Big Brother Still Watching… and Still Hungry

Barb Wire

If you think Big Government has reached a point of satiation, when it comes to devouring individual liberty, please think again.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, an agency of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, has issued a report that calls for (I quote from the report by Free Beacon) “adoption of plant-based diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity ‘interventionists’ at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.”

Wow! A bold stroke aimed at instantly wiping out adulthood in America and reducing us all to infancy.

So, let’s see… They propose to force us to become vegetarians, depriving the human brain of much-needed protein; to take away our desserts; to have government busybodies hover over us at work to make sure we don’t sneak a Coke or a bag of Fritos; and to use our “smart” TVs to spy on us.

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Gee, what are they gonna do if they decide we watch too much TV? Send us to bed early? Order us to knock off fifty pushups?

I don’t know about you, but they’ll have to pry my White Castles from my cold, dead fingers.

Now I’m pretty sure the Constitution–the law of the land, ha, ha!–does not give the federal government the power to tell us what to eat, tell us what we can’t eat, or let some nasty little douche bag of a bureaucrat order us to get off the couch and run around the block. Powers not expressly granted to the central government, says the 10th Amendment, are reserved to the states or to the people. But then who bothers with actual laws, these days?

What is it about the “progressive” mind that fills it with a burning lust to control other people and interfere with their lives? Oh, well, I guess it’s all part of that “fundamental transformation” of America that President *Batteries Not Included promised us.

Make no mistake about it, brethren: these persons are servants of Satan and they mean us harm.

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Lee Duigon
Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on

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