Why Judge Did Right Thing by Invalidating NYC Ban on Selling Super-Sized Sodas

Judge Milton Tingling

If you’ve not yet heard, on March 11, 2013, New York State Supreme Court Justice Milton A. Tingling, Jr., invalidated the new ban on selling super-sized sodas that was to go into effect in New York City on March 12, 2013.

If you’ve been following my work you know that I give keynotes and media interviews on how to reclaim our power from the Hijackers of Happiness, Health & Prosperity. And you may have read some of what I’ve written about how the Fake Food Industry (junk foods like soda) gets us ill and the Symptom Control Industry then sells us things to help us cope with our illness for the rest of our lives.

So, why would I enthusiastically SUPPORT the judge’s decision? Well, you may also have heard me talk about how the Hijacking of Citizenship & Governance has caused an explosion in the number of individuals with huge self-responsibility deficits, the number of businesses with huge social responsibility deficits, and the amount of government over-regulation this has created.

As a clinical and organizational development psychologist, and culture change specialist (two of my 8 book awards are in “Social Change” and “Current Events in Politics & Society”), experience has taught me that enacting laws to control symptoms encourages these self-responsibility and social responsibility deficits. If you’ve heard me speak on The Hijacking of Health (including the obesity, diabetes, and cancer epidemics for starters), you know I believe there are far more effective ways to deal with than government regulating the size of sodas people can purchase.

You can read more about all of this at www.HijackingOfHappiness.com.

I am also available to give keynotes on any combination of these titles “The Hijacking of Happiness,” “The Hijacking of Health,” “The Hijacking of Prosperity,” “The Hijacking of Citizenship & Governance,” “The Hijacking of Problem-Solving” or “The Hijacking of Integrity.” You can arrange for me to speak to your business, nonprofit, trade organization, conference, or educational institution, through the CEO Space Speakers Bureau website (www.CEOSpaceSpeakers.com), or call them directly at +1-310-677-4540 or email them at bookings@ceospacespeakers.com

Meanwhile, what do YOU think about the judge’s invalidation of New York City’s super-sized soda ban?