Saturday, June 22, 2002

The Patriotic Citizen is a Fit Citizen

The busybody impulse of those in power never seems to flag. Not content with monitoring suicide bombings in Israel, the continuing hostilities in Afghanistan and the threat of nuclear war over Kashmir, the President focused this week on his new public health initiative, "HealthierUs," through which he hopes to scold Americans into exercising more often. The program recommends such innovative personal health strategies as using a push lawnmower rather than a motorized one and washing your hands frequently. Assumably they'll issue a winter edition which advises Americans to wear a sweater when it's cold and treat the flu with a nice warm bowl of chicken soup.


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