There seems to be a competition among those who occupy the far-left wing of the Democrat Party to see whose ideas can inflict the most damage to the American principle of individual liberty. Perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the systematic attack on nutritional freedom.
In much the same way cigarettes have been demonized throughout recent decades, certain foods – specifically sugary drinks – are now seen as the scourge of humanity by many radical leftists.
With Michelle Obama’s strict nutritional guidelines for public schools, proposals to ban sodas of a certain size, and California’s recent law mandating warning labels on such beverages, it is clear that many activists have joined in on the effort to destroy the soft drink industry.
Not to be outdone, Connecticut Democrat Rep. Rosa DeLauro recently announced her intention to propose a federal tax on those who choose to consume any sugary product she deems objectionable.
She confirmed she is “working on legislation right now to tax sugar-sweetened drinks, like sodas, in a way that reflects the serious damage they are doing to our health.”
She made the announcement during the recent ‘National Soda Summit,’ which was coordinated by the far-left Center For Science In The Public Interest.
Last year, the organization issued a press release in which it described sodas as a “ruthlessly efficient bioweapon” it deemed “unfit for regular human consumption.”
DeLauro apparently agrees, citing what seems to be an irrelevant link between soda prices and the consumer cost of other foods.
“When a two-liter cola is 99 cents and blueberries are over three dollars,” she asserted, “something has gone very wrong.”
In response, she wants to make sodas less affordable instead of working to lower the price of fresh fruits.
“It is long past time that we pass and support policies that work to our better health instead,” she contended.
The proposal is set to be introduced within a few weeks, she confirmed. The move is an apparent follow-up to her vocal support of a similar initiative in 2012.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom