"[...] what is certain is that nobody, however qualified, has the right to tell anybody else what they should be eating. Or drinking. President Sarkozy of France, a great man for jumping on a bandwagon, is proposing a tax on fizzy drinks. What about human rights? The idea that tax should be levied on “wrong” food and drinks smacks too closely of dictatorship. It is the inalienable right of every man and woman in a free society to go to hell in their own handcart, as long as nobody else gets hurt."Sentiments most of us would agree with but would have the health Nazis baying for Sir Terry to be stripped of his knighthood.
I suspect those very Nazis will be standing and cheering as a loving family have their children taken off them and adopted by a more rabid health zealot who, one supposes, do not have children of their own to bully into conformity and puritanism.
You will obey or suffer the consequences
Dundee's so-called "fat family" - who had two of their children taken away from them because they were so overweight - have denied in an exclusive interview with STV News that they ever "physically or mentally abused their children".In a bid to mask their true reasons the social workers at Dundee council said they were taking the family's kids away because of physical and mental cruelty, which the parents deny:
"The kids have their disagreements like brothers and sisters do and they have a wee kick or hit at each other.The social workers said that's not acceptable behaviour.I've still got scars from when me and my brother had a little disagreement, most of my pals on our street did.
"The people I know who I have asked if their kids fight - they all say yes too."
Of course, Dundee council said:
A spokesman for Dundee City Council said: "We cannot comment on individual cases."Nothing new there then. Read and watch a video with the family concerned here.
Some people may ask "Why talk about the problems of fat people and not smokers?" Well, as most of us bloggers that have a libertarian bent and call for the amendment of the smoking ban, and the removal of all future threats to smokers and their freedom2choose our priority, we cannot sit on our hands while overeaters and social drinkers are being giving the 'smokers blueprint' treatment by the bansterbators. I wish the drinkers and overweight people had fought for the rights of smokers but F2C, and many of the readers of this blog, are not vindictive and spiteful like the high and mighty that try to make us mend our ways, we are bigger than that.
And don't forget that taking kids away from smoking parents is on the cards, indeed they have made many inroads into that territory and the child abuse lie is emotively bandied about like confetti and labeling you as a child abuser is sound reason for these bastards to split up families by taking your kids away.