Facing jail time for talking about...a diet?!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by eflatminor, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. eflatminor

    eflatminor Classical Liberal

    May 24, 2011
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    Reason magazine gives us another example of central planners run amok, this time in North Carolina:

    Nutrition Blogger Steve Cooksey Could Spend 120 Days in Jail Just for Promoting ‘Paleo Diet’ | TheBlaze.com

    A guy writes about his experience with a well known diet in his blog and further, states clearly "“I am not a doctor, dietitian, nor nutritionist … in fact I have no medical training of any kind.”, but that's not good enough for the meddlers...they know what's best for everyone, don't ya know!

    Anyone from North Carolina care to defend the very existence of the 'North Carolina Board of Dietetics and Nutrition'? Should they have the power to demand "Unless Cooksey completely rewrites his 3-year-old blog, he could be sued by the licensing board. If he loses the lawsuit and refuses to take down the blog, he could face up to 120 days in jail"?

    How is this not cronyism, protectionist, and seriously offensive to any free thinking person? What am I missing?

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