Jonathon Seidl at The Blaze reports:
A Utah high school is learning the hard way that the government is serious about nudging students away from food it doesn’t want them to consume. Davis High School in the Salt Lake City area is having to fork over a whopping $15,000 in fines to the Feds because it accidentally sold soda through a vending machine during lunch.
Federal law requires the school to turn off its soda machines during the lunch period, which is 47 minutes a day. And Davis High school did turn off the machines in the lunch room. However, the school didn‘t realize that there was another machine in the school bookstore that wasn’t being turned off. And when the food police realized it, the school was hit with a $0.75 fine per student for the duration of the offense.
Now the school is going to have to cut money to fine arts programs to make up the cost.
This one's for the "keep your laws off my body!!!" crowd. Why do I say this? Because that's how illiberals debate the abortion issue: "My body, my choice!!!" they shout in self-righteous indignation. Maybe they shout it so loud so as to drown out the sound of the tiny living heart beating inside them, but anyway isn't it funny that for the same illiberals, "my body, my choice!!!" doesn't seem to apply to busybody leftist food fascists fining schools in Utah, banning Happy Meals in San Francisco, or outlawing trans-fats and salt in New York City.
You're hypocrites, all of you.
This is what happens when the federal government gets drunk on its own power. Now ask yourself: Did you vote for this and, more importantly, will you again?