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Trevor: “So I was listening to Rush Limbaugh the other day when he said that there is no scientific evidence to support the proposition that eating fruits and vegetables prolongs your life.  And his so called evidence for this proposition is that Jack LaLane died.  Jack LaLane died at 96!  Plus, we’ve seen study after study conclude that fruits and vegetables prolong life.”

Audrey: “Well, sure, but Rush Limbaugh likes to channel extreme emotions to garner attention.  He does have a point that some places are getting to be police states when it comes to eating healthy and recycling.  San Francisco will fine you up to $1,000 if you put compost materials in your trash.  San Francisco also bans putting toys in fast food meals that don’t achieve a minimum level of nutrition.  Companies are now establishing policies where they must turn down smokers as job applicants.  At what point to I* get to choose how to act and what to eat?”

Conner: “Yeah but if we eventually go to a single-payer healthcare system then the public has an interest in keeping Americans healthy.  They’re not going to do it on their own, so maybe they need to be forced through these regulations.  In addition, hiring smokers costs $3,391 more a year in health expenses and lost wages.  That’s bad for the economy.  It’s no longer ‘Live and let live.’  People’s lifestyle choices are going to affect my* taxes.”

Audrey: “Maybe it’s worth an increase in taxes to maintain freedom.  Maybe I want to have trans-fats in my food.  What happened to ‘Live Free or Die’?”

Conner: “What?  Living in New Hampshire for three years really rubbed off on you Audrey.  It’s a good think you live in Utah where you can have your freedom.”

 

*”Or rather, the humans.”

2 Responses to “A Play by Audrey Rufous Bird”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Trevor, do you regularly listen to Rush or was this (hopefully) an anomaly?

    Interesting discussion guys, the three of you should have your own tv news program, debating/discussing the issues.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Trevor likes to consider all viewpoints. He doesn’t have a political affiliation yet. Audrey, on the other hand, is a conservative. Conner is very liberal.