Mississippi State Representative Ted Mayhall (R-DeSoto) hopes to fuel a debate about obesity by proposing a bill that prohibits restaurants to serve obese people. He does not want the bill to pass, and he does not expect the bill to pass, he just wants to fuel a debate.
Besides the obvious nanny state aspects of the bill, it will make everyone their brother’s keeper. We should not assume this proposal is above Murphy’s law either. Murphy’s law beats down hubris by habit.