The War On Trans-Fat

Amid all the other problems affecting America, a Louisville, Kentucky Councilman is proposing that his city declare war on that horrible enemy of freedom, trans-fat:

Amid a national push for healthier food, a Louisville official is proposing to ban the city’s restaurants from using artificial fat.

Metro Councilman Dan Johnson said he plans to file an ordinance that would ban the use of trans fatty acids in food in the city’s 2,600 eateries. Johnson, a Democrat, said the restriction would be in line with the health department’s mission to protect public health.

“They wouldn’t let a restaurant serve rat poison, and I think this is similar to rat poison,” Johnson said. “It’s just a little slower in killing you.”

So are a lot of other substances, does that mean we should ban everything except water ?