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...f the freedom to make important and personal decisions is taken away history indicates that there is a possibility of the obesity epidemic getting even more out of hand. This is why as a free country the public cannot support the government moving to control the important individual choices that are made each day, even if they are not the healthiest. The best way to help obesity is to arm the public with the greatest weapon. Arm them with the weapon of knowledge, so that instead of controlling what consumers buy, give them the knowledge to consume smarter. There is an old saying “you can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink”. The government could replace every McDonald’s with a My Fit Foods, but would that really make the public anymore willing to choose an apple over a hamburger. As a country, we the people should accept nothing less than freedom.
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