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Obesity And Conservatives!

Obesity is a “Big” Problem for Conservatives

Anthony Lanzellotta
I was recently watching a documentary on HBO about obesity titled The Weight of the Nation. I was watching it with someone and this person was telling me that they would like to lose some weight. I supported their decision under the condition that it was something they wanted to do and not something they felt pressured into doing, because it was obvious to me that this person was inspired to say that due to the movie. I’m not going to argue against the point that obesity is bad for any individual because it is. I’m not even going to argue against the point that this country is facing an obesity problem because I’m not an expert on the statistics of this nation on obesity. I am, however, an expert on the liberal/statist mindset, which is the mindset of the ignorant or the liar.
This essay is not for those who want to argue statistics against liberals/statists; though, I am all for that. This essay is to help change the mindset of some conservatives/libertarians. I am referring to the mindset that conservatives/libertarians fall prey to all the time- the mindset that the opposition means well, so don’t get angry with them. That is where the fight is- the philosophy and mindset of the opposition, which is to take away your freedom of choice. It is not in the stats, as valid as they may be. Arguing against that mindset will allow us to stop them at every turn and not back down even under the smallest of battles. If I may paraphrase C.S. Lewis “I would rather live under robber barons than moral busy-bodies.” Lewis’ point was that people who do things for other people’s own well-being are the worst type, because they do so without shame and guilt, thus they will never stop no matter how much they torment others. This mindset can be challenged in every aspect of our lives- from the jerk at work who keeps looking out for your own best interest; to the politician or bureaucrat who enacts a policy for our own good.
One of the most powerful tools liberals utilize is fear. As a libertarian, I feel that fear and superstition are the greatest threats to liberty. When someone tells me to put that cheeseburger down because I may get fat and have a heart attack, I automatically reject their advice and attempt to educate them on the blessings of liberty, freedom of choice, and, most importantly, personal responsibility.
If I may give a little background information on myself- I am 5’11”. I am 28 years old. I weigh 235 pounds. I go to the gym (I run 7 mph for 30 minutes every time I go), play ice hockey, snowboard, and kayak. I typically wear pants that are size 36 or 38 around my waste. I also, once or twice a week, enjoy fattening food. The rest of the week I eat extremely healthy. I am not afraid of health risks because I know I have the capability of fixing or preventing them. This is the case with every issue liberals/statists try to push on us- that we, as individuals, have the capability of fixing our own problems.
Liberals/statists tout all kinds of stats to push their agenda on every issue. Whether it is obesity, global warming, poverty, taxes, etc. their limits know no bounds. All through the documentary there were all types of stats about being overweight and obese. With phrases like “we’re all in this together”, “this is a national problem”, and especially “governments are meant to solve problems that individuals can’t”, the implied solutions were government intervention at every level. One just has to look at a website that has news headlines to see the different tactics local, state, and federal officials are using to coerce people out of their liberty. Just look at what the Bloomberg administration is doing in New York City, the Board of Supervisors in San Francisco, and even the USDA with myplate.gov. I must say that everything Bloomberg is doing in New York really strikes a chord with me, being that I live so close to that city.
The best way, I feel to combat this epidemic that is liberalism is, most importantly, do not succumb to fear. We also must engage these people at every level; no matter how ignorant or thick-headed they are, for they must realize they cannot get away with being liberal. I just hope that conservatives/libertarians can win this fight before a cheeseburger with mayo becomes illegal all over this nation.

Anthony Lanzellotta


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