Sometimes the Onion gets it exactly right. And it's funny too!
NEW YORK—Alarmed by the unhealthy choices they make every day, more
and more Americans are calling on the government to enact legislation
that will protect them from their own behavior.
government is finally starting to take some responsibility for the
effect my behavior has on others," said New York City resident Alec
Haverchuk, 44, who is prohibited by law from smoking in restaurants and
bars. "But we have a long way to go. I can still light up on city
streets and in the privacy of my own home. I mean, legislators
acknowledge that my cigarette smoke could give others cancer, but don't
they care about me, too?"
Seriously, what kind of cattle rancher lets the physical health of his herd degenerate? :P
"Nolite confidere in principibus"
~ Psalm 146:3