Bloomberg's control freak soda ban struck down by judge as 'fraught with capricious consequences'

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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(NaturalNews) It is the ultimate dream of socialist control freaks to dictate every detail of your life: what you eat, what you think, what you say and even whether you have the right to self defense. New York City Mayor Bloomberg tried to take his control freak power grab one step beyond all reason with a recent regulatory ban on large sodas. But not all sodas, mind you: diet sodas laced with toxic aspartame were perfectly acceptable to buy and sell in any quantity, according to Bloomberg. It was only the non-aspartame sodas that were targeted.

The ban was due to go into effect today, but a New York judge struck it down, describing the regulation as "fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences."

As reported in the Wall Street Journal, New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling wrote:

The simple reading of the rule leads to the earlier acknowledged uneven enforcement even within a particular city block, much less the city as a whole... the loopholes in this rule effectively defeat the state purpose of the rule.

Importantly, the judge ruled that the NYC government did not have the authority to ban legal items merely by claiming such a ban would "prevent chronic disease."

This decision may mark an end to Bloomberg's latest control freak ploy, but it is by no means an end to the great dream of leftists to dictate everything else in the lives of private citizens.

The false philosophy of the control freak left

"Giggling control freaks" are socialist-leaning collectivists who believe that only government is wise enough to dictate how people should lead their lives. The public has way too much freedom, they believe, and the solution to all the world's ills is to put a bunch of bureaucrats in charge of everything.

This is the core philosophy of collectivism, which says that all power, all firearms and all rights belong solely in the hands of government. Citizens are a "slave class" of workers, they believe, who should worship government while being told what to do every day of their lives.

The ultimate dream of people like Bloomberg is to have a nation of obedient slave workers who are completely disarmed, silenced into submission, and completely stripped of all rights granted under the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. All citizens are presumed to be guilty criminals while all government officials are presumed to be wise and all-powerful. Obedience is freedom, they claim, because the more you submit to government authority, the less you have to worry about making any real decisions in your life, thus you will be free to focus on other things such as making sure all the babies in your neighborhood take vaccine shots and drink fluoride.

The problem with the leftist philosophy that "government knows best" is that it presumes the existence of a superior class of human beings who are automatically smarter, wiser and more infallible than everyone else. It also assumes that good intentions automatically lead to good outcomes -- a complete fallacy.

In reality, government not only fails to attract people of great wisdom and intelligence; it actually tends to attract, at the highest levels, people with deep moral corruption, sociopathic selfishness and an incessant desire to rule over others. Government seems to attract the worst people of society, not the best. And so the ideas that stem from government tend to be the worst ideas, too: Criminalizing raw milk, banning large sodas but not diet sodas, bailing out wealthy investment banks with taxpayer money, treating veterans like absolute trash in the VA medical system, forcing all Americans to buy into a failed, corrupt and vastly overpriced health insurance scheme ("Obamacare"), and so on.

These are all very, very bad ideas, and they all come from people like Bloomberg: Giggling control freaks who want to run every detail of your life. The "giggle" part happens when you tell them true things like "the government is buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammo to be used domestically, inside the United States." Then wait for the giggle.

You can strike down the soda ban, but the insanity of Bloomberg will always return with another zany idea

Despite the fact that the New York state supreme court has ruled against Bloomberg's zany, control freak idea on large sodas, people like Bloomberg never seem to run out of ideas on new ways to control your life.

You can strike down crazy regulations in New York, but you can't strike down the crazy that bounces around inside Bloomberg's head. Just wait for him to come up with new regulations like:

• How many squares of toilet tissue you can use each time you go to the bathroom
• How many children you're allowed to have
• What kind of medicine you have to give your children (mandatory!)
• How many calories of food you're allowed to buy at the grocery store
• How many times you have to wash your hands each day (public safety!)
• How many exhalations you're allowed to take each day in order to regulate your personal CO2 emissions

... there is nothing that control freaks like Bloomberg think is beyond their regulatory reach, and the idea that people might live under a system of freedom rather than dictatorial government control is absolutely alien to them.

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About the author: Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

In addition to being the co-star of the popular GAIAM TV series called Secrets to Health, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

In 2013, Adams created the Natural News Forensic Food Laboratory, a research lab that analyzes common foods and supplements, reporting the results to the public. He is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

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