And The Clocks Struck Thirteen.

Here come the food police.

Big Brother has decided that your palate needs to be adjusted.

It’s all for your own good. You can’t stop on your own, because you are little and your will is weak.

The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease. The initiative, to be launched this year, would eventually lead to the first legal limits on the amount of salt allowed in food products.

The government intends to work with the food industry and health experts to reduce sodium gradually over a period of years to adjust the American palate to a less salty diet, according to FDA sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the initiative has not been formally announced.

I suppose they never thought that the people who need to eat less salt are those who need to eat less salt, and they can leave the rest of us alone. Or, I suppose they don’t realize people will put more salt on food if it isn’t up to their tastes.

When the government starts telling you what you can and cannot eat, that is the very definition of tyranny.

You have to buy their light bulbs, their appliances, your food now has to be approved by the government.

Our boa constrictor government tightens its grip.

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