July 18, 2024

Senate Now Telling Texans What to Eat


In a move that seems more appropriate in the big-government Mecca of New York City than on the open range in Texas, the state senate has passed a measure this week that would dictate to Texans what kind of food they can order at restaurants. 

Under a bill passed Friday by the Senate, restaurants across the state would be banned from cooking with oil that contains trans fat.

Many major fast-food chains and doughnut shops already have stopped using trans fat, said Sen. Eliot Shapleigh, D-El Paso, sponsor of the measure.

It’s hardly surprising that the bill was sponsored by a Democrat given the party’s natural tendency to inflict its help on innocent citizens, whether they want it or not.  Unbelievable.

That we don’t should be obvious to an observer of any intellect whatever.  See, we already have a foolproof – and I use that word with some specificity here – way to avoid food with trans fat in it.

How could a lone individual ever hoope to accomplish a miraculous feat that, according to Shapleigh and other Democrats, seems to require the legislative force of the state senate to achieve?

Simple:  Don’t frequent restaurants serving such fare. 

Lesson for the Texas Senate:  Free market solutions are always the best ones because there’s no dissonance between the solution and the people it’s being solved for.


Marc is a software developer, writer, and part-time political know-it-all who currently resides in Texas in the good ol' U.S.A.

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