From Harford County Campaign for Liberty:
Fellow Harford County Resident,
Just before their summer vacation the Harford County Council quietly passed Bill 13-26, a bill to create a new “Healthy Community Planning Board.”
Now that the Council has reconvened, it will begin staffing this brand new advisory board with nine members who will immediately begin to research ways to implement the suggestions of the 2012 Obesity Task Force.
The bill’s sponsor, Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti, says this bill is about “creating partnerships and not at all about limiting the rights of the citizens.”
But any time the government thinks it knows best about how individuals should eat, drink, or live their lives, what do we get??
We get bans on 32 ounce drinks in New York City.
The government says: Too bad that it’s a hot day. You can only buy 3 cups, you’ll manage.
We get a proposal in California to replace all vending machine snacks in public spaces with only low sodium choices under 200 calories.
Would you like a bit of chocolate while you wait nervously at the hospital for your grandchild’s arrival?
Too bad – have some apple chips.
We get bills like that in North Carolina requiring every school to provide every child free breakfast, not just those who qualify for free and reduced meals, in the name of healthier eating.
And you thought our school budget was tight this year?!
Friends, our forefathers knew that it was imperative to limit the role of government, lest it become a weed choking out our individual rights as it spreads and swallows everything in its way.
When will the Harford County Council learn the importance of limited government?
The Harford County Obesity Task Force in 2012 called for the Harford County government to enact ‘incentive programs’ and use ‘policy decisions’ to influence the eating and health decisions of your family.
The Task Force advocated for ‘intervention’ in schools, workplaces, restaurants, food stores, day care centers, and public infrastructure to shift the decisions you make toward the decisions they want you to make.
It may sound non-threatening now, but that’s where it starts.
It starts with a new “Healthy Planning” Advisory Board. Where does it end?
Want to learn more about nanny state planning in Harford County and other local issues that are affecting your family already?
JOIN US on September 24th and the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 23 Newport Drive, Forest Hill, MD and visit our website at www.harfordliberty.org.
Steering Committee Member
Harford County Campaign for Liberty