Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Keep the FDA out of our food choices
In the editorial “Trouble brewing over caffeine,” which ran on May 3, you said that the Food and Drug Administration needs to make sure that not too much caffeine is being marketed to the public.
I strongly disagree with this point for a number of reasons.
I don’t think the FDA should control what we are able to buy.
It is our money, and we should be able to spend it however we want.
I want the freedom of being able to eat and drink whatever I want, and I will gladly suffer the consequences (if there are any).
I believe you should rethink this position because it is unfair for a government agency to control our dietary habits.
I don’t like it when my parents tell me what to eat, so I would hate it if a bunch of random government officials did the same.
Everyone should have the right to buy whatever he wants, whether it is healthy or not.
Editor’s note: The editorial said the FDA should make sure products with high levels of caffeine are not marketed to children and adolescents.
In Va. or Miss., jobs are jobs
What does it take to please Republicans?
For four years, the Republican mantra coming from John Boehner was, where are the jobs?
Democratic candidate for governor Terry McAuliffe, as an entrepreneur, has created 150 jobs by investing in a new technology company located in Mississippi, but is being criticized because he invested in the wrong place.
Is Mississippi the wrong place? The last time I checked, Mississippi was still in America.
Just because Virginia was too slow to take advantage of the new opportunity for jobs doesn’t mean jobs were not created in the United States.
RUDY J. VIETMEIER
Weather JournalBreather before next wintry system