Burlington Mr. President, as a father, you understand the incredible importance of keeping your family healthy, happy, lean and long-lived as easily and inexpensively as possible. As the president of our country, you understand the importance of educating U.S. citizens about how to do the same.
My concern then is, as the most prominent role model in the land, why do you smoke cigarettes? Why do you eat so many fatty foods, as physicians have publicly noted? Why are there so many campaign tour photos of you eating unhealthy foods? At the same time, your wife is campaigning to end childhood obesity. Doesn’t this send a mixed message to most everyone in America? This at a time when America’s disease, obesity and health insurance rates are skyrocketing, with no end in sight?
Why does America spend only 4 percent percent of its health-care budget on prevention and education yet over 75 percent on disease treatment? Is the goal to make Americans authentically healthy, or to make a few industries wealthier? These are questions my own children have asked me around the dinner table, so now I’m asking you Mr. President.
From all the research I just completed, I now know that Americans aren’t getting fatter and sicker because they’re lazy; they’re getting fatter and sicker because of the steady stream of misinformation that is fed to them and that defies common sense. They’re confused about the true biological causes of poor health and disease. You can understand then why, to the American public, it almost appears that governmental health policies are designed to cultivate disease and illness, purely for profit, rather than to authentically protect the health of American citizens.
The signs are everywhere. A recent example is the fact that food manufacturers don’t have to label GMO (genetically modified organisms) foods in America, when other countries do. Why? People certainly deserve to know what’s in their food! A country as a whole is only as strong as the health of its individuals.