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COLUMN: Gunter – Some people think they can run your life better than you

- June 17th, 2012

New prohibitionists should back off

by Lorne Gunter

Call them the Eat-Your- Peas Brigade or the Something- Must-Be-Doners, people so convinced of the superiority of their own moral compasses and lifestyles that they hector their fellow citizens — endlessly — on how to improve their habits. Increasingly the EYPBs and SMBDs also advocate laws and regulations to save us from our cravings and vices.

Chief among these holier-than- thou prigs is New York mayor Michael Bloomberg who two weeks ago proposed banning “supersized” soft drinks from his city’s restaurants, movie theatres and sports venues.

NEW PROHIBITIONISTS

Bloomberg and the other banners are the new Temperance Leaguers, the new Prohibitionists. Read more…