Mississippi may have the highest obesity rate in the nation, but that won’t stop them from thumbing their nose at The Man and protecting their freedom to gorge themselves.
A bill now on the governor’s desk would bar counties and towns from enacting rules that require calorie counts to be posted, that cap portion sizes, or that keep toys out of kids’ meals. “The Anti-Bloomberg Bill” garnered wide bipartisan support in both chambers of the legislature in a state where one in three adults is obese, the highest rate in the nation.
The bill is expected to be signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, a Republican. It was the subject of intense lobbying by groups including the restaurant association, the small business and beverage group, and the chicken farmers’ lobby.
They may take our lives with type 2 diabetes, but they’ll never take our freedom?
As far as I know, a cap on portion sizes and a ban on toys wasn’t a serious threat in the state of Mississippi anyway, especially not as dictated by Michael Bloomberg, but I suppose we should preemptively nullify any such law. You know, just like we should preemptively nullify gun control laws that don’t exist yet. Because our freedoms may be infringed.