] So as America gets wider, the nation's personal ethics
] are underexercised. It doesn't matter if, over time,
] people's bodies are telling them to eat less. It doesn't
] matter if the media constantly hector the public on the
] dangers of over-eating and junk food. It doesn't matter
] that lack of exercise is a big factor in the thickening
] of America.
] Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, D-D.C., complained in the
] Washington Post, "We're talking about a public health
] problem for which our government has not taken
] responsibility." Actually, Uncle Sam has begun airing TV
] ads telling Americans to exercise more. But if
] individuals won't take responsibility for their weight
] gain, why should their government?
Indeed. Personal responsibility? What's that?