They came first for the trans fat
and I said nothing because I liked natural fat
Then they came for the soda
and I said nothing because I drank beer
Then they came for the calorie count
and I said nothing because I don’t own a restaurant
Then they came for the salt
and nobody was left to speak up for me
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Brooklyn Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D) has launched the latest attack at your personal freedoms. A ban on salt in restaurants. For those not in the know salt is the basis of all cooking. Wars were fought in ancient times over access to salt. Bread does not bake without salt.
New York City is the restaurant capital of the world. Removing the use of salt from these restaurants will cause them to shut down putting scores of thousands of workers on the street.
This is just another peg in the unending assault on our personal freedoms. It is time to take a stand. It is time to yell at the top of our lungs, “you’ll take my salt from my cold dead hands.”