Speaking of loss of freedom to the government, from The Washington Post:
"The Food and Drug Administration is planning an unprecedented effort to gradually reduce the salt consumed each day by Americans, saying that less sodium in everything from soup to nuts would prevent thousands of deaths from hypertension and heart disease."
Ohhhh. They are doing it for our own good! That makes it all better! But how in hell did we survive as a nation for hundreds of years without the FDA regulating how much salt we can consume? Here, government, here boy! Take some more of our freedoms away. That's it. Good doggie. And if we resist? The next argument will be the cost that could be saved by government healthcare if we cut people of [salt, booze, cigarettes, fat, you name it, just fill in the blank].
Meanwhile the stupid citizens smile and look the other way. Nothing to see here.
Freedom? Freedom is over-rated: You people are just too damn stupid to make up your own minds about how much salt to ingest. We are here from the Government and we are here to help!