It’s quite sad that individual liberty is so threatened by the Federal government and certain municipal leaders that this has to happen: Mississippi governor Phil Bryant is signing a bill that would – in principle, perhaps not in actual law (time will tell) – prevent municipalities from legislating what or how much people can eat.

Notice how the underlying principle of limited government has somehow been turned on it is head in recent decades. Whereas the Constitution is intended to prohibit government from doing ANYTHING NOT EXPLICITLY ALLOWED, modern politicians behave oppositely. They behave as if government can do anything it wants that isn’t explicitly forbidden.

The Mississippi governor gets it:

“It is simply not the role of government to micro-regulate citizens’ dietary decisions,” Bryant said in a statement, according to the Associated Press. “The responsibility for one’s personal health depends on individual choices about a proper diet and appropriate exercise.”

Senator Ivy gets it.

-JD Cross