Saturday, January 26, 2008

Fwd: Fast Food Makes Me Wonder if I'm a Closet Conservative.

At work on Thursday we were talking about how New York City is going to require that calories be posted on restaurant menu's, including fast food.

My first response was, does the government really need to do that?

Perhaps my position is not as much conservative as much as a slight bit libertarian, but I feel that government regulation should be fairly minimal, and I also support the idea that states rights, and leaving some decisions up to states is valuable and worthwhile.

Perhaps there is such a thing as the United States as a federal entity where things are all the same, but if there is one thing that has been proven by this year's presidential primary process, it's that issues, their relevance to the electorate, and the state electorate's position vis a vis a candidate are:

different, state to state
require different approaches in different areas.

Is this constitutionalist, federalist, republican, or democrat?