I was not aware that the need to control went further. You come across things in strange places. Montesquieu says,
“Whether it was from a republican spirit, or from. some other particular circumstance, sumptuary laws were made in Aragon, in the middle of the thirteenth century. James the First ordained that neither the king nor any of his subjects should have above two sorts of dishes at a meal, and that each dish should be dressed only one way, except it were game of their own killing.” (Kindle Highlight Location, 1805-1808)So it would seem that the need to control your fellow human beings also extended to food. Does that sound like some of the things we hear coming from the White House? Have you noticed the health laws about transfats, salt and sugar. We are still being told what to eat and how to eat it by the Progressive elites that know what is best for us.
Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat. The Spirit of Laws. Lonang Institute, www.lonang.com.
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I'm not for so many laws. I AM for very detailed labeling.ReplyDelete
I am finding the labels helpful but I resent the government requiring them. There are many small businesses that are crippled by these requirements. Imagine the cost to a small hamburger stand to test and label every item on their menu. I don't drink but I hear that a lost of small breweries are running into this problem now.Delete
Grace and peace.