Today we are proud to announce our first of five nominations for our 2017 “Californian of the Year” award. This award will go to the person who most exemplifies the drive and determination to change the character of Colorado into that of California.
Colorado Character means craving the freedom to make one’s own decisions. By working to turn Colorado into East California, our nominees promote the Californian value of demanding to make decisions for other people.
Our first nominee is Christine Berg, Mayor of Lafayette, for her leadership and vote to make Lafayette the first city in Colorado to bar local restaurants from advertising “sugar drinks” on kids’ menus. The ordinance limits children’s default choices to water and milk, among other offshoots, such as sparkling water and non-dairy milk alternatives.
Beyond the obvious California-like nannyism of replacing the power of parents with the power of the parental state (after all the ordinance was modeled after one in Davis California), our panel of judges were particularly impressed by her ability to also attack First Amendment freedoms of speech at the same time. After all wasn’t it Patrick Henry who said, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it, unless you’re talking about Mountain Dew.”
Please join me in congratulating Mayor Christine Berg, parent of other people’s children, nannyist and hater of free speech, for her nomination as the 2017 Californian of the Year!
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s nomination.