What You Eat Is Your Business By Radley Balko Essay

768 Words Feb 29th, 2016 4 Pages
Summary #2 In the article “What You Eat Is Your Business”, written by Radley Balko emphasizes how important is it to have personal responsibility when it comes to deciding what you are going to fuel your body with. He insists that the government should never be the ones making the choices for consumers and that people need to step up and do whats right for themselves. Explaining in detail that promoting anti obesity initiatives, removing junk food from sources, and making food labels mandatory is getting the government too involved with you and your health. It doesn’t seem fair that an individuals well being and choices should be taking care under public health simply because they can’t do what is best for them. One of Balko’s points is that American’s health care system is moving towards more of a socialism outlook because people are less responsible for health and more responsible of others. The law makers are now to let other pay for peoples medication this proves that we are letting our own health be taken out of our own hands and into someone else’s. Adding onto another point Balko believes that heading down this road may lead to more federal restrictions on consumers choice and civil liberties while he continues to advocate in his writing that obesity should be removed from “public health” because making bad choices on what you consume should not affect anyone else but yourself, and he states it only become a public problem when the public is forced to pay for…

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