Sunday, February 3, 2008

Nazi Tactics Against the Obese in Mississippi

A short lesson in government. The representatives and senators in the State and Federal Government are your own elected officials, there to serve you, their constituency. It is up to you to pay attention to what these elected officials are up to once they take their oath of office.

There's a lesson to be learned in the state of Mississippi as three representatives, two Republicans and one Democrat, have introduced a bill which would make it illegal for restaurants or cafes with over seating over five to serve anyone who is obese.

In essence, making it illegal to serve "fat" people based on a government chart. "Health" Inspectors will be sent to eating establishments to ensure the establishment follows the law or the establishment can be closed down or fined. The first step in publicly shunning the fat person, turning them way with "shame." The food establishment caught in the middle.

The men who would use their state government to publicly shame the overweight:

Mississippi Democrat Representative Bobby Shows

Legislative Experience:

University of Southern Mississippi


Committee Membership:
· Agriculture
· Forestry
· Transportation
· Ways and Means

Republican John Read

Legislative Experience:

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
North East Louisiana University


Committee Membership:
· Appropriations
· Conservation and Water Resources
· Fees and Salaries of Public Officers
· Public Health and Human Services
· Rules

Republican W. T Mayhall, Jr.

Republican WT Mayhall, Jr., District 40, Desoto, Mississippi
Legislative Experience:

University of Memphis
Northwestern University

Retired Pharmaceutical Sales

Committee Membership:
· Agriculture
· Conservation and Water Resources
· Judiciary B
· Judiciary En Banc
· Marine Resources

House Bill 282, introduced by Show, Mayhill, Jr., and Read in the 2008 session in Mississippi.

"An act to prohibit certain food establishments from serving food to anyone who is obese, based on criteria prescribed by the State Department of Health; to direct the department to prepare written materials that describe and explain the criteria for determining whether a person is obese and provide those materials to the food establishments ; to direct the departments to monitor the food establishments for compliance with the provisions of this act; and for related purposes."

These men, with their bill, have bitchslapped every overweight voter who voted for them, every campaign dollar sent to them, every overweight person who pay taxes. Someone's mother, father, child or a tourist from out of state who is over the official "government" chart.

These men have overstepped their role as a representative by attempting to shun the "obese."

No studies have shown second-hand obesity to be dangerous to the general public. People are obese for a variety of reasons but to publicly shun and turn away overweight people is ugly and cruel.

We can write our outrage here on the pages of DBKP but it is the citizens of Mississippi who must step up to the plate and vote these men out of office, form a recall, do whatever it takes.

Criminalizing weight is a nazi tactic, pure and simple, no matter what reason or reasons given. The fact that these men believe they are introducing this bill for the "good" of Mississippi is "telling."

This is bill is not in the best interests of anyone other than a bloated bureaucracy of brownshirts marching into eateries with weight scales in hand.

Don't let your individuals rights slip away Mississippians.

Vote the bastards out. They are attempting to teach the "obese" a lesson. Time to teach these bastards a lesson in civics.

Overstep your bounds and you're out of here!


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