I tried to keep civil and I just couldn’t do it.
Dear Mr. Mayhall,
Thank you for your very interesting proposition in the bill you have introduced with the intent to ban the obese from eating in public. Your concern for the public health is touching, and while there are infinitely better solutions, you are drawing attention to a serious issue: the serious misinformation floating around about obesity and how obesity happens that truly well-intentioned government officials like yourself are swallowing wholesale.
May I suggest first you spend time reading up on the FDA’s recent findings on obesity, and also that you actively seek researchers on the matter who are not part of your personal network from Big Pharmaceuticals. Given the pharmaceuticals frequent and flagrant manipulations of public policy, most can pretty much see your real motivation for this bill, and I’m eager to see what the next miracle drug one of your associates has come up with and what dreadful dehumanizing side effects and deaths THAT will result in. Your industry sector has nothing on concentration camps when it comes to creativity.
Instead, may I suggest:
* Reform physical education in schools. Require it daily.
* Intervene on the vast majority of corporations that place excess demands on the time and privacy of their employees; more and more corporations force employees to break basic work laws, eat at their desks, and often leave them too drained to engage in any exercise program
* Healthy lunches in schools – institute actual fresh vegetables that are NOT grains, and ban anything deep fried
* “Adult” playgrounds; if you’re serious about reducing public obesity, publicly funded workout areas could go a long way in improving the issue
* Allowing exercise classes to be tax deductible as a form of preventative health care
* Doing a little something about the health care situation – say, making it affordable to EVERYONE and not just the people you like, would also go a long way towards improving the situation
I am sorry that you are so offended by fat people that you think we should not be allowed out in public; the females among us would all be very busy trying to be thin and attractive for you but you are not nearly as important as you think you are. Besides, I’ve seen your picture – I’m not so sure I’d like seeing you in public, either.
Thank you for this bill. I knew those of us women who refuse to starve ourselves stupid and controllable had one heck of a backlash coming from your sort, and now here it is.