Agree/Disagree: "Governments should make obesity a crime"

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Poll: Agree/Disagree: "Governments should make obesity a crime" (127 votes)

Agree, obesity should be treated as a crime 16%
Disagree, obesity should NOT be treated as a crime 84%

In case any dumbass thinks this is a bait thread, I will list down my carefully thought reasons why this proposal can actually be helpful.

The Whys

  1. Productivity. Obese people are correlated with low levels of productivity. By discouraging obesity, people would be more productive.
  2. Increase quality of life. People out of fear, will learn to live healthier lives instead of gorging themselves (Think America) silly.
  3. Increase happiness. Studies have shown that some people overeat due to depression. The government should keep the people busy instead of eating.
  4. Shut up the mouths of those government detractors who cry wolf on every instance of "political correctness". Since this act is rather "politically incorrect", they would learn that the government isn't politically correct and be satisfied.

The Hows of Implementation

  • Of course, there are different severity levels or categories of crime. Obviously, it goes without saying that obesity, if it ever becomes a crime, should be treated as a minor offence.
  • Enact a new law that requires everyone who is of a certain minimum age and mentally sound, to go for medical checkups once a year and measure their weight.
  • Whoever is deemed obese by various methods of measures, will be fined a certain amount of money - a disincentive to stop people from spending money on more food.
  • Tax sugar and trans-fats products heavily.

Alternative

  • If it is non-feasible to make obesity a crime, perhaps the government can resort to a "carrot" instead of "stick" approach.
  • Whoever is within the "healthy" range of an optional yearly medical checkup would be given vouchers for purchasing health products.

Your opinions?

What do you think? Discuss.

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No, that'd be stupid.

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No, but they need to stop saying "It's a disease". Take responsibility for your actions.

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Yes lol

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#54  Edited By Major_Hellstrom

I have a better solution, we make life illegal. Think about it, dead people don’t suffer from poverty, or disease, or depression, they don’t need to work or worry. They’re just dead. So basically we can solve every problem in the world this way.

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Saying that the government should make obesity a crime is the equivalent of a parent not allowing his/her child to play with other children. It's obviously a dumb decision to implement such rule.

Not only you're taking away the freedom of people to eat what they want. You're also pretty much treating people like robots.

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The government won't even stop cigarettes from being bought and sold.

The government allow people to lose all their money gambling.

The government love obese people, they are great for the economy

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Let people be people.

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Obesity a crime?!! That’s about as ridiculous as making smoking Marijuana a crime or homosexuality a crime. No sensible government would ever pass....oh, wait. Never mind.

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#60  Edited By SleepingSlaves

@moneyyjunee said:

Why would this be a bad thing? Just let people be them.

It's a bad thing because being obese is incredibly unhealthy, leading to drastically shortened lifespans. If that wasn't enough, it becoming the norm would lead to less and less being done about it. I obviously don't think it should be considered a crime, but it definitely isn't something that should be encouraged as an individual choice.

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Amusing to consider, but very silly.

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Anti vaxxers more like

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@kgb725 said:

Anti vaxxers more like

This, really and truly.

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I have a better solution, we make life illegal. Think about it, dead people don’t suffer from poverty, or disease, or depression, they don’t need to work or worry. They’re just dead. So basically we can solve every problem in the world this way.

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What??? Some people have like thyroid problems & shit, they can't help that they're fat.

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Nope, definitely want them around for when the zombie apocalypse finally breaks out

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#67  Edited By Dernman  Online

Should governments make threads and questions like these a crime?

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Yes. Unless you are pursuing a career in Sumo Wrestling. Then your okay.

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#69 BumpyBoo  Moderator

They already have far too much say in people's personal lives.

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@bumpyboo said:

They already have far too much say in people's personal lives.

This. In a truly liberated society you should be allowed to eat yourself to death.

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I hate the concept of obesity and how people make stupid lifestyle choices that wind up destroying their own health but to classify obesity as a crime, heck no!

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Agreed

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#73 eri123  Online

Disagree completely.

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The majority of comicvine would be in jail

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Amusing to consider, but very silly.

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Shouldn't be made illegal but they shouldn't be accommodated either.

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#77  Edited By Alavanka

No.

But the government should, once every week on a random day, let out a couple of tigers in a random neighborhood.

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If in the future we get some nutjob president who implements socialized healthcare, then yes. No sense paying for someone else's entirely preventable healthcare costs. As long as we live in the real world though the answer is no.

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In hindsight, what are the fatties gonna do? Run? Fight? Fat chance.

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#81  Edited By Non_Playable

Nah, not a crime. Definitely should be more strict FDA guidelines and food warnings, all that stuff. Regulate the shit making people fat, grant more public programs that would discourage a sedentary lifestyle subsidized by the government or made mandatory for large private organizations, and the fatties might start dyin' out.

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NO! AMERICA WAS BUILT ON THE FOUNDATION OF FAST-FOOD & UNHEALTHY LIFE CHOICES I WON'T HAVE YOU DESTROY AMERICA'S GLORY YOU COMMUNIST!!!!!!!!!!!

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@major_hellstrom said:

I have a better solution, we make life illegal. Think about it, dead people don’t suffer from poverty, or disease, or depression, they don’t need to work or worry. They’re just dead. So basically we can solve every problem in the world this way.

@major_hellstrom: This guy's got it figured out

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#84 Dernman  Online

In hindsight, what are the fatties gonna do? Run? Fight? Fat chance.

Sit on em.

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Just don't subsidise it...

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#88  Edited By Arthur_Morgan

Oh yes, lets care for the ppl who have to much to eat.

Duck them and your government.

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Yes.

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That makes no sense.

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They should to an extent, enough to get those who are obese on the right track to getting healthy. Otherwise, let people do their own shit.

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Why is your fat ass the government's concern or problem? The government makes a terrible mama. Tell the government to stay out of your kitchen!

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yes, they are taking extra resources.

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@baph:

So does every person who does not work, is on government assistance, is incarcerated, or anyone else who is taking in more than they put out.

Also those resources have been paid for, no different than if you make it a crime for using more resources because someone drives a vehicle with bad gas mileage.

The government does not care if you are healthy, actually it is better for big business if you are not healthy.

Make being obese illegal as soon as they ban smoking, drinking, and anything else that people do that is bad for them.

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#96  Edited By Riddlersriddle

This thread gave me a good laugh, although that's the only thing it seems to be good for. A ridiculous question that shouldn't have even been asked.

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#97  Edited By Rockette

Technically overly muscled is obese. This is a stupid a** topic.Flagging and moving to LOCK.

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No, but there should be fat shaming propaganda.

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#100 Dernman  Online

@rockette said:

Technically overly muscled is obese. This is a stupid a** topic.Flagging and moving to LOCK.

Come on. Yes it's an incredibly stupid question to ask but do you really want to be in that type of forum where people flag/lock things just because they don't like it?