Americans are Unhealthy because...

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    After looking at all the numbers about how unhealthy Americans are and the call to action because we are so fat in this country I came to the conclusion that it really has nothing to do with one's own personal health but an effort to shape society to some desired outcome.

    I am sure many of us know people who's health is rated #1 when compared to the average citizen in other countries while we also know many who will be rated at #1000. That difference between #1 and #1000 is not the product of the collective will but a product of the individual choices that any one person can make over their own lives. The fault about why the average American is unhealthier than others in other countries is not the byproduct of a government program but is the dynamic outcome of people's individual choice over their own lives.

    We could eliminate free choice in favor of government control because "free choice" failed to produce the optimable results but to do so would remove one more element of control over our own lives. This is why the argument about free-enterprise or free-choice over ones own health should never be about results because do so always puts us in a race between ourselves and government and when we lose (such as is the case with an economic collapse or our butts get fatter) the government wins the debate and we lose another freedom.

    The truth is is that bad choices are inevitable whether they come from the government or from the individual but the right to make those choices are the cost of living in a free society. So, I would like to say that the reason why Americans are unhealthy is because we are executing the right over own lives and no matter what the outcome is that right can't be removed from us.
     
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    I can't believe I wasted my time actually reading this
     
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    Huh? Does this cranial diarrhea have a point?
     
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    I get it. All perfect society. Abort the crippled, be thin, don't smoke, don't be rich, get the government to parent you.
     
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    I have no idea what the OP is trying to say.
     
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    PS...we're fat because we eat too much. Food is cheap and plentiful, easily accessible, and continually advertised so when we see something that takes our fancy we can hop in our cars and drive around the corner and pick it up.

    I blame television. And cars.
     
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    I wonder when is being fat and unhealthy going to be an act of sedition... What a thought! :lol: Maybe you should start it, Misty ... provided you're fat and unhealthy enough. You might want to start with a box of Krispy Kreme's ... then you can move on to organizing the KFC sit-in ... Among the sponsors could definitely be Crisco, Cracker Barrel, etc ... Unlimited opportunities. You better act fast though ... heart attack can be a bitch.

    About that little anti-abortion reference above ... I'm sure it would be much more preferable to the likes of you to force a woman to carry a severely damaged fetus to term. And then tell her 'tough shit' when she can't afford paying for the extensive medical bills her child's sickness incurs.

    Try logic for a change ... you might find out not everything is so black and white after all ...
     
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    That's right. And we should off all the severely damaged poor people next.
    Then the ugly ones, then the ones who don't vote right, then, then, then...
     
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    When I was a kid, dinner consisted of a moderate portion of meat, with a vegetable, a serving of potato (or pasta), bread and a beverage. Now dinner is often three times as much meat, no vegetable and MAYBE some kind of deep fried potatoes.

    When I was a kid our meat wasn't raised full of steroids and antibiotics because it spent its life unable to move, standing in six inches of its own feces.

    I think the problem is more related to what I posted than what the OP posted.

    Doug
     
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    Not much meat on the table when I was a kid. And when they was no meat we ate fowl. And when they was no fowl we ate crawdad. And when they was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand.
     

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