"Why Not Throw People In Jail For Being Fat?"
This guy is making a bad argument for marijuana legalization.
I don't do any illegal drugs, but I tend to be very libertarian when it comes to the drug wars given the failure of prohibition and how they have been used to install a police state. The addicts are going to shoot up no matter what even if you get the state to spend $50,000 a year to babysit them for a few years in attempts to stop them. That said if a teen smokes pot with some friends and gets caught, should his life be ruined forever?
My first thought with this article was "Don't give them any new ideas!". Some do-gooder may come up with fat camps by fiat. Of course they won't address the bad food and toxins poisoning the lot of us or how much more a salad is harder to afford then greasy burgers.