Freedom to buy a happy meal should at least be as important as freedom to ride a Harley in black leather

I'm not a big fan of government regulations, wherever they may be, but I do smell a strong odor of hypocrisy in San Francisco liberals whose biggest parades feature dykes on bikes and preach freedom of expression and "freedom to marry".  "If you don't like gay marriage, don't do it", they might say.

That freedom doesn't extend to families meal choices.  They are banning the happy meal.  "If you don't like happy meals, don't eat them", I would reply.  My reply would fall on deaf ears. Maybe its because, as NPR reports, that San Francisco has the lowest population of kids per capita of any big city in America.

Parents are fed up.  A city survey found a whopping 44% of parents with preschool kids say they plan to leave within the next three years.  Via IBD:

When it comes to the increasing sex, violence and profanity in entertainment media, the social libertines are indifferent. They insist that children will hardly be warped or ruined by the media they consume. They chortle at the paranoia of Hollywood critics. Their mantra: If you don't like it, just turn the channel.

But if the issue isn't indecency, but instead, say, obesity, so many of those titans of "tolerance" suddenly become the censors. Behold San Francisco, the paradise of permissive sexual attitudes. The city council may welcome flowers in your hair, but they have just voted to ban "Happy Meal" toys unless the "happy" menu is low in fat and sodium, and includes fruits and vegetables.

NPR on why everyone with kids is planning to leave
How socialized medicine justifies a happy meal ban


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