A Step Toward Foie Freedom

18 Sep 2006, Posted by Jennifer Iannolo in food

At last, somewhere, sanity prevails. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has signed a proposal to repeal the foie gras ban in his city, and for this I give him a standing ovation.

Daley sees the ridiculousness of the ban in the first place, calling it “the funniest law they [the Chicago legislature] ever passed,” and understands that not only does government have more important things to attend to, but it also must hold sacred our right to freedom of choice.

For those who continue to spout that foie gras banning doesn’t really matter because it’s merely a treat for the rich, their blindness prevents them from recognizing that such a violation of civil liberties should never be introduced on a legislative floor to begin with. Once the government starts to control what we are allowed to eat — not due to health reasons, but to matters of personal taste — we have begun our descent on the slippery slope of dictatorship.

I always did love Chicago. Helluva town.

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