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This is a disturbing article in Daily Finance about McDonalds.  Apparently over 500 busybodies with little better to do have signed a letter to McDonalds saying this:

McDonald’s (MCD) got a letter from 550 health experts Wednesday accusing the fast food giant of ignoring the impact its products — and its marketing — have on America’s children. “McDonald’s and industry front groups have refused to address the dangerous toll that fast food and predatory marketing is taking on our kids,” they wrote.

The health scientists came up with a statistic that “In the decades to come, one in three children will develop type 2 diabetes as a result of diets high in McDonald’s-style junk food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” the experts noted.

If I ran McDonald’s I’d say that there is a three word answer that cannot be said in church!  Here’s what’s wrong with this:  Food is a legal product and there are parents and other guardians who are ultimately decide what kids eat.  But, this is likely to end up in court – just like the anti-smoking crusade started in the courts.  Plaintiffs who knew better smoked and remained smoking as a personal choice filed class action suits that should have been dismissed as frivolous.  There has been a warning label since 1965 on EVERY pack of cigarettes.

So now the do-gooders turn to fast food.  They will use children as pawns to achieve a social agenda where liberty is dependent on THEIR choices.  The suits will be filed, experts will come to court and say he got diabetes because he ate at McDonald’s every week and win millions.  All the fast food places will be sued in a class action and there will be a massive settlement – and less liberty for kids and adults!

It ought to have been stopped in the beginning.  But it is not.  Congress should pass a law forbidding any class action suit based on fast food.

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)


  1. Gayle Miller says:

    Our Founding Fathers must be doing twirlies in their graves at this nonsense! What you cannot achieve with legislation promulgated by our duly elected representatives whose job it is, under the Constitution, to make the laws – you try to glean from litigious proceedings. It’s screwed up beyond believe and has to be stopped.


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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