July 26th, 2008
I was just reading about California banning the sale of trans-fats on Digg and I was shocked to see the majority of the comments were against it. The commentators were claiming it infringes on their rights and they didn't want the government babysitting them. Now I hate to lump people into groups, but this is classic Libertarian thinking and its pretty naive of them. Trans-fat are a public health hazard that have been linked to coronary heart disease. They only exist because they're cheap. They're like the food equivalent to asbestos, but I'm sure that group would defend their right to buy that crap too. I remember when Digg was geeky, but now it seems to be home to a bunch of political extremists and that just plan sucks.