If I wanted a politician to legislate what I eat, I wouldn't live in the United States.
The suddenly trendy concept of banning foie gras seems to be gaining steam—now a New York City councilman is considering introducing a bill to ban the delicacy.
Aren't there more important issues for our elected representatives to be dealing with?
As for me, I like foie gras. If I didn't like it, I simply wouldn't buy it. That's as powerful a vote as any individual can, or needs, to make.
If you live in New York, you can contact your councilman today at www.nyccouncil.info/constituent. This Web site allows you to look up your personal district representatives and get their e-mail addresses and phone numbers.
As for the councilman who seems to have a little too much time on his hands, his name is Alan Gerson, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. His legislative office address is:
250 Broadway, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 788-7259
Fax: (212) 788-7727
If this issue affects you—in either way—I urge you to speak up. When politicians run unchecked, folly, disguised in the name of legislation, runs amok.