Whether you care for soda or not, you should have been watching carefully the progress of New York Mayer Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large soft drink servings. Why? Because if allowed to continue it would most certainly have created a domino affect across the country where more and more bureaucrats would feel confident to overstep their authority by limiting or banning perfectly legal substances “because they know what is best for all of us”. Earlier this week a New York State Supreme Court Judge found that Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban was illegal, calling it “arbitrary and capricious”. Even many of those who have made it their mission to promote healthy eating agreed that while Bloomberg’s ban on large sodas was perhaps well intentioned, it never the less would amount to nothing more than the outlawing of people’s liberty. There are better ways to promote healthy living than the removal of a person’s right to choose. Where do we draw the line when it comes to food and drink bans and prohibitions? If we start with sodas, do when then move on to what is normally found served along side the soda? Hot dogs, cheese covered nachos, candy bars, butter slathered popcorn - are these all next on the foods that shall not be offered list?