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Today is National Donut Day.

Ordinarily, this would be just another cute calendar event.  But nowadays we’re bombarded by government proposals on obesity and so-called nutritional reform.  The most recent manifestation of this is Michelle Obama's White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity, which last month released a massive report with recommendations ranging from prenatal care programs to increased support for breastfeeding to soda taxes to community planning.

Like countless other government reports, it prominently portrays obesity as a crisis; only inside the report do you find the admission that childhood obesity rates have shown "no significant increase in recent years." (Page 4)

So how should the conscientious citizen respond to this on National Donut Day?  I say, by eating two donuts—one for himself, and one as an act of civil disobedience.

Bon appétit.