The DC city council passed a tax on soda and sweet drinks.
This municipal body believes it is the place of government to manipulate citizens into choices that authorities conclude optimize health.
Yet this very same government provides free condoms to decadent youth because, it is argued, it is not the place of bureaucrats to make value judgments what people do with their own bodies.
These prophylactics will no doubt be financed in part through proceeds collected through the soda tax.
Life has certainly gotten more logical and consistent since giving God and the Ten Commandments the legal system's equivalent of the middle finger.
By Frederick Meekins