Thursday, June 17, 2010

Peanuts on a Plane

How do you feel about peanuts on planes?  According to a recent AP release, Federal officials are once again considering banning peanuts on planes.  Is this really necessary?  Do we need to legistlate all these little details of our lives?   Even though the girls have a peanut allergy, I still think this is a little extreme. What is next?  The article estimates that 1.8 million Americans are allergic to peanuts.  That is a lot of Americans, but it isn't even close to being most or all.  Once we outlaw one thing that poses a threat to a minority of Americans, it opens the floodgates for anything and everything that might threaten anyone and everyone to be outlawed.  (I do think that airlines should take seriously requests from passengers who are extremely sensitive and provide some viable alternative, but that is far different than a blanket ruling).

And that is what I have to say about that.

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