Alternate headline: We don't think trans fats is what these guys had in mind
During a United Nations General Assembly summit on non-communicable diseases -- a discussion that included diet and eating habits -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said “governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option."
Speaking on the government's role in diet and health last week, Bloomberg told the UN General Assembly, “There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is ultimately government’s highest duty.”
We don't care what your political stripings are to be able to realize and appreciate what sort of misery government can afflict upon its people with a going-in position like Bloomberg's. No matter that he was speaking in the lowest common denominator form to the rest of the petty tyrants and thugs in that assembly.
There are powers only individuals can exercise, policies only individuals can mandate and enforce and results only individuals can achieve.
Which society do you want to live in?