The Twinkie Diet

August 9, 2010 | by | Topic: The Path to FreedomPrint Print

Imagine your favorite NFL team entering summer camp following an off-season training regimen of no exercise and a diet of unlimited Big Macs, Twinkies, and Coke. Sound outrageous’ Such a thing would be unheard of in the competitive NFL, but among several of our country’s flabby state legislatures, I have to wonder.

Vacationing in western New York last week, I picked up a copy of the Buffalo News. Two items caught my eye. The “Quote of the Day” in Friday’s sports section came from Buffalo Bills receiver Roscoe Parrish who said, “It’s training camp, so every day you go out there, you got to approach it like it’s your last.” Contrast Parrish’s compete-for-survival attitude with New York Gov. David Paterson’s front-page remarks about his state’s bloated budget. “It doesn’t tax much, either,” Paterson said.

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Lee Wishing

Lee Wishing

Lee S. Wishing, III, is the administrative director of The Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College.

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