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Four Loko tacos and Libertarian Cooking Ideas
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Former MTV VJ Kennedy discusses Libertarian inspired cooking dishes.
“Four Loko is truly vile to drink," admits Baylen Linnekin, executive director of Keep Food Legal, "but I'm not the arbiter of taste and neither should the government."

Be it unpasteurized, caffeinated, or sodium-enriched, government inevitably finds excuse to regulate and even ban food and drink that they say risk public health or safety. Keep Food Legal fights to keep the nanny state from ossifying the American palette by promoting people's right to grow, cook, and consume the edibles of their choosing.

Kennedy dished with Linnekin about Big Government threats to culinary versatility, over some delicious and illegal Four Loko tacos cooked up by Linnekin himself.”

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sebekm commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 15:16 PM

They should have washed it all down with some illegal raw milk from Maryland...

LibertyDrum commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 15:22 PM

I’m not familiar with the Maryland incident with raw milk; maybe you can post a link.

However, I am familiar with the raw milk case in California (surprise, surprise)

Rawesome Raid: Federal Agents Arrest Owner, Dump Food

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08...

sebekm commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 15:23 PM
sebekm commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 15:26 PM

(....but I misspoke - in a recent story, Marylanders were the BUYERS of raw milk from PA; however, it IS also illegal to produce raw milk in MD.)

LibertyDrum commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 15:33 PM

Oh wow, it's interesting you mention an Amish farmer in your article. Again, being from PA (there seems to be a trend) the Amish have never been bogged down by bureaucratic rule. There has been the occasional attempt to trounce on their 1st amendment right, but the courts usually protect them.

Still, it just goes to show (if Prohibition has taught us anything) NO LAW will ever ban peoples behavior. As long as there is a buyer, there will be a seller.

gacpl commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 17:26 PM

the problem with Four Loko was the perfect storm of caffeine and alcohol. the caffeine shields the body from the alcohol build up until the alcohol level is high enough to be fatal in some cases. in most cases i don't agree with the government messing with products. but when a product is targeted to college kids, and college kids are being hurt and in some cases killed by it. the government need to act to protect our kids. after all we are not there with them at their college to do it every weekend. i know they will still drink and party and such. but with most drinks the effects are noticeable before it is too late. not so with this product.

gacpl commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 17:26 PM

the problem with Four Loko was the perfect storm of caffeine and alcohol. the caffeine shields the body from the alcohol build up until the alcohol level is high enough to be fatal in some cases. in most cases i don't agree with the government messing with products. but when a product is targeted to college kids, and college kids are being hurt and in some cases killed by it. the government need to act to protect our kids. after all we are not there with them at their college to do it every weekend. i know they will still drink and party and such. but with most drinks the effects are noticeable before it is too late. not so with this product.

gacpl commented on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 17:44 PM

sorry for the double post.

LibertyDrum commented on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 08:01 AM

Yes, I see your concern gacpl. But unintended consequences always set in with such legislation.

According to Article 1, Section 9 of the Constitution, it's forbidden to have a writ of attainder, or bill that targets a specific group or person of guilt without a judicial trial.

So, legally they must create an over reaching law that includes Four Loko. However, other companies would need to comply even if they were not making disgusting products. Hence the “one size fits all.”

Rather, the ideal solution would be, just what you've unintentionally did; explain why this product is not a good choice.

"the problem with Four Loko was the perfect storm of caffeine and alcohol..."

If prohibition has taught us anything, you can never keep a product out of people's hands as long as there’s demand. Rather, much like smoking, you need to explain why it's unhealthy and leave it to the individual to weigh the cost and benefits.

Iknowyou commented on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 08:26 AM

I had no idea raw milk was only legal for pet food in Georgia. I have consumed raw milk most of my life since we milked our own cow for years. I have a friend that still milks his own cow and I visit him about once a week for my raw milk fix.

gacpl commented on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 09:09 AM

it's illegal to sell raw milk in most states due to the the possibility of ecoli food poisoning. before the 1980s it wasn't around. but now it is a real risk.

LibertyDrum commented on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:12 PM

You couldn't get ecoli posioning before 1980?

sebekm commented on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:33 PM

"E. coli was first recognized as a cause of illness in 1982."

http://yourlife.usatoday.com/fitness-...

http://www.about-ecoli.com/

LibertyDrum commented on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 18:31 PM

Oh, so you COULD get e. Coli poisioning before 1980, you just wouldnt of know the name or cause. Interesting. Well like smoking, eating hamburgers and driving a car, you need to understand the risks and choose wisely.

gacpl commented on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 20:43 PM

it was first discovered in 1982.


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