Soda Jerks, or, Prohibition Mark II

First New York, now Cambridge, Massachusetts. The home of Harvard University, Ground Zero of America’s know-better class, is thinking about banning all soda in all restaurants, with a City Council resolution having been passed asking “that the City Manager be and hereby is requested to refer the matter of a ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants to the Cambridge Public Health Department for a recommendation.”

This is, in a word, insane, and we can only hope that this is laughed out of town. The whole thing reminds me of the late, great William F Buckley’s line that he would “sooner live in a society governed by the first two thousand names in the Boston telephone directory than in a society governed by the two thousand faculty members of Harvard University.” Or, I think he would hasten to add, Harvard’s local government.

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One Response to Soda Jerks, or, Prohibition Mark II

  1. The council resolution actually seems like they are trying to be one up on NYC.

    “WHEREAS….blah, blah…sugar…blah, blah…obesity…and WHEREAS New York, blah, blah…
    now therefore be it ORDERED that the City Manager be and hereby is requested to refer the matter of a ban on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages in restaurants to the Cambridge Public Health Department for a recommendation.”

    Idiots.

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