Cambridge, MA is hopping on the "food police" bandwagon, and is seeking a soda ban in all restaurants in the city.
After all the condemnation directed at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his soft drink ban, you would think the Cambridge city elders wouldn't be stupid enough to wade into this issue.
But, of course, they are liberals, who love nothing more than telling other folks how to live their lives. They just can't help themselves.
According to Monday's resolution, the City Council is proposing a total prohibition on all sugary beverages in eateries, going even further Bloomberg's law. Hopefully, small businesses in Cambridge will vocalize their opposition to this ridiculous plan.
It's sad to see so many overweight young people these days, but healthy habits should be taught in the home. Not to mention, unlike the billionaire Bloomberg, not everyone can afford to eat a refined diet.
If the soda ban is enacted, people will just start frequenting eateries in other towns in the area. Besides alcoholic beverages, what else can people drink with their meals?
Ironically, the politician behind the soda ban, Mayor Henrietta Davis, is not exactly Kate Moss, and could stand to shed a few pounds.
The city is the home to Harvard University, and became a focal point for race relations in 2009, when black Professor Henry Louis Gates got into an altercation with a white police officer.