Are extensive food regulations really the answer to fighting the expanding obesity problem here in America? No pun intended. History would tell us no, at least as far as being able to judge how a government lock down on a socially accepted substance goes over with the general public. Studies on Prohibition speak volumes on how a society used to personal freedoms reacts to government control laws. People who wanted to drink alcohol found ways to do so, whether it was by making their own or buying it through illegal means. In the end, most Americans, politicians included, realized that Prohibition more than likely generated more problems than it solved. It certainly seems that we’re headed into another type of “political experiment”, what with ongoing government efforts to control America’s waistband via attempts at food and soda taxation or portion control laws. Do Americans recognize that we as a society have a definite problem with obesity in our country? Yes. Do we want a handful of food activists and government officials dictating to us what we should or shouldn’t, will or won’t drink or eat? No. Ask us what we want and we’ll tell you. The freedom to make our own choices and deal with the consequences, good or bad.