Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Kamala Harris: The Government Must Do More To Regulate Your Meat Consumption

Posted by M. C. on March 5, 2021

We need to regulate how much government consumes US

If you have been hearing a lot, lately, from the Mainstream Media about how much of a moderate and a centrist Kamala Harris is, take a look at this little gem in which she talks about how the State should and MUST regulate your meat consumption in order to fight man-made climate change.

“I mean, just to be perfectly honest with you, I love cheeseburgers from time to time. Right? I mean, I just do. But there has to be also what we do in terms of creating incentives of what we will eat in a healthy way, that we will encourage moderation, and that we will be educated about the effect of our eating habits on our environment. And we have to do a much better job of that. And the government has to do a much better job of that.”

This sounds a lot like Barack Obama’s “Regulatory Czar,” Cass Sunstein. If you are unfamiliar with the man, Sunstein is an academic who wrote the book called Nudge. Nudge’s entire premise is that you will have much less resistance from people if you “nudged” them in a certain direction rather than by mandating them to behave in a certain way.

A prime example from his book is vegetables. Telling people to eat more vegetables through regulations would lead to immediate and rock-solid resistance from a country whose roots are in fighting authoritarianism. What you need to do instead is “nudge” them in the right direction.

By making sugary foods more expensive through arbitrary taxation, the government is able to “nudge” the people into choosing the healthy alternatives. While vegetables might seem like a harmless example of the nudge principle, it gets a little bit more alarming when we are talking about education, healthcare, and manipulating the American people into supporting something that they otherwise would not.

Leading up to the passage of Obamacare, you could find all kinds of propaganda (nudging) coming from popular television shows, late night talk shows, professional athletes, and even blockbuster movies. The message was clear, people were dying because they couldn’t get Obamacare.

Through blatant propaganda and a lack of transparency, Barack Obama was able to pass his signature bill that neither he nor any member of Congress had read. The American people were “nudged” into supporting the bill through propaganda slipped into pop culture.

As it turned out, the ACA was an absolute disaster that raised everyone’s health insurance premiums except for those politicians that voted for it.

Harris’ plan to “nudge” people into healthier eating habits may just be indicative that she is not the centrist the Mainstream Media has been leading us to believe and that we could be seeing Obama 2.0 in a Biden-Harris Administration.

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