and Appel want people in Concord not to think of this as a ban, but rather as a “transition to the tap.”...

Adriana Cohen, a Concord resident and vocal opponent of the ban, said on Wednesday she believes the ban takes away from a person’s right to choose and added she thinks the ban will polarize the town.

“Many Concord residents, business owners and physicians are against this over-reaching ban,” Cohen said. “Local government and special interest groups should not be dictating to residents what they can eat, drink and buy. Those are core civil liberties that should not be encroached. Especially in a free-market economy driven by consumer choice.”...

“We certainly hope people see what our intent was and still recognize that they have limitless opportunities for unlimited choice,” Appel said. “We were fine as a community before bottled water came on scene 20 years ago and we hope people realize there are still so many choices they can make and that this is just a very small thing.”

The Attorney General who approved the imposition is Martha Coakley, who lost "Kennedy's Senate seat" to Scott Brown in the special election a few years ago.

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