The current efforts to legislate warning labels on soda by the State of California, San Francisco, and other localities are weird and wrong.
The science is correct. Yes, soda is one of the worst foods that are commonly available, and not just because of the extreme amounts of sugar. Yes, the sugar in soda can facilitate obesity, diabetes and heart disease, The phosphoric acid in soda is a danger to bone and dental health, and kidney function. OK, soda is bad. But diet soda is a far greater health hazard. Like excess sugar, diet soda consumption can lead to obesity and diabetes. It is also linked to mood disorders, increased seizure risk, hearing and visual problems, and, possibly, increased cancer risk. The governments of the state of California and the cities of San Francisco and Berkeley believe that soda poses a danger to the health of the public. No argument there. They are correct. But there are two other issues to be considered.
Government tyranny over individual choice
Does government have the right to tell people how to live, how to be healthy? I think not. Thomas Jefferson said “When the government tell people what foods to eat and what medicines to take, their bodies will in as sad a shape as the souls of those who live under tyranny.” Indeed, this action against soda manufacturers, sellers and consumers, while well-meaning and scientifically correct, is tyrannical. Speaking of tyranny and health matters, the State of California seems to have no problems creating and enforcing laws that restrict liberty in regards to health matters. The government feels its fine to attack soda, sugar, etc., but, at the same time, it forces parents to get their own children vaccinated, against their will and personal judgment. Talk about danger to health? It is indisputable fact that vaccines contain neuro- and immunotoxins, and that the very process of vaccination short-circuits normal immune processes.
Governmental overstep in vaccination mandates
Whether you can accept the link between the extreme number of forced childhood vaccinations with the epidemic (amongst children) of autism, Type I diabetes, learning disabilities, Crohn’s Disease, etc., it is nonsensical to deny and dismiss the possibility. How can anyone trust the power and the alleged scientific expertise and judgment of a government who cannot even maintain the roads? Some of the potholes are so big that auto accidents can and do occur. This is a health hazard! Your government can’t handle the simplest of their obligations properly. Yet, you think they can comprehend the complexities of health and disease, and then force you to their conclusions? This is wrong!
Dr. Harte has been serving Marin and the San Francisco Bay Area with classic Chiropractic since 1981.
Don Harte, D.C.
Liberator of Innate
Corte Madera, CA
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