While Bloomberg wants to ban large sodas, guess how many New York elementary schools met basic phys. ed. requirements?
Prohibiting things to adults is what we do to deal with adult behavior we don’t like. It’s a simple, politically-expedient, feel-good way of pretending to address a problem. Some people who do drugs get out of control? Ban drugs! Some people who are armed kill others? Ban guns! Whatever it is, abortion, fur, a movie, a song, leaf blowers, Wal-Mart, or medical marijuana dispensaries, somebody in America has a non-profit and a Facebook page dedicated to banning it. Except maybe the “Ban Facebook” people.