Nanny County Bans Toys In Happy Meals

Essentially, they have taken the happy out of Happy Meals, and parents out of parenting

No toy for you, Junior.

Not if you live in unincorporated Santa Clara County, where the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ban restaurants from giving away toys with children’s meals that exceed set levels of calories, fat, salt and sugar.

Miguel Marquez, acting county counsel, states that this is well within their Eric Cartman authoriti, and Chicago is considering implementing the same law. Perhaps they can use the National Guard to enforce it.

The ordinance, which the board passed by a 3-2 vote, is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. The target is the fast-food industry and what critics call its practice of marketing unhealthful food to children and fueling an epidemic of obesity among the young.

Here’s an idea: have the little snowflakes go outside and get some exercise. Perhaps, instead of Indoctrination class in school, they can spend more time in the gym. Snowflake wants his/her toy.

“This ordinance breaks the link between unhealthy food and prizes,” said the law’s author, Supervisor Ken Yeager. “Obviously, toys in and of themselves do not make children obese. But it is unfair to parents and children to use toys to capture the tastes of children when they are young and get them hooked on eating high-sugar, high-fat foods early in life.”

“This ordinance breaks the link between parental rights and their children.” Fixed that for you, Ken.

“I don’t need politicians to tell me what I can and can’t buy for my kid,” said Chris Mackey, who bought his daughter, Cattie, a Kids Meal that included an “Iron Man 2” action figure. “We don’t come in here every day, and I don’t associate giving my daughter a toy with giving her bad food. This is a private matter between me and my child.”

Apparently, in Liberal World, you do. You do have to love when liberals/progressives pass these kinds of laws. They pitch a hissy fit over laws meant to actually protect the citizens of a State or the whole USA, such as, oh, I don’t know, the Arizona illegal immigrant law, but, are perfectly happy regulating actual citizens to death over happy meals. Where are the liberal pundits decrying this law as a civil rights violation?

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