Yes indeed. Our founders wrote on taxing the population into submission many times. They debated it endlessly. Our government is one where they are to make our meals, bathe us, make sure we don't watch too much television or gain too much weight. What else is a government of a free country supposed to do? People are not intelligent enough to take care of themselves, that's why we have a federal government. Just look up the words of James Madison.<quoted text>
While your example is slightly juvenile in scope, there have been several proposals to target foods which contribute heavily to the obesity epidemic for taxes with an eye to shaping behaviour in the same way that taxes on smoking (or tanning) have!
First tobacco, then alcohol, now tanning beds and finally to food. Government needs to control our actions using these products. Food is dangerous you know. And when our federal government fears for our safety, they should tax us until we are no longer interested in hurting ourselves.
Oh if only the founders could see their country today. Would they be so proud. Now with Commie Care, who knows where that will lead us? Oh yes, I know where it will go: