The American Academy of Pediatrics “is issuing a new policy statement calling on the government and manufacturers to implement a food labeling system warning parents” of the risk that their kids may choke on a hot dog. File this one under “cures worse than the disease”.
Think that they intend to stop with labels for hot dogs? Think again. This is the same liberal group that concluded that “the absence of guns from children’s homes and communities is the most reliable and effective measure to prevent firearm-related injuries in children and adolescents.” And undoubtedly it is merely a matter of time before these jackasses decide that “the absence of tasty food from children’s homes and communities is the most reliable and effect measure to prevent choking in children and adolescents.” Sorry docs – hot dogs don’t kill people, not chewing kills people.
Seriously, with an obligatory nod to Judge Lowell A. Reed, perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if the right to eat hot dogs, which they will with age inherit fully, is chipped away in the name of their protection.
Frankly, this constant whining by pediatricians, activists, pundits and parents unable to take care of their own children makes me think that every two year old should be inoculated against such idiocy with a serving of hot dog fried in peanut oil.