Don’t buy into the Booker stuff

The Saline Courier - - OPINION - JIM HAR­RIS Con­ser­va­tive Cor­ner

In Fe­bru­ary, my doc­tor not so sub­tly told me that I needed to lose some weight or I was go­ing to die. Since then, I’ve man­aged to drop 30 pounds.

There are lots of ways to lose fat. Un­for­tu­nately the best way seems to be diet and ex­er­cise — the least pop­u­lar way for most peo­ple.

I did it by go­ing from three meals a day to just two. This re­duces the amount of food I take in by a third. I also limit eat­ing of sugar and carbs.

Los­ing weight is not a mul­ti­ple-choice test. There is no sin­gle an­swer that works for every­body. I’m not try­ing to force my diet suc­cess on any­body. Just be­cause it has worked for me doesn’t guar­an­tee it will work for oth­ers.

If some­one chooses to eat and ex­er­cise a cer­tain way and it doesn’t in­fringe on any­one’s free­dom, it’s their choice to make.

I find it of­fen­sive when some­one dis­agrees and tries to force his opin­ion — about di­et­ing or any­thing else — on me or oth­ers.

Democrats love to use the “My Way Or the High­way” method of win­ning an ar­gu­ment.

Take for ex­am­ple U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.). He is one of the crowd of far-left Democrats run­ning for pres­i­dent in 2020.

Booker is a ve­gan and he thinks every­body else needs to fol­low him. If they don’t fol­low him, they need to be forced to eat as he eats.

Booker re­cently said this planet “can’t sus­tain” peo­ple eat­ing meat.

Booker said Amer­i­cans need to be nudged into fake cheese be­cause the planet can­not sus­tain the “en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact” of the food in­dus­try.

“You see the planet earth mov­ing to­wards what is the Stan­dard Amer­i­can Diet. We’ve seen this mas­sive in­crease in con­sump­tion of meat pro­duced by the in­dus­trial an­i­mal agri­cul­ture in­dus­try,” Booker told a ve­gan mag­a­zine. “The tragic real­ity is this planet simply can’t sus­tain bil­lions of peo­ple consuming in­dus­tri­ally pro­duced an­i­mal agri­cul­ture be­cause of en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact. It’s just not pos­si­ble.”

“The num­bers just don’t add up,” he said. “We will de­stroy our planet un­less we start fig­ur­ing out a bet­ter way for­ward when it comes to our cli­mate change and our en­vi­ron­ment.”

Shades of the Green New Deal!

Booker sounds just like Con­gress­woman Alexan­dria Oca­sio-cortez, D-crazy, who wants to go to war against “fart­ing cows.”

Booker and other Democrats who want to use cli­mate change to force so­cial­ism and more gov­ern­ment con­trol of our lives never bother to ex­plain how the en­vi­ron­ment was not de­stroyed when mil­lions of buf­falo roamed the western plains of the United States.

Buf­falo pass gas just like cat­tle. Some­how they didn’t de­stroy the en­vi­ron­ment when the coun­try side was black with herds of buf­falo. Booker and other lib­er­als hate it when peo­ple try to con­fuse them with facts.

Booker said he be­came ve­gan after com­ing to the re­al­iza­tion that eat­ing eggs “didn’t align with my spirit.” He said his ve­gan “jour­ney” be­gan in 1992 when he be­came a veg­e­tar­ian after reading Gandhi’s bi­og­ra­phy.

Be­ing a lib­eral Demo­crat, Booker nat­u­rally be­gan look­ing for ways to force his views on eat­ing on the rest of us. He con­cluded us­ing cli­mate change was the best way.

More gov­ern­ment con­trol is al­ways the an­swer for Democrats. The cost of that is tak­ing peo­ple’s free­doms.

Now, if some­one de­cides to drop a few pounds, there are hun­dreds of ways they can try.

My wife has had suc­cess with what once was called Weight Watch­ers. I don’t like count­ing all those points and eat­ing some of the stuff she does. I have the free­dom to find my own way.

Here is some of the wit and wis­dom of co­me­dian Jeff Fox­wor­thy:

“If you ever won­dered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!

“If a Re­pub­li­can doesn’t like guns, he doesn’t buy one.

“If a Demo­crat doesn’t like guns, he wants all guns out­lawed.

“If a Re­pub­li­can is a veg­e­tar­ian, he doesn’t eat meat.

“If a Demo­crat is a veg­e­tar­ian, he wants all meat prod­ucts banned for ev­ery­one.”

That fits right in with Booker want­ing every­body to eat “ve­gan pancakes” and “ve­gan-stuffed French toast” just be­cause he does.

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