Admin Emeritus & Elite Member
- Jan 26, 2000
There are often two extremes presented, that the federal government is inherently evil and should have no power, and the other, where government is all wise and ought to "guide" is whether it legitimately is beneficent and the best option or not. For those people it has replaced religion as their opiate, defending dogma against all.Lets be real here, there is no shortage of people with peanut alleges who have a legitimate right to know what is in their food. I don't care is you use the word provide, protect, or whatever, IMHO its a legitimate function of government.
Then we can take another view, when our government regulates the marketplace, we don't want those regulations being too expensive and burdensome to implement. But bu GOD and garhottie, how much does it cost to print that ingredient list on a food label, when the food label will be on the bottle or can anyway?
I may be on of those lucky ones with almost known allergies, but I know quite a few not so lucky, so I don't think its burdensome to print a label. After all its a bit selfish to value my life and not value to lives of my friends, people I never met, and even people I don't like.
But this is expected behavior.